We will continue to add to the disease section to keep you up to date and informed.
Your dog or cat may be exposed to many diseases during its lifetime. Some of these diseases may be caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites. Many are preventable. Routine examinations can help keep your pet healthy and free of disease. Early diagnosis of disease will help your pet remain healthy.
Make an appointment and ask our veterinarian for advice if you notice any of the following signs in your cat or dog.
?Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
?Changes in urination or drinking habits
?An increase or decrease in appetite that lasts more than a few days
?Foul breath or excessive tartar an deposits on teeth
?Changes in skin or coat condition that shows redness, scabbing or loosing hair.
?Excessive head shaking, scratching, or licking
?Limping or difficulty in getting up or lying down
?Swelling or abnormal lumps on the skin
?Abnormal behavior, including sudden viciousness or lethargy
?Abnormal discharge from nose, eyes, or other body openings.
DID YOU KNOW?
Normal for your dog is:
Temperature: 38.4 to 39.4C (101 to 103F
Heart rate: 70 to 120 beats per minute
Respiration: 18 to 34 breaths per minute
Normal for your cat:
Temperature: 38.1 to 39.1C (100.5 to 102.5F
Heart rate: 120 to 140 beats per minute
Respiration: 16 to 40 breaths per minute