In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month in February, Campus Veterinary Clinic is running a few specials to help you stay on top of your pet’s oral health! FREE  dental exams (with a veterinary technician) 25% discount on dental treatments   Preventing periodontal disease in your pet More than 85% of dogs and cats older than four years have periodontal concerns. There are four periodontal types of tissue: the gingiva (gum), cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar supporting bone. Read the rest of the article here. Toothbrushing FAQ’s Q: Why should I brush my dog’s or cat’s teeth? A:  Daily removal of plaque is the  keyRead More →

It’s Bikini Season! (Is My Pet Fat?)   Is obesity a problem in dogs and cats? YES! Obesity is defined as weighing 30% or more than the ideal weight and on average 40% of dogs and cats are obese. What causes obesity in my dog or cat? There are two main causes of obesity: too much food and too little exercise.  Other factors can also play a role.  Some breeds of dogs such as Labrador Retrievers, Beagles, Dachshund and Corgis as well as indoor cats are more likely to gain weight.  The same is true of neutered dogs and cats. How do I tell ifRead More →

 FOOD ALLERGIES Just like people, cats and dogs can be allergic to certain types of foods. The reactions can develop at any stage in your pet’s life and the more your pet eats the food, the stronger the allergic reaction becomes. Food allergies may show up concurrently with allergies to pollen, dust, etc. Symptoms include: Itching, especially face, feet, trunk, limbs and anal area Ear problems, often yeast-related Skin infections that respond to antibiotics, but then recur as soon as the antibiotic therapy ceases. Occasionally dogs with true food allergies may have increased bowel movements, soft stool and vomiting. Food allergies should not be confusedRead More →

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome By Jenna Stregowski, RVT Is your aging dog showing some curious behavior changes? Senior dogs, like humans, experience changes in the brain that can affect memory and comprehension. Dementia and senility are broad terms used to describe these changes. In dogs, the disease is called Canine Cognitive Dysfunction or Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome and it affects a growing number of senior dogs. Symptoms of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction: Similar to Alzheimer’s Disease in humans, Canine Cognitive Dysfunction primarily affects memory, learning and comprehension. The following symptoms are common in dogs affected by Cognitive Dysfunction. Be aware that these symptoms may also be due toRead More →