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!

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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…

An Unexpected Sound: Heart Murmurs in Pets

heart murmurs in pets“Did you know that Fluffy has a heart murmur?” Those words are enough to stop just about any pet owner in their tracks. Anything involving the heart not working properly is intimidating, yet heart murmurs in pets are a very common problem that we diagnose here at The Maywood Veterinary Clinic.

Read on to learn about diagnosing (and possibly treating) heart murmurs, should we hear that unexpected sound at your pet’s next visit.

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From Pets to People: Zoonotic Diseases

When it comes to illness, most of us probably don’t think about quarantining our pet. In general, diseases stay within one host species, but zoonotic diseases can be passed between animals and people, and so they bear special attention.

Every year, tens of thousands of Americans will get sick from zoonoses. They are very common and the effects can range from mild sickness to death. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid and prevent these illnesses. Below, The Maywood Veterinary Clinic explores the causes and the prevention of zoonotic diseases.

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