Heartworm Disease: How to Protect Your Pet

Heartworm disease is a real, and expensive, threat to pet healthHeartworm disease was once thought to be a problem only in the southern and southeastern United States, but it’s now found in all 50 states. Heartworm disease can cause life threatening problems in dogs and is nearly always fatal to cats.

Unfortunately, heartworm disease is on the rise for both dogs and cats. That’s why The Maywood Veterinary Clinic wants to take a moment to review what this disease is and how to prevent it.  

Heartworm Disease

Heartworms are parasites that are contracted once an animal is bitten by a mosquito that’s carrying the worm. Once inside the animal’s body, the worm grows and reproduces, eventually invading the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels. If left untreated, heartworm disease can result in significant damage to a pet’s internal organs and cause lots of pain and suffering. Eventually, death can occur. Continue…

Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Stressful: What to Do About Pet Anxiety

Pet anxiety caused by fireworks or thunder can be a problem.Just when your pet thought they could slip into an endless routine of naps in the shade, watermelon at snack time, and flowery evening walks, they get a rude, loud awakening. While we love the fireworks, BBQs, and parades, these quintessential summer events have the power to wreak havoc on an animal’s sense of inner calm.

How can you prevent pet anxiety this summer? With our foolproof tips and tricks!

Fun in Theory

Pet anxiety is difficult for everyone. Removing or minimizing triggers can help, but sometimes pet owners don’t know the cause. If you do know what makes your pet upset, you’ll do what you can to mitigate their symptoms. Sometimes a bit of professional help is necessary. Continue…