What you need to know about heart murmurs

What is a murmur?

A murmur is an abnormal noise produced when there is turbulent blood flow within the heart.  This noise is detected when using a stethoscope to listen to the heart during the physical examination. Continue reading

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Red, White and Boom!

The 4th of July is full of fun and celebration for us but most of our pets would disagree. During festivities like cookouts, swimming, parades, bon fires and fireworks many pets get away from their owners. Making the 5th of July the busiest day of the year for rescue organizations and shelters, they fill up quickly with dogs and cats that have managed to get away from their owners. Sam hiding There are many things you can do to ensure your pets are safe, sound and comfortable. Continue reading

Animals Get Breast Cancer Too

Pets Get Breast Cancer Too 2012

October is breast cancer awareness month in humans! Did you know that dogs that were spayed after their first heat cycle have rates of breast cancer similar to human women? Every year I find several malignant and benign breast tumors in animals during annual physical exams, vaccination appointments and even this year during an appointment for a scratched eye! Continue reading