Vaccines for Indoor Pets: Is My Pet At Risk?

“Why does my pet need vaccines if she’s indoors all the time?” This is a common question asked by pet owners to their veterinarians. It may seem like a waste of money, but in reality there are some very good reasons to make sure your indoor pets are protected from infectious diseases. And keeping them indoors does not necessarily eliminate your pet’s risk of disease.

Unfortunately, many pets don’t see their veterinarian on an annual basis. A vaccination program coupled with annual wellness visits is critical to their overall health and well-being. And because some infectious diseases can be spread to humans, Maywood Veterinary Clinic is certain that vaccinating your indoor pet is the best way to not only protect them, but your entire family as well.

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Understanding a Cat’s Nemesis: Feline Kidney Disease

Cats are pretty hardy, what with their nine lives and all, but they aren’t invincible. At The Maywood Veterinary Clinic one of the most common problems that we see in cats is chronic kidney disease.

Feline kidney disease is a common and potentially life-threatening problem that cat owners should understand – after all, knowledge is power.

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Battling the Rise of Periodontal Disease in Pets

Dogs have over 40 adult teeth by the time they reach their first birthday, and cats have 30 permanent teeth by six months of age. These chompers are among their greatest assets. Not only helpful in self-defense, your pet’s teeth help them get the sustenance they need for healthy growth and development.

Unfortunately, 8 out of 10 pets suffer from at least some form of dental disease, so preventing and recognizing the signs of periodontal disease in pets should be a high priority for every pet owner.

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