Veterinary Hospital, LLC
33 Crystal Avenue - Derry, NH 03038
Question of the Month Archive
Is heartworm medication only for dogs?
Absolutely not! Cats can get heartworm disease as well as dogs. Heartworm affects cats differently than it does dogs. In dogs, 12-14 heartworms can be fatal; in cats only 1 heartworm can be fatal! Since heartworm disease is transmitted through mosquitoes, indoor and outdoor cats need to be on preventive medication such as Revolution or Heartgard. Look for breathing problems and vomiting among other symptoms. Please call us for more information.
What is parasitic zoonosis?
Zoonotic diseases can be transferred from animals to humans. Several types of intestinal parasites can be transmitted to humans. This can happen by accidental ingestion of parasite eggs or infected fleas, or by drinking infected water. You may not even know your pet's infected until it's too late. Testing your pet twice a year for intestinal parasites protects you, your family, and your pet.
What is Otitis Externa?
Otitis Externa is one of the most common ear diseases found in household pets, it is the inflammation of the external ear canal and can cause your pet great discomfort and pain. The most common symptoms include; shaking of the head, and scratching at the ears. As the condition worsens you can notice the symptoms may increase to red or swollen ears, you may also notice that the inflamed ear tissue has started to ooze and may start to bleed. Ear infections can be caused by may issues including; allergies, excessive oil production of the skin and ear canal, ear mites, or foreign bodies such as grass, dirt, loose hair etc. Please call us today if you think your pet may have otitis externa.
How Can I help prevent Otitis Externa?
Regular ear cleaning of your dogs ears is important, ask one of our staff members to show you how to clean your pets ears!