Heartworm disease is a major problem for our pet population. For this reason, it is important for owners to understand a little about the disease, treatment, and the prevention. Heartworms do not always cause a problem until they are adult worms. They can grow up to twelve inches as an adult. At that point, they […]
What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to […]
Your pet’s diet is one of the most important elements of their overall health and well being. It is also one of the areas of their health that you have nearly complete control over. For that reason, it is a pet owner’s responsibility to make sure their pet is eating nutritious, wholesome foods. If you […]
What are Essential Fatty Acids? Essential fatty acids are “essential” because they cannot be synthesized by animals and they are important for healthy cells. Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are two essential fatty acids needed by pets and humans. Omega-6 fatty acids are needed for growth & reproduction. Omega-3 fatty acids are needed […]
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home. This makes sure that a pet’s teeth and gums are healthy above and below the surface of the gums. Your pet’s gums […]
Spaying and neutering is one of the most important things you should do as a pet owner. Not only does spaying and neutering reduce the number of homeless pets that are needlessly euthanized every year, the procedures also have distinct individual health benefits for your pet. There are millions of stray animals who live a […]
It may be tempting to give your pet scraps of food, especially since they are so good at begging. But even small treats can be damaging to your pet’s digestive system! Our pet’s bodies digest food in different ways than humans do, and they are sensitive to many of the common elements found in human […]
November is Senior Pet Wellness Month at Arrowhead Veterinary Clinic, so we want to raise awareness about how to properly care for your aging pet. One of the common health issues faced by senior pets is diabetes mellitus. Just like in human biology, pets can also suffer from an insulin deficiency. This leads to the […]
As pets age, their body chemistries change and their healthcare needs do too. Learn more about how to care for your senior pet.
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