News & Updates

As the holidays approach various threats to your pet increase in likelihood. With Halloween just arround the corner there is no more potentially serious substance available than chocolate. While there are many myths regarding chocolate such as causing parasites or imminent death with the ingestion of small quantities the truth is that chocolate can be a serious… Continue reading

One of the first questions that a client often asks after their feline pet tests positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is if their cat has AIDs.  Then of course the second one is whether or not it is contagious to them.  As previously stated there has been no evidence linking animal infection to humans.  While a positive Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Test… Continue reading

In an effort to provide more clarity about our services, we have recently produced a short video giving an overview of our hospital, staff, services and how we can help your companion animal. Feel free to view it here or on YouTube.

Posted on September 30th, 2011 in Hospital News | Comments Off on New Brockton Animal Hosptial Video Released

Feline leukemia virus and Feline Immunodeficiency can lead to serious disease in cats.  Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is often referred to as the feline AIDS virus.  While there are parallels to similar diseases that affect humans these two feline conditions have not shown any evidence that transmission to humans can occur. Feline Leukemia Virus has been shown to produce a… Continue reading

Feline Leukemia Virus, Feline Immunodeficiency virus and Feline Bartonellosis all have one thing in common.  They are all serious diseases in cats.  But the last of the three, Bartonellosis, can also be a serious disease in people.  Once known as Cat Scratch Fever, although more aptly now as Cat Scratch Disease (CSD), it is caused… Continue reading

While the abundance of  scratching, runny eyes and itchiness that your dog or cat suffers from  can be reduced with environmental and food correction,  they may occasionally need medication to reduce discomfort.  Several products can be used to give relief depending on the preference of your local vet.  Often a simple antihistamine such as Benadryl is the… Continue reading

Sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and now scratching at my back……sounds like your seasonal allergies, doesn’t it?  At least all except the back scratching.   Actually this very accurately describes some of the common symptoms associated with allergies in dogs and cats.  In the previous posts we looked at the various causes, testing and evaluations required in assessing skin… Continue reading

Once diet has been altered based on allergy testing, elimination diet or random choice, it may take as long as two months to see the benefit.  If a longer period has passed and your pet is still scratching, it is time to look further.  If skin scrapings, fungal (ringworm) cultures, yeast preps and other diagnostics… Continue reading

Much is often inferred from pet owners, pet food manufacturers, and veterinarians regarding  itchy pets and food allergies.  A natural reaction on the part of the dog or cat owner is to change diets,  But does this really help?  Although it is true that food allergies do occur in pets, how can we best evaluate… Continue reading

Your pet is scratching…..chewing her skin……biting his feet….losing fur………….FLEAS……..Right?  Probably not.  Even though fleas (one of several pests that fall under the heading of  External Parasites) can cause these symptoms, many pets that visit the veterinarian for the above signs do not have fleas.  There is a myriad of various conditions that can cause scratching, chewing,… Continue reading