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Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats Can Sneak Up on Us

By Grant Ramsey, DVM The kidneys are incredibly important organs for our pets and ourselves that are often underappreciated. Their most important job is to eliminate toxins from the blood through the production of urine. The kidneys are built to last and are very resilient, which is why chronic kidney disease often sneaks up on [...]

By |2019-04-03T16:06:02+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Dog’s Balance Problem May Be Neurological

By Dani Powers, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Vestibular disease–the disturbance of balance–in dogs can be a scary and frustrating condition. Nobody likes to see their dog wobbling around, and the condition may arise spontaneously without a distinct, known cause. Board-certified veterinary neurologists are trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the vestibular system. The vestibular system [...]

By |2019-04-03T15:20:01+00:00April 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recognizing and Reacting to Seizures in Dogs and Cats

By: Jocelyn J. Cooper, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Seizure basics: What is a seizure? A seizure is essentially a group of neurons within the brain generating abnormal electrical activity for a period of time. What does a seizure look like? The outward appearance is variable and can cause anything from twitching of the eyelids or face [...]

By |2019-03-27T16:51:36+00:00February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sports Medicine: Not Just for People Anymore

Tige Witsberger, DVM, DACVS Sports-related injuries are a common occurrence for people and an accepted part of the risk associated with sports. The risk of injury is much the same for our pets, even if the “sport” is just playing fetch! The owners of Duke, a young Labrador Retriever, experienced this firsthand when he was [...]

By |2019-02-08T18:48:43+00:00January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: That Insatiable Appetite Might be More Than You Think

By Ahmira Torres, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine) Have you noticed your dog being ravenous lately? Drinking more water than normal? Asking to go outside more frequently? Are they having urinary accidents in the house? Do they seem more lethargic? Having skin issues? Those are some of the signs of Cushing’s disease. Cushing’s disease is a [...]

By |2018-10-31T13:03:18+00:00October 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WAIT!! What Are You Chewing On?!

By Anna Ledoux, DVM We all know the rules; we should not feed our pets table scraps. Human foods such as grapes, raisins, and chocolate are known toxins. Our pets also chew on things that are not necessarily edible and certainly don’t ask our permission first. Plants are a prime example. While most plant ingestion [...]

By |2018-10-31T12:54:37+00:00September 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) in Dogs

By Dani Powers, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Disk related problems are very common in our canine patients, in fact it is the most commonly encountered spinal problem in dogs. Intervertebral disk disease or IVDD is common terminology used, but others include: herniated, slipped, ruptured, extruded or bulging disk. All refer to a similar process, which is [...]

By |2018-10-31T12:37:48+00:00August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Are the Most Common Allergies in Cats?

Being itchy is no fun and your cat doesn’t enjoy scratching all day either. One of the most common causes of itchiness is allergies, and cats can have allergies of all kinds. MissionVet is here to help pet owners understand the most common allergies in cats and how they are treated. Common Types of Allergies [...]

By |2018-05-24T11:49:47+00:00May 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments