Even though there have been numerous awareness campaigns and even scandals regarding pet food, most owners continue to purchase and feed unsafe commercial food to their loyal companions.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in cats is a disorder that results from sections of the gastrointestinal tract having inflammatory cells. With time, the inflammation results in the intestines becoming less effective at absorbing nutrients.
Regardless of how careful you are as a pet owner, intestinal parasites seem to be a very common problem in dogs. Whether it’s from eating an infected stool, uncooked meat, raw foods, playing in soil contaminated with worms or he got them from a flea/mosquito, worms cause several health problems, some more severe than others. Because prevention is relatively difficult, your best bet is to learn the telltale signs and start the treatment as soon as possible.
If your cat suffers from problems with the urinary tract, you know how uncomfortable and inconvenient it can be for both you and your feline. Fortunately, research has brought to light plenty of information on cat urinary problems.
Just as it can be normal for humans to suffer from stress, it’s also normal for pets to get stressed. But more often than not, we don’t always stop and think about how this may affect cats and dogs; or what causes it in the first in the first place.
Have you ever experience UTI before? Anyone who has is familiar with the constant ache and need to visit the washroom right away, only to pass out very little urine.
Vaccination can go a long way in minimizing the severity of infections in the future, while others can prevent infections. Today, there are a variety of vaccinations available to prevent diseases in pets.
Canine distemper is a contagious viral disease that affects dogs. The disease is also known to affect some species of wildlife, including skunks, wolves, coyotes, ferrets, raccoons and foxes.
Glaucoma is a complicated series of infections that often result in optical damage. It results in increased production of aqueous humor thus straining drainage of the fluid.
Most people may think that this is an odd topic to write, but the truth is cats vomit, and this happens regularly. And while there’s the common misconception that this is a normal occurrence, it is actually not.
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) happens when the pancreas is unable to produce enzymes that help with digestion.
While our cats may not like to admit it, with their independent streak and all, they rely on us to make all the decisions regarding their diet. Here’s a handy guide on how to create a healthy diet for your cat.
Feline communication is largely nonverbal, although from time to time cats may use special noises — like howls, chirps, growls, hisses and meows — to get their point across.
A car ride! A car ride! A car ride! For most dogs it’s the greatest thing since the cookie. But a dog can get motion sickness just like people do, which can mean that even a short car trip becomes stressful for the dog — and disgusting for the owner.
According to a 2009 survey by AAA and Best Western International, more than three-quarters of respondents said they want to take their pet with them on vacation. We love our pets and want them to experience the excitement of exploring new destinations right alongside us. And with more and more pet-friendly accommodations available, it’s becoming easier to pack up the entire family for adventure.
The clear front covering of the eye, known as the cornea, is a delicate structure. As such, corneal ulcers can result from trauma to the eye or one of many medical conditions that affect the eye.
The liver is one of the largest and hardest-working organs in the body. It’s the body’s version of the consummate multitasker.
They didn't coin the term "doggy paddle" because canines stay on shore. Many dogs enjoy swimming as much as people do, and cool times in the local swimming spot are irreplaceable summer experiences.
It is relatively easy to train a dog to come to you when you call his name, but cats, as usual, are a different story. What is the difference?
Have you ever come home from work to find that your dog has chewed a hole in the door, pooped in the house or, according to the neighbors, barked incessantly?
Scratching is a natural cat behavior, but it can be destructive in a household. Declaw surgery generally involves the removal of all or a portion of the last bone in each digit of the forepaws.
You want your pet to look good and feel good. But if he’s suffering from atopy — an allergic skin reaction – neither is the case. The itching can make your dog or cat miserable, and redness, rashes, bleeding, and skin infections are worse.
Some of these signs, such as weight loss and bad breath, may be indicative of cancer or they may signify other health problems. Regardless, they should always prompt a discussion with your veterinarian.
When you’re looking for someone to watch over your pet when you travel, how do you decide which option is best?
As numerous hilarious Internet videos show, our cats seem to love to knock things off high places. Why do they engage in this funny — but also sometimes annoying or even dangerous — behavior?
Many of us love the smell of lavender, cinnamon or jasmine, but what about our pets?
One of the sweetest things about my profession as a veterinarian is the opportunity to see the love shared between people and pets. What’s even more special is seeing the accommodations people make for pets with disabilities.
Recently, I talked with a frustrated dog owner who felt like she had missed her chance to teach her dog good manners. “I want to train my Cocker Spaniel to stop barking every 30 seconds,” she lamented, “but he’s 4 now and it’s too late to change him!”
Though all puppies are incredibly cute, not all are a good fit for your lifestyle. With the proper research and preparation, you can find a dog who will be a great addition to the family.
Is your cat coughing, wheezing and producing nasty-looking snot from her nose? It’s not a run-of-the-mill cold as we might think of it. Cats can be prone to respiratory problems. If they go unrecognized or untreated, the result can be a bad case of pneumonia.
The holidays are here, with visitors and house guests coming and going — and that means an increased likelihood that your dog will be around unfamiliar people, particularly children. When my clients are preparing for the holiday season, I take the time to address strategies they can use to help keep interactions between their dog and visiting children safe and positive.
A roly poly puppy or chubby kitten might look cute, but carrying extra fat can endanger your pet’s health. Here’s how to keep your pet’s weight in check.
Being aware of potential hazards for your pet during the holiday season is important for their health and your peace of mind. Check out this video for more information!
Patience is key when it comes to housebreaking because every pup will pick up the process at his own pace.
Who hasn’t wondered, “Why does my pet eat grass?” The truth is there isn’t one clear reason.
You’ve done all the right things when it comes to training your dog, and so far, it’s gone well: He knows how to sit and stay and shake, and he’s pleasant and polite to be around. But suddenly, training feels like a burden — and your dog doesn’t seem like he’s enjoying it, either. Time to give up?
Is brushing your dog's teeth something you and your dog don't look forward to? We want to help you!
A dog can bark for many reasons — to defend his territory, signal a stranger, get attention, say hello, express discomfort or frustration, and more. Understanding why a dog barks is key to getting him to stop.
Cats and dogs can coexist within the same family as long as you introduce them properly. Find out more here!
Giving a cat his medicine is rarely easy, but knowing the proper procedure and what to expect can make the process more pleasant—for you and your cat. Find out more here!
Regular exercise can have a tremendous impact on your pups overall well-being! Find out how we can help here!
Puppies are without a doubt some of the most adorable things on the planet. Parenting a new puppy, however, is no walk in the park. Here’s a guide to help you care for the new addition to the family.
“What vaccines should my dog get?” This is a question veterinarian’s hear on a fairly regular basis. Find out how we can help!
Do you think your feline friend is having an adverse reaction to their food? Find out what to look for and what you can do to help here!
Not sure where the best place is for your senior dog while you are away? Let us help you with our professional and caring boarding staff!
Ticks can cause trouble for your furry feline and canine companions! Find out what you should know about them here!
We know how important your senior feline companion can be to you. Find out some common health problems to watch for in your mature feline friend here!
Keeping your cat's haircoat healthy is very important. Find out how you should groom your cat and how we can help!
There are many myths when it comes to pet grooming, so knowing the right way to brush and bathe your dog or cat can be a little confusing. Find out more about grooming and how our professional grooming staff can help!
Does your canine companion deserve a little pampering? A bath and fresh new haircut may be just what your furry friend needs!
Does your pet have an upset tummy? Find out why we recommend a homemade bland diet of rice and chicken for your furry friend!
Is your canine companion feeling gloomy? A bath and fresh new haircut may be just what your furry friend needs to turn their frown upside down!
Going on vacation? Looking for a place to board your canine companion? Find out what to look for when boarding your furry friend and how we can help!
Does your canine companion deserve a pick me up? A bath and fresh new haircut may be just what your furry friend needs!
Does your canine companion have a healthy and shiny coat? Find out how often you should be grooming your furry friend and how we can help here!
Traveling and don't know what to do with your canine companion? See how our boarding services, with caring and personal attention, will help put your mind at ease.
Going on vacation? Looking for a place to board your feline friend? Find out what to look for when boarding your furry friend and how we can help!
Exercise and play are critical for you canine companion! Find out why it's so crucial and what kind of play to engage your dog in here!
Did you come home to your canine companion chowing down on chocolate? Find out what signs to look for and what you should do if your dog ingests chocolate!
Cats are nosy creatures, sniffing at anything of interest. Insect stings can spell trouble for your feline friend. Find how what you can do to help!
Keeping your canine companion happy and safe during a walk is very important. Find out some hints to keeping your walk safe and relaxing here!
Dental cleanings are so important for your feline family member. Find out what to expect and what services we offer to help!
Is your furry feline scratching? Don't worry it's totally normal behavior. Find out some ways to create a scratching haven for your furry feline friend!
After 20 years at Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa, Dr. Zeitz decided to retire to Florida. We wish Glenn a happy, healthy retirement.
Dental cleanings are so important for your canine companion. Find out what to expect and what services we offer to help!
Your feline family member has a sudden emergency! Do you know what to do? Find out how to handle an emergency situation.
We are especially proud of our newly remodeled Pet Resort & Spa, our grooming, day care, boarding and training facility.
Your canine companion has a sudden emergency! Do you know what to do? Find out how to handle an emergency situation.
We are now offering wellness programs for your furry companions!
Keeping your canine's ears clean is very important. Find out why it's important and what you can do to help!
We have made some exciting changes at Hudson Veterinary Hospital in the last 6 months. Clinic renovations are complete!
Vaccinations for your furry friends are very common. However, sometimes they come with some mild side effects. Find out what to look for and when to contact your vet.
Bringing home a new kitten can be an exciting endeavor! Find out what steps to take to make it an easy transition for both you and your new furry friend.
Ear mites can be hard to find, but are highly contagious. Learn what you should do if your furry companion has ear mites.
Do you suspect your canine companion has diabetes? Find out all about testing and monitoring for diabetes in dogs.
Do you suspect your feline friend has diabetes? Find out all about testing and monitoring for diabetes in cats.
Does your furry friend have a food allergy? Find out signs you can look for and how you can treat it.
Does your dog seem stiff lately when walking around? Find out what Osteoarthritis is and how you can help your furry friends be more comfortable.
Is your cat having trouble jumping up things lately? Find out what Osteoarthritis is and how you can help your feline friend be more comfortable.
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and food. However, Thanksgiving is also a time for hidden dangers for your furry friends. Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe during the holiday season.
Find out some ways to make your home cleaner and greener for your pets!
Are your canine's teeth in need of some tender loving care? Learn how to take care of your dog's smile.
Are your feline's teeth in need of some tender loving care? Learn how to take care of your cat's smile.
Do you think your canine companion has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies dogs can have and how you can treat them.
Do you think your feline friend has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies cats can have and how you can treat them.
Ticks pose a threat of disease to dogs. Discover more about ticks and how to treat them.