911 Pet Emergencies

911 Pet Emergencies

When your pet is ill or injured, you probably spring into a panic, thinking your four-legged friend is in dire need of veterinary care. However, while some scenarios are true emergencies, not all medical conditions need immediate treatment and can wait until the next...
The Truth About Heartworm Disease

The Truth About Heartworm Disease

For National Heartworm Awareness Month, our team is debunking common heartworm myths to help pet owners understand the importance of year-round prevention. Heartworm disease can be a confusing topic, but we’re here to set the record straight.  Myth: Heartworm...
Common Garden Toxins for Your Pet

Common Garden Toxins for Your Pet

It’s March, which means that many of us will be heading outside to get our garden ready for spring. But, if your pets spend time in the yard, too, keep in mind that there are some common pet toxins that may be lurking nearby.   Pesticides and insecticides — Watch...
What to Do if Your Pet Eats a Poison

What to Do if Your Pet Eats a Poison

March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month. Do you know what to do if your pet has ingested or been exposed to a potentially toxic substance? First, don’t panic! The team at Academy Animal Hospital put together these instructions to help.  Step 1: Find the...
Persistent Deciduous Teeth Problems in Pets

Persistent Deciduous Teeth Problems in Pets

Persistent deciduous teeth, or baby teeth that refuse to fall out, can lead to many difficulties with your pet’s permanent dentition and also can harm their oral health. This dental issue most frequently occurs in small-breed and flat-faced dogs, and rarely in cats....