Teddy is an adorable Schnauzer-Poodle mix. His dad Christopher adopted him from the El Cajon Animal Shelter when he was a puppy. Recently, Teddy began to experience a swollen, painful mouth. His vets at the Bastet Veterinary Hospital told Christopher that Teddy had severe periodontal disease and required surgery to deal with several infected and broken teeth. … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Teddy!
A large-scale study of dogs in the UK has identified the most common canine health disorders seen by veterinarians. The electronic health data of over 450,000 dogs under veterinary care in the UK was analyzed by researchers conducting this study. Let’s take a look at some key findings. Be sure to check out the full … Continue reading The 8 Most Common Canine Health Problems
The American Animal Hospital Association recently updated its dental care guidelines for veterinary practitioners. They have also created a helpful factsheet for dog and cat owners based on the guidelines. Here’s what you need to know to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy! Dental disease starts early, and most pets will have some issues … Continue reading Pet Dental Care Guidelines from the American Animal Hospital Association
There’s a lot of information out there about the health problems associated with flat muzzles (called brachycephaly) in certain dog breeds such as the Bulldog, Pug, and Shih Tzu. But did you know that flat-faced cats, especially the Persian and the Exotic Shorthair, also suffer from health problems tied to brachycephaly? Brachycephalic animals can suffer … Continue reading Dental Problems in Flat-Faced Cat Breeds
The American Association of Feline Practitioners has outlined the 6 distinct cat life stages, and what cat owners can do to provide the best care for their cats at each stage of life, from kittenhood to geriatrics. Here’s a quick overview, and be sure to visit the AAFP website for the full details, and for … Continue reading The 6 Cat Life Stages