Healthy Teeth

4 Apr No Comments admin Pet Health

You hear it from your doctor, your dentist, and on every other commercial on television – Your teeth are important and keeping them healthy means keeping yourself healthy. There are literally thousands of different products and procedures available on the market to give us humans a whiter, brighter, more attractive

Teeth Brushing Tips

31 Aug No Comments admin From the Doctors, Pet Health

From the desk of Dr. Turgai: In order for brushing to be effective, it must be done regularly. Daily is best, but at least three times a week. If it is to be done on such a regular basis, the pet has to like having its teeth brushed. If there

Do Dogs and Cats Need Teeth?

5 Aug No Comments admin Pet Health

I recently saw a cat with a very painful disease called “stomatitis” (whole mouth inflammation). This particular cat’s treatment involved the removal of every single tooth in its mouth! All 30 extractions were done during a single procedure, and yet, a couple of days later, the cat was seen nibbling

Flea Talk

14 Jun No Comments admin Flea Prevention, From the Doctors, Pet Health

From the desk of Dr. Turgai: I get this question all the time…”I just gave a flea treatment. Why am I STILL SEEING FLEAS ? ” Here is my best answer: If you are using one of the very effective flea products, AND it is working the way it should,

All About Pet Dentistry & Oravet

29 Jan No Comments admin Dentistry, Pet Health

Since February is National Pet Dental Health Awareness Month (Boy, what a mouthful!), we wanted to give you, our readers, a little bit of insight into a great product we use here at Park Avenue Animal Hospital.  The month of February is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of

A Brief Word About Cancer

2 Oct No Comments admin Cancer, Pet Health

“Cancer” is the name given to an uncontrolled overproduction of abnormal cells in the body. It affects more than just people! In all its many and varied forms, it affects thousands of dogs, cats, and other domestic pets every year, and has been the number one cause of early death

Spaying and Neutering – Yes!

9 Feb No Comments admin Pet Health, Spaying and Neutering, Surgery

February is here, and love is in the air. Between Christmas and Valentine’s Day, more pets are adopted and purchased than any other time of the year, to be given as gifts to family and loved ones. They are also abandoned more than any other time of the year. Every

Let’s Talk Vaccines Part 3 – Distemper

30 Jan No Comments admin Pet Health, Vaccines

Canine distemper is a disease caused by a highly volatile virus. This disease is known around the world and most commonly affects dogs, but has been seen in many species of wildlife, including skunks, raccoons, and ferrets. It attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous system. Because multiple systems are

Let’s Talk Vaccines Part 2 – Rabies

20 Nov No Comments admin Pet Health, Vaccines

This zoonotic virus is typically transferred through the bite of an infected animal, though other forms of contact have been known to be a cause. It causes acute encephalltis and left untreated, it is almost invariably fatal. The virus attacks peripheral nerves and travels to the central nervous system (the brain and

Let’s Talk Vaccines Part 1

19 Nov No Comments admin Pet Health, Vaccines

Companion animals are susceptible to a wide range of diseases that can be potentially deadly if left untreated. Some of these diseases are considered zoonotic, or transferable to humans, and can be especially harmful in children and elderly adults. The good news is that these diseases are very easily prevented.

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