Have you ever heard of a Cuterebra? If the answer is no, you are not alone. They are uncommon, but when you find one, you won't forget it. At Prosper Trail Animal Hospital we typically treat 3-5 pets with Cuterebriasis a year, but this year we have seen an increased number of cases with 4 pets in just the last week. Knowing what a Cuterebra is and what it looks like can reduce the shock factor if you see something like this on your pet.
Halloween is such a fun time of the year! Fun costumes, carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and spooky decorations are a few of the things we look forward to, but have you stopped to think about how this fun time of year could put your pets in danger? We have put together a list of tips to keep your pets safe this Halloween!
Dental care for your pet may be more important than you think. Dental disease is the most common clinical condition we see in adult dogs and cats. The plaque that accumulates on pet's teeth is filled with bacteria and can lead to oral health issues. Studies show there is a link between oral health and systemic general health. Dental disease affects the kidney, heart and metabolic system.
At Prosper Trail Animal Hospital, we want to make sure that you have all of the tools to take the best care of your four-legged family member. Home dental care can help protect your pet against dental disease.
Dental disease is the most common clinical condition we see in adult dogs and cats. Although there are many factors that contribute to dental disease such as breed, genetics, age and diet, there are things that can be done at home to help. If possible, brushing your pet's teeth is the best thing you can do to prevent dental disease. We understand that not all pets will cooperate and finding time to brush your pet's teeth can be difficult, but don't rule it out without giving it a try. With a little training, most pets learn to enjoy the routine of getting their teeth brushed. Daily brushings are ideal but 3 times a week can go a long way in keeping your pet's mouth healthy.