March 2, 2020

General Medical Issues Surgery Wellness & Prevention

Pyometra (Infections of the Uterus) in Pets

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

You may remember reading a previous blog post about spaying your female dog or cat. If you haven’t read that post, please do (and not just because I wrote it)! It has some good information in it regarding your pet’s health. In that post, I mentioned one risk of our animal friends not being spayed is […]

February 3, 2020

Medical Issues

Diabetes in Pets

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

What is diabetes? Diabetes (or diabetes mellitus) is a disease where the sugar (glucose) levels in the bloodstream become elevated. Both people and pets can get diabetes.   To understand diabetes, you first must understand a little about how the body works. Glucose is a type of sugar that serves as the main source of energy […]

January 6, 2020

Medical Issues

Hot Spots Can Occur Any Time of Year

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

Throughout the year, we examine a lot of pets for skin problems ranging from itchy skin to fur loss and scabbing. One of the more frequent skin problems we see can be very irritating for your pet, can smell bad, and can spread quickly. You may have heard them called “hot spots,” but the official […]