Posts in Category: Senior Pet Care
Facing Pet Cancer, Together
Your pet’s routine wellness exam plays an important role against the development of disease. The chance to detect an illness as early as possible increases the odds that treatment will be effective and long-lasting. In the case of a pet cancer diagnosis, there’s a great deal to consider and worry about. Unfortunately, pet cancer is not uncommon. The good news is that many types can be treated successfully. We are here to help you navigate the choppy waters so you can help your pet through.Continue…
Golden Years: The Best Pets for Retirees
Planning for retirement can include preparing for pets in your life. Once you’re free from a daily work schedule, your lifestyle and priorities may change. You may want to bring a new pet into your life. Before adopting a new pet, there are many factors to consider. At Mobile Vet M.D., Dr. Mary Kwacz wants to help you choose the best companion pet for your retirement years.Continue…
Fat Cat Facts: What You Need to Know About Overweight Cats
Even though the site of a portly cat might make us say “aww,” obesity in pets takes a serious toll on their health and longevity. You may like to think your cat is just a little fluffy, but there are repercussions to cats carrying too much weight that you need to know about. Since obesity in cats is alarmingly common, the team at Mobile Vet MD is here with the facts about the risks associated with having a little too much cat to love:Continue…
If Your Cat Has Greasy Fur, It Could Be Time to Investigate
Cats are adored worldwide for their eyes, whiskers, and cute little meows, and for their soft, silky, fur coats. Without a doubt, people love to touch and stroke a gleaming feline coat, but when a cat has greasy fur, it can be highly unattractive.
Sure it could simply be the result of poor kitty hygiene, but oily, sticky and greasy fur can also be indicative of larger medical issues.
Since all cats deserve to be snuggled and adored, it’s time to dive into the best ways to care for their skin and coat.Continue…
Pet Diabetes: How You Can Help Your Pet
All pets have their own behavioral characteristics, but most of the time it’s easy to tell when something is wrong. Sure, many pets will hide signs of illness from even their closest people, but with pet diabetes, keep an eye out for excessive thirst, urination, and weight loss.
Pet diabetes is one of the most common conditions in pets today, with 1 in 300 dogs and 1 in 231 cats being affected. Early detection and diligent management are the key components to preventing long term complications.
Mobile Vet M.D has everything you need to know about pet diabetes, right here!
Drawing a Line in the Sand: Solving Litter Box Problems
Not all cat owners enjoy scooping out the litter box, but this daily chore sure beats cleaning up messes made outside the box! Beyond the associated frustration, it can be maddening to get to the bottom of litter box problems. Why does this behavior seem to pop up overnight, and what can be done to encourage litter box frequency?
Patience and diligence are the keys to helping an affected feline turn things around.
Some pets take to house training like nobody’s business, others may have challenges and ultimately reverse course. Getting to the bottom of this mystery can take time, but a wellness visit complete with physical exam and diagnostics can rule out underlying illnesses that often cause spraying or incontinence. If it’s painful to urinate in the box, cats will begin to form negative associations that are hard to break.
Senior Pet Health & The Golden Years
Have you noticed a little grey on the muzzle of your fur “baby”? Aging in pets sometimes happens before we know it! And, with access to better veterinary care, our understanding of what pets need to thrive, coupled with better nutrition, pets are living longer than ever.
Of course, aging comes with certain conditions and ailments; but age is not a disease! We can make some small adjustments to keep our senior pets comfortable. And, if we meet their health needs, they can live active, happy lives well into their golden years.
Come along with Mobile Vet, MD as we explore senior pet health.Continue…
No Laughing Matter: Pain in Pets
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…