Kidney Stones in Dogs

Kidney stones are not very common in dogs. However, bladder stones (urinary calculi is the medical term) are seen quite frequently. This condition is known as urolithiasis and differs considerably in its symptoms compared to human urinary stones. In dogs, the predominant symptoms are frequent efforts to urinate, straining, and even passing blood or clots […]


Sneezing in Reverse

DID YOU KNOW- Dogs can have a condition called the ‘Reverse Sneeze Syndrome’? These are recurrent episodes of what sounds like sneezing, snoring or snorting, except that the dog is drawing air in rather than expelling it out. Each episode can last between 15 seconds and 1 minute. Occasionally there may be some respiratory difficulty. […]


Heartworms in Cats

Cats can get heartworms! This is increasingly being recognized as a serious problem in 38 states and Florida is one of the leaders. Wherever dogs are at risk, cats are at risk, even indoor cats. Cats and dogs contract heartworms from the bite of a mosquito. Then, over a period of several months, the various […]