The Basics of Heartworms
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 other organs in…Read More
What is a Holter Monitor
This is one of our heart patients, Parker, she’s a 5 year old Boxer sporting a Holter Monitor.
A Holter monitor (also called an ambulatory electrocardiography device) is a noninvasive, portable device used to continuously monitor the electrical activity of the heart in humans and animals. Its extended recording period is useful for observing occasional…Read More
Things to Consider Before Buying a Reptile
As you consider buying a snake, lizard, amphibian, or other herp (reptiles and amphibians), there are a number of things you should know. It’s important to consider these things well in advance of purchasing an animal that may end up being unsuitable for your family. Research a species before you purchase. Choosing and caring for a reptile is not as simple…Read More
How to Change Your Cat’s Food
Switching cat foods can be challenging. Cats should gradually transition to a new food to avoid stomach upset and increase the chances they will accept the new food.
Begin by mixing the current food with the new food. Gradually decrease the amount of the current food while increasing the amount of new. Continue to do this over a 7-day period. For finicky…Read More
Hurricane Preparedness for Pets
Do you have a hurricane plan for your pets? Even though hurricane season is June – November, the greatest chance of a hurricane is between August and October. I’ve lived here all my life and hurricanes don’t phase me, but I always worry about my pets. Even though we’re in the central part of the state we can still be hit…Read More
Cheyenne, the Dog that was hit by a Car
Cheyenne was hit by a car and picked up by Lake County Animal Services. They called Linda at Houndhaven and she agreed to take her in and pay for her treatment. When Animal Services dropped her off to us…Read More