Tag fecal flotation

Tips On Safe Cat Travel

Carol writes, “My daughter is taking her cat by car from New York City to Florida. What does she need to know to make this a smooth trip? Might a sedative be appropriate?” Great questions, Carol, and ones that are…

Whipworm Treatment And Prevention

Whipworms are on our mind this morning because two little patients, Sammy and Bandaro have arrived for their appointments today with vomiting and loss of appetite. Whipworms are a pesky intestinal worm of dogs that causes weight loss, diarrhea (usually…

Just Goes To Show You

You just never know. By the time he has thirty years of practice under his belt a veterinarian has a pretty good idea what to expect from certain cases. Crisy Ann, for example, could just as easily be named “Prissy,”…

Seizures In Dogs And Cats

One of the most terrifying maladies a pet owner can face with his four-legged friend is a seizure. Even the mildest forms, in which a pet simply stares off into space disconnected from the world, can be terrifying. When seizures…

I Saw A Worm In My Pet’s Stool!

I saw a worm in my pet’s stool. Now what do I do? First and foremost, carefully collect the specimen. Your pet’s doctor may need to see the worm to make an accurate diagnosis.  Use disposable gloves, wrap the worm…