Dogs can become lame or limp for a various number of reasons. Unlike when we hurt ourselves though, they can’t tell us how they injured themselves or where it hurts. That is why taking your pet to your veterinarian when you see limping is important. Of course, there are different types of limping or issues … Read moreWhy is My Dog Limping?
The pancreas is a very important organ that is located on the right side of the abdomen next to the stomach. The pancreas produces enzymes to help break down food and hormones such as insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar. These enzymes are activated when food is ingested. When pancreatitis occurs, the digestive enzymes are … Read moreWhat Is Pancreatitis?
Leptosporosis is a life-threatening disease that your pet can acquire from the environment. The bacteria that causes the disease is called Leptospira, and it can be spread through contaminated soil and water. The bacteria is also zoonotic, meaning it can be spread from animals to people. In people, it can cause flu-like symptoms and … Read moreWhat is Leptospirosis?
As we are heading through the heart of summer, here are a few tips to beat the heat and keep your pet cool. Overall, know your dog. This may sound obvious but understand that breed and age can play a part in how much the heat can affect your pet. Breeds such as brachycephalics-flat faced … Read moreBeat the Summer Heat
This up-coming week is National Pet ID week. Let’s kick it off with a quick run through of ways you can make sure your pet can be identified and returned, if ever lost. This is important because the American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. … Read moreNational Pet ID Week!
Arthritis in aging pets & How to help your pet age gracefully When is a pet considered a senior? The general rule of thumb is that any dog over 7 is considered a senior, and any dog over 10 is considered geriatric. For cats, similar ages apply, but many consider cats over 10 to be … Read moreClinton Veteinary Hospital’s guide to managing arthritis in older pets
As we enter into the month of April here at Clinton Veterinary Hospital, I am reminded that April is National Heartworm Awareness month. As I read that statement, I nodded my head in agreement— yes, this is an important subject and pet owners should be fully informed as an active participant … Read moreNational Heartworm Awareness Month
Latest Flea and Tick treatments available at Clinton Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, CT. Spring is here and at Clinton Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, CT we carry all the latest flea and tick medication to help protect your pet. Did you know that there is a new oral flea and tick medication? Nexgard is available and … Read moreLatest Flea and Tick Medications available at Clinton Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, CT