Blog by Animal Clinic of Woodruff

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Written on April 16th 2018.
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This blog continues our series on vaccinations – why do your pets need them, and what diseases can they prevent? Today we’ll dive into learning about Feline Leukemia Virus, or FeLV, which can be prevented by a vaccine given to young kittens.

FeLV is a retrovirus that affects kittens and cats. Oth… read more

Posted in Vaccinations

Should I Have My Cat Declawed?

Written on March 26th 2018.

We know it’s a difficult discussion. Whether you’re a new parent to an adorable kitten or a seasoned cat owner with three older felines, you’ve probably been in heated talks about declawing cats. And you may have strong feelings about it. We’re going to put those strong feelings aside for a moment a… read more

Posted in Prevention Health

Spring Break for Pets

Written on March 7th 2018.

The flowers are appearing, the weather is warming, and it feels like spring may finally be here. And whether you schedule around your kids’ breaks in March or April, or just take your own trips around Easter or to get away, Spring Break has become a ritual that takes many families out of town and on… read more

Posted in Prevention Health

Microchipping: Pets’ Stories

Written on February 19th 2018.

A microchip is a small device implanted under your pet’s skin that stores an ID number. This number helps reunite you with your pet if you’re ever separated. Some people choose not to get microchips because they think, “My pet is not the type to run away.” But natural disasters, moves, and other une… read more

Posted in Prevention Health

3 Steps to Keep Pets Healthy in Winter

Written on February 5th 2018.

It may be February, but the cold weather season is not yet over for Upstate South Carolina. As we look at another month or two of cold temperatures, ice and possibly snow, it’s important to know some tips to keep your pets healthy and happy in winter weather.

Three Steps to Keep Pets Healthy in W… read more

Posted in Prevention Health

Infectious Hepatitis in Dogs

Written on January 26th 2018.

Hepatitis means an inflammation of the liver. In pets, as in humans, the liver is an essential organ in the body. It helps digest and metabolize food, and clears the body of toxins. The liver also produces bile, which is necessary for digestion.

Infectious Canine Hepatitis (ICH) is a type of hepa… read more

Posted in Pet Health Issues | Prevention Health | Vaccinations

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