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Why does my pet have blood in his/her stool?

If my dog has blood in his stool is this serious? Anytime your pet is bleeding the rule of thumb is he/she should be evaluated by their veterinarian. Bloody stool (hematochezia) is one of the most common problems for which our veterinary patients present. Bloody stool...

A disease from contaminated water

Q: I recently heard of a dog that is very ill with leptospirosis. What is this disease and how can I prevent my dog from getting it? A: Leptospirosis is caused by a type of motile bacteria called a spirochete. The bacteria are present in the urine of animals that have...

Anesthesia a must for cleanings

Q:  Is it is possible to perform dental cleanings without anesthesia? A:  Concerns about anesthesia are probably the most common cause of anxiety in the clients who present their pets to me through our Dental Service with their pets.  Certainly I understand this, but...

Degenerative Myelopathy: spinal disease in dogs

Q  Our veterinarian just told us that our lab has degenerative myelopathy.  She gave him glucosamine, 500mg. twice a day because he probably has arthritis too. I read that degenerative myelopathy might be caused by a disc problem and was wondering if this could be the...
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