What is Metabolic Bone Disease and Could My Pet Have It?

What is Metabolic Bone Disease and Could My Pet Have It?

What pets can get metabolic bone disease? It is primarily reptiles that have metabolic bone disease when they come to see a veterinarian. The most common species that we see that have metabolic bone disease are bearded dragons and leopard geckos, but any reptile can have the problem. What is metabolic bone disease? Metabolic bone… Read More


Coughing Cats- Feline Asthma

What is feline asthma? Feline asthma is a disease of the lungs that affects as many as 5% of cats. Most researchers believe that feline asthma is caused by an allergic reaction to something in the air, stimulating the immune system inappropriately. When exposed to these allergens, the airways will constrict due to inflammation. Inflammation… Read More


Allergy Attack!

Could my dog have allergies? How would I know? Allergies are very common in our best friends, and often lead to discomfort of both us and them. Allergies are a normal immune response to an abnormal stimulus, e.g. pollen or food. This means that their immune system is seeing something normal as a threat that… Read More


New Disease in Rabbits in the U.S.

Warning: this is a startling disease and a heavy topic. (There is a picture of some healthy bunnies at the end to lift some spirits.) What is Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus? Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus, or RHDV, is a virus (of the calicivirus family) that only infects rabbits. It is often fatal (some very young… Read More


Kitten Conundrum

Adopted a new kitten or considering adopting a new kitten? Congratulations on adopting your newest best friend. Kittens are energetic, cute, playful, and so funny. But they can be a handful! Veterinary Visits All kittens (and cats) should see a veterinarian once adopted! Your new kitten will need many vaccines and check ups to ensure… Read More