February is Pet Dental Month
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on February 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm
February is National Pet Dental Health Month – I Say No Way! Let’s make it a year-round goal.According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the month of February is National Pet Dental Health Month. This was started to raise awareness to our […]
Companion Animal Hospital Takes on Rare Case
by Companion Animal Hospital on January 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Companion Animal Hospital takes on rare case with successful outcomeAs a Veterinarian you will always have those cases that stick with you and remind you even on the toughest day that I love what I do and grateful to have the opportunity to work with caring people and great owners."Queen" White is […]
What is heartworm?
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on January 2, 2018 at 11:56 pm
Veterinary staff talk about heartworm prevention frequently when you bring your pet to us for care, but do you know exactly what heartworm disease is? Heartworms are parasites. They are approximately 1 foot long, slender, white worms that live in the heart, lungs, and nearby blood […]
What is Lepto?
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on December 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Leptospirosis is a bacteria which can be found in the environment. It is most common in stagnant or slow moving water, but can also be found in soil. Leptospirosis is spread via the urine of infected animals. This includes many species of wildlife that may move in and out of our […]
How to Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on December 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm
With the holidays fast approaching, we know what a busy time of year this can be. By taking a few precautions, you can make sure that everyone in your family (including your furry friends) enjoys the holidays! Below are some ideas to help avoid timely and expensive emergency visits to the […]
No Sharing!!! Zoonotic Diseases - Part 2
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on December 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm
What is a Zoonotic Disease??—Part 2In this second article discussing zoonotic disease, I will focus on other infections, besides parasites, that pets can share with people. A zoonotic disease can be transmitted from animals to people. Ringworm—Ringworm is actually a […]
Thanksgiving Staples that are Hazards to Pups
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on November 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Happy Thanksgiving from Camp McDonald Animal Hospital! We have so much to be thankful for, we are sure you do too. Enjoy your holiday and keep your pets away from the Thanksgiving Day feast.Have you heard of Bark Box before? Several of our team's dogs get one delivered every […]
What is a Zoonotic Disease??
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on November 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm
While many diseases will only affect one species of animals, there are some that will cross from one to another. A zoonotic disease can be transmitted from animals to people. As we share our home with pets, as well live in a community with many domesticated and non-domesticated animals, […]
If your pet has a tick....
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on November 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Ticks are a relatively common parasite in our area. At times, they are a VERY common cause of concern (or even panic!) amongst pet owners. If you have found a tick on your pet, here are some “Do’s and Don’ts" of removing the tick.Do:Part the fur so you can see where […]
Happy Halloween! Let's Have a Fun and Safe Time!
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on October 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm
In my home, Halloween marks the beginning of the high calorie festivities season. Costume dreams and candy-fetching master plans are at the forefront of the minds of most children, including my own. It is a fun day for people of all ages, but for our pets, it can be a far different […]
CDC reports spread of infection linked to pet...
by Companion Animal Hospital on October 11, 2017 at 5:04 pm
As reported by the CDC and CNN, an outbreak of campylobacter infections has spread to 55 people in 12 states, including Wisconsin. This infection has been initially linked to contact with puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain, and is resistant to common first-line […]
How to give your pet a safe, happy Howl - A - Ween
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on October 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm
How to give your pet a safe, happy Howl – A - WeenHalloween is coming with all its tricks and treats! For humans this holiday is one of the most popular each year. However, for pets it can be quite a different story. Here are some tips to keep your pets happy and safe this […]
Why Spay?? Why Neuter?
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on October 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm
It’s a topic that comes up with all puppy and kitten visits. Pets do not leave a shelter until they have been altered. Game show hosts have told us it was the right thing to do. But, what is it and why? The most common spay procedure includes removal of both ovaries […]
10 Ways to Help an Arthritic Dog
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on September 26, 2017 at 8:29 pm
When your dog is in pain, you want to help him feel better — fast. Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do to relieve the aches that are an everyday occurrence for dogs with arthritis:Take your dog in for regular checkups so that your veterinarian can monitor your pet’s […]
How often should my pet be groomed?
by Companion Animal Hospital on September 22, 2017 at 11:00 am
I get asked this question a lot! I wish there was one quick answer that would work for everyone, but there is not. It all depends on your specific pet and how much time you want to spend brushing and combing in between grooming appointments. I am always happy to answer this question […]
Does my dog have arthritis?
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on September 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm
With the changing weather, you may soon start to notice that your older dog seems a little “stiff” in the joints. Arthritis is a progressive degeneration of the joints often seen in older dogs. It may start with subtle signs, such as your dog is no longer willing to jump up on the […]
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on August 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Ultrasonography is an important medical imaging technique used in humans and pets alike. Companion Animal Hospital is happy to provide this imaging option as it plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves […]
Cat Introductions: Helpful Hints
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on August 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm
When the time comes to add a cat to your feline family, planning for a proper cat introduction will help promote success. Could you imagine if a person came into your home announcing themselves as a new roommate and sat in your favorite chair and commandeered the TV remote? Sometimes […]
Your Unique Feline Friend
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on August 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Anyone who shares their home with a cat knows that they are a unique creature. While every cat has its own personality, there are some underlying innate behavioral characteristics that make them decidedly different from dogs (and people). Dogs and people are “pack species” […]
Why Does My Pet Do That?
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on July 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm
We often get questions from clients about their pets behaviors that can be quite interesting at times. I thought I would answer some of the most commonly asked questions today and see if you get an answer to something interesting your pet has been doing at home. If you have other […]
There are so many dental treats on the...
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on July 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Home dental care plays an important role reducing the need for a professional dental cleaning for your pet by your veterinarian. Professional dental cleanings performed by your veterinarian are proven to be important to your pet’s overall health, but it’s the treatment owners do […]
What's in a name?
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on May 23, 2017 at 11:00 am
One of the first things we think about, often in the planning stage of finding a new pet, is what will be a fitting name for this new family member. Besides just a fondness for a particular name, people choose a name for all sorts of reasons— it may remind them of something, somewhere, […]
I've Lost My Pet!
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on May 9, 2017 at 11:00 am
It is a heartbreaking event for any pet parent to have to endure. Even with our best intentions, pets seem to find a way to slip out and away. Their natural curiosity can get them into trouble. Have you taken the proper steps to assure your pet is identified?The first step is to keep a collar with […]
It's more than just a Heartworm Test!
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on April 25, 2017 at 11:00 am
Chances are, when you bring in your dog for their annual check-up, you’ve heard us say we are going to draw a few drops of blood for their yearly heartworm test. On the invoice when you check out, it is listed as “Heartworm 4Dx Test”. So what is it exactly and what do […]
Enjoy the Benefits of Healthy Weight
by Companion Animal Hospital Vets on April 11, 2017 at 11:00 am
With spring here, we are all excited to be spending more time outside. What better time to focus on weight control and fitness for your pets! The biggest health issue we see is obesity. Just a few extra pounds on a small pet can translate to big trouble. Overweight pets are at increased risk […]