May 4, 2020

Wellness & Prevention

Ticks and How to Deal With Them

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

They’re creepy and crawly. They’re blood-sucking. And chances are, they’re closer to you than you think. I’m talking about ticks! It’s possible that the thought of a gross, blood-sucking insect gives you the creeps. But, did you know that in addition to being gross, ticks also can be the source for multiple different diseases that […]

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 […]