Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog
Heartworm disease causes serious complication in dogs and cats and can even be fatal to them. The heartworm is approximately one foot long and lives inside the lungs, heart, and blood vessels of affected animals. In addition to house pets, heartworms may be found in ferrets, coyotes, wolves, sea lions, and foxes. Wild species are thought to be a primary carrier of heartworm disease. When left untreated, heartworms can cause heart failure and severe lung disease as well as damage to internal organs.
An enthusiastic greeting when you walk through the door after a long day at work. A sloppy kiss. A warm snuggle with the loudest purr you have ever heard. These are just some of the reasons you love your dog or cat so much. The bonds that people form with their pets are just as meaningful to them as those they form with other people, if not more so. You are naturally attached to anyone you live with and care for every day, regardless of his or her species. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now is a perfect time to celebrate the amazing bond you share with your dog or cat.
Let's face it, the Minnesota winter cold is not going anywhere anytime soon. It's not only hard on our bodies, but on our pet's bodies as well. Did you know that your pet's paws are particularly sensitive to the harsh winter cold as well as the salt that they It's no surprise that we want to do whatever we can to keep our pets comfortable and healthy this winter. We just need to know what we should do in order to do that.