Discovering a lump or bump on your pet can be extremely disconcerting. Thoughts jump to the worst – is it cancer? An infection? Some other type of pet emergency?
Lumps and bumps in pets can be frightening, but the majority of these masses are benign. If you discover a lump or bump on your pet that wasn’t there before, your friends at Mobile Vet, MD are here to help you tell the normal from the bad.Continue…
When it comes to keeping pets healthy, vaccines and parasite prevention are critical. Unfortunately, many owners of indoor-only cats are under the impression there’s no need for this type of care since their cat is “never” exposed to anything. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Cats don’t need to go outdoors to come into contact with a surprising number of viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Indoor cat vaccinations and parasite protection can make all the difference for your feline companion.Continue…
If your previously house trained dog or cat is suddenly peeing where they aren’t supposed to, it could be a sign of something more troubling. The team at Mobile Vet M.D. wants to take a moment to discuss house soiling in pets and what you can do to manage the issue.
House Soiling in Cats
Urinating outside the litter box is a common problem among cats and is one of the main reasons cats are surrendered to shelters and even euthanized. There are so many different causes for the behavior, many of which are relatively simple to fix.
Everyone has dealt with fear and anxiety. In small doses, these emotions can help keep us safe and protect us from danger, but when these feelings overtake our lives, it can be problematic.
Unfortunately, our pets are no different. Anxiety in pets manifests differently than in humans, but the physiological effects are the same – nearly every system in the body is negatively impacted by long-term anxiety. Helping your pet manage their anxiety is key to their health and happiness.
If given the opportunity to ensure their pet’s lifelong health and wellness and support the welfare of other animals in need, the average pet owner would gladly jump at the chance. When you decide to spay or neuter your pet, that’s exactly what happens!
These routine surgical procedures greatly reduce health problems down the road for cats and dogs and significantly impact the number of homeless animals in our community. A win-win situation for sure!Continue…
The last twelve months have been very busy, and Mobile Vet M.D. is so grateful to serve a growing community of dedicated, responsible pet owners. To support you and your best friend, we publish monthly pet care blogs that aim to educate, inform, and celebrate pet owners like yourself. In other words, our blog seeks to answer questions that we routinely hear around the van.
Mobile Vet M.D.’s Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2018
If you already caught these pet care blogs the first time around, thank you for reading! For those who are new to our our blog, the following are the most popular posts of the year. Enjoy!Continue…
There are few things worse than wanting to have a good time, but not being able to for fear of something bad happening. When it comes to holiday pet safety, it might seem like you can’t decorate or display festive items inside the home for fear of how it might affect your pet. Sure, you want to limit or eliminate items known for endangering pets but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the way you want.
When you’re proactive, you can truly have your holiday cake and eat it, too!Continue…
We all know how debilitating pain can be, and it’s no different for our pets. However, when symptoms of pain in pets range from obvious to barely discernible, even the most attentive owner can remain in the dark.
In the wild, animals who show signs of pain are a target for predators. As a result, they’ve developed a natural instinct to mask symptoms in order to make themselves appear less vulnerable. This begs the question: how can you identify and manage pain in pets?Continue…
Anyone who has ever transported a terrified dog or an angry, yowling cat to the veterinarian can attest to the high level of stress and discomfort experienced by both pet and owner. With the extreme anxiety that many pets experience when bombarded by the unfamiliar sights, sounds, and smells of a veterinary clinic, even a routine wellness exam can become quite an ordeal.
That’s where Mobile Vet M.D. comes in! We deliver compassionate, state-of-the-art veterinary care right to your door. Whether you’re already one of our beloved clients, or are new to the idea, we’re excited to share with you all the ways in which utilizing a mobile vet clinic can improve your pet’s life!
Want to help your pet live a healthier and happier life? Of course, we all do! One of the best ways to give your pet good health is to focus on preventive care, but what, exactly, is wellness for pets, and why is it so important?
Here, Mobile Vet M.D. shares a few tips on pet wellness and what it means to you.