Entries by Davis Animal Hospital

2018 National Walk Your Dog Week

Take the Pledge 40 percent of dogs… a total of about 17 million in the United States alone, are overweight. If you walk your dog just 30 minutes a day, you (and your dog) will meet national recommendations for heart health. Make the pledge to start walking your dog for at least 30 minutes a […]

Understanding Tapeworms

What Are Tapeworms? Tapeworms are parasites that live in the small intestines of many different species of animals, including humans.  Depending on the species, these tapeworms can vary greatly in length. For example, Echinococcus multilocularis is less than 1 cm long, whereas an adult Taenia saginata may be up to 10 metres long! Except for the head, a […]

Overview of Feline Upper Respiratory Infections

Our feline friends can catch colds too. As is the case with humans, the culprits to blame for these nasty colds are bacteria or viruses, sometimes both. The bacteria and viruses that most commonly cause upper respiratory infections (URIs) in cats are: Feline herpesvirus type-1 (FHV-1); also known as feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) Feline calicivirus […]

2017 National Walk Your Dog Week

Take the Pledge 40 percent of dogs… a total of about 17 million in the United States alone, are overweight. If you walk your dog just 30 minutes a day, you (and your dog) will meet national recommendations for heart health. Make the pledge to start walking your dog for at least 30 minutes a […]

METACAM for dogs living with osteoarthritis

While dogs experience pain just like you or me, they don’t often show it. That’s why it’s up to your veterinarian to try to identify and minimize pain and increase comfort by offering pain medication.   Veterinarians can prescribe METACAM for dogs living with osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease, pain to help […]

Bloat, Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus in Dogs

Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) is a life threatening disorder most commonly seen in large, deep-chested dogs, although any dog may be affected. In its early stage, the stomach fills with gas, causing a simple gastric dilatation or “bloat”. Sometimes, the condition progresses no further than a bloat. A GDV is a progression of the […]