For the Love of Vets

For the Love of Vets

  • Should Your Cat Get A Rabies Vaccine Even If They Never Go Outside?

    If you're caring for an indoor cat, you may be curious if there's really any point in getting your cat vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is only transmitted from animal to animal, either through bites or other shared bodily fluids. If a cat is indoors all the time, there's no risk, right? Unfortunately, the reality is that your cat could still be in danger. Here's why you should consider getting their rabies shot.

  • Heartworm In Dogs: Frequently Asked Questions

    As a concerned pet parent, you want to make sure your dog stays healthy and happy for as long as possible. Heartworm is a common condition that occurs in dogs that is easily preventable. Unfortunately, if you do not take the steps to prevent or treat heartworm early, it can be fatal. Here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions you might have about canine heartworm. What Exactly Is Heartworm?

  • Taking Proper Care Of Your Cat's Teeth

    A lot of cat owners make the mistake of not tending to the dental care and hygiene of their cats. Some owners do this because they don't realize that cats need to have their dental care attended to the way humans and dogs do. Cats do often seem to be more independent and hardy and people often think of them as pets that would be able to take care of themselves if their owners weren't around.

  • Recognizing and Treating Hypoglycemia Emergencies in Dogs

    If you have a dog who has been diagnosed with diabetes, then you know how important it is for you to continually monitor his or her blood sugar, diet, and activity levels. But sometimes, in spite of your best efforts, a dog with diabetes may still develop severe hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Because this is a severe and often immediate emergency, you need to know how to recognize the signs of low blood sugar and understand how an animal hospital will treat such a condition.

  • 3 Types Of Specialists A Dog With Chronic Lethargy May Need To See

    Most dogs get a little tired now and then. However, if your dog seems downright lethargic, and this is a symptom that seems to linger, then there is probably something bigger going on. Your first step should be to take them to their ordinary vet to rule out common causes, such as infection. But don't be surprised if your vet them refers your dog on to one or more of the following specialists.

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For the Love of Vets

Did you know that when a veterinarian graduates from veterinary school, they must take an oath before they are allowed to practice? This is similar to the Hippocratic Oath that doctors take upon graduating from medical school. The new vets promise that they will work to relieve animal suffering and promote the overall health of pets. They also promise to uphold their profession with dignity. If you have ever taken your pet to the vet, you've probably seen a vet live this oath firsthand. You can be confident your pet is in good hands. Learn more about vets and the wonderful work they do in the articles curated here.