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Archive for December, 2017

28
Dec

Offering You the Best Options in Neutering and Dental Health

Written by admin. Posted in Az dog dental, Benefits of neutering your pet, Spaying a cat

Veterinarian office

Because your pet’s health and needs matter, you may consider dental health and a neuter procedure for your pet. Today we will discuss the many benefits of considering neutering and dental health procedures for your pet, and how a vet clinic can make these procedures easier on all of you.

Why Neutering Your Pet is a Good Option

There are many benefits of neutering your pet. According to the American Pets Products Association, between 2015-2016, 86% of dogs and 90% of cats were spayed or neutered thanks to the decision of their owners. One of the many reasons why neutering is so beneficial is because of overpopulation of pet animals and nowhere for them to call home. A fertile dog has an average of two litters a year, while one unswayed female car has about 4,948 kittens in 7 years. Spaying and neutering your pet is really the only 100% effective form of birth control amongst cats and dogs.

You should always consider neutering for your pet because it has been known to lower their chances of aggression toward other animals. The process is quite simple for an experienced veterinarian and you should consider doing so at the right time. Kittens and puppies are typically spayed or neutered when they reach two months old, as cats and dogs as young as five months old are usually able to have babies.

Dental Care for Your Pet

You should also consider the proper dental care for your pet to keep them happy and healthy. Oral disease is one of the most diagnosed issues among pets in America. You take care of your own teeth but, for your pets, they are typically “out of sight, out of mind.” However, just as with humans, dental disease can wreak havoc on an entire body, affecting the other organs in the body and causing serious problems in the future of your pet’s life.

Did you know that, by 3 years of age, about 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have periodontal disease already? About 90% of the surface of your pet’s teeth can be reached just by brushing alone. Remember to care for your pet in all aspects. The teeth are an integral part of your puppy or kitty’s health and should never be avoided.

17
Dec

6 Tips for an Easier Vet Visit for You and Your Pet

Written by admin. Posted in Contract lab manufacturing, Equine infectious anemia virus antibody

Veterinary diagnostics

A lot of people get anxious when they are facing a dental or medical appointment. It should be no surprise that the same holds true for Fido and Fluffy. While veterinary diagnostics have improved along with pet care, it is still easy to wind up with a pet who is less than thrilled with the experience. Here are some things you can do to make it go better for both of you.

  1. Take care of your own anxiety level. If going to the vet stresses you out, you can bet dollars to donuts that it will freak your pet out, too. People can have very upsetting visits with vets, if you have had pets a long time, you may associate going with losing your cat, dog or whatever. You have to project a calm face so you do not get your otherwise laid back pet upset. Start with your attitude and it will spill over.
  2. Get the animal used to the car. The fear your pet experiences starts long before any veterinary diagnostics are eve run. Your cat or dog may just be terrified of the car. There are things you can do to show them that the car is not a terrifying. If you are going to transport your animal in a carrier, get them used to it. Some cats, for instance, will try to head for the hills when they see a carrier so keep it out so they can get used to it. Take your pet for a ride, dogs are cooler with this than cats but it works on cats, too.
  3. Ask your vet about homeopathic remedies. A lot of people have had luck giving their pets things like valerian root or chamomile. There are also concoctions that are loaded with tryptophan and yeast. It may take some trial and error to find the right compound for your furry or feathered friend but it can make a difference. You should aways check with the office because they may be running some veterinary diagnostics that will be thrown off from an herbal compound. There are also some products for pets that can be sprayed on.
  4. Make sure you and your pet like the vet. When you are looking for a doctor or dentist for yourself, you want to go to someone you can communicate with. The same kind of thing holds true for the professionals who will give medical and dental treatment to your pet. Like professionals who deal with human health, not all vets have the bets “bedside” manner. You do not have to go to the first vet you meet. Go to someone who puts your pet at ease.
  5. Do not skip visits to the vet. Not only are there veterinary diagnostics that should be done on a regular basis but you need to have the experience be decent. While you need your pet to have an antigen heartworm test and the other veterinary clinical diagnostics that are needed periodically but you should not just go when there is a medical problem. Your cat or dog will be more comfortable going to the vet if they do it on a regular basis.
  6. Give them treats. If you had a child who was scared when you took them to the dentist or doctor, you might do something special for them to reward them, right? You should do the same thing for your pet. You can bring actual treats with you and you can make the experience better by having special treats that you only give them on days when they go to the vet. Soon they will link going to the vet with the special treat and may not be as scared.

People across the United States love their pets. It has been estimated that there are somewhere between 70 and 80 million pet dogs and between 74 and 96 million pet cats. We care about our animals and pay attention to their food safety. When it comes to keeping them healthy and happy, taking them to the pet clinic for the right veterinary diagnostics can make a big difference in the quality of life for them. Taking these steps can make that vet visit easier.

11
Dec

How a Diagnostics Laboratory Can Benefit Your Pet

Written by admin. Posted in Equine infectious anemia virus antibody, Food safety testing, Veterinary clinical diagnostics

Dog heartworm test at home

We want our pets to live the absolute longest and happiest lives possible, which is why we want the best care for them. In your pet’s time of need, a clinical diagnostics laboratory can get to the bottom of any problem and offer tests that will look at every aspect of your pet’s health to give them proper treatment when they need it most. Some of the issues that inflict pets every year include heart worm, anemia viruses, and so much more. We will take a closer look at some of the health problems that can fall on your pet and how a diagnostics laboratory can play an integral role in their health.

For Dogs, Horses, Cats, and More


A canine heartworm test is one of the most common tests that are used in a clinical diagnostics laboratory, where the rates of heartworm are always increasing. One million dogs in the U.S. are estimated to be positive for heartworm, showing that the rates are quite high in this disease. Heartworm treatment is also very expensive, being estimated up to around $1,000, which is why preventative care is absolutely necessary. The same can be said for cats. Dogs may have 30 or more worms in their heart and lungs, but cats usually have between one or six. However, no matter how many worms are present in either animal, they could leave your pet desperately ill, and you searching for an end to the misery the disease puts on their body.

Veterinary diagnostics are not just a useful for our small pets, like dogs and cats. It is also essential for horses and larger animals. Horses are found to be susceptible to something known as equine infectious anemia virus, which comes on quite quickly in a pet you love. They could develop the most severe symptoms of the disease within days and die within only a few short weeks, without care and testing. With around 2 million people owning horses in the U.S., this is something all owners must be wary of, because by the time appropriate testing is considered, the disease could have already taken a hold on a horse and threaten to kill them.

As you can see, contract lab services at a diagnostics laboratory can be very beneficial to your furry friends of all sizes.