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

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

Protect People and Pets from Rabies

Written on December 12th 2017.

You may have heard a news report recently about a rabid bat killing a person. Or the warning to avoid parts of Atlanta due to a rabid cat. It can sometimes feel like people are making a big deal over a weird, rare disease. Is rabies worth all this hype and concern?

Why is the fear of rabies so in… read more

Posted in Prevention Health | Vaccinations


What is Canine Distemper?

Written on October 5th 2017.

Distemper may sound like a behavioral condition, but it’s actually a severe illness with no known cure. Dogs, cats and ferrets can get distemper, so it’s important to have your pets vaccinated.

What is distemper?

Canine distemper is the common name for the paramyxovirus in dogs. Canine distemp… read more

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Panleukopenia: Understanding Feline Distemper

Written on September 21st 2017.

While “distemper” may sound like the way a dog person describes a cat’s personality, it’s actually the name of a highly contagious and severe illness. Cats, dogs and ferrets (as well as many types of wildlife) can get distemper, so it’s vitally important to have your pets vaccinated.

What is dist… read more

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