Checking Your Pet’s Microchip

Checking Your Pet’s Microchip

Microchips are a permanent form of identification for pets that can significantly increase the chance of reuniting a lost pet with their owner. However, they’re only effective if the registered information is accurate. August 15 is Check the Chip Day, and we...
Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Cats

Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Cats

The beauty of white- and light-colored cats is remarkable, but these fair-furred kitties are unfortunately at a higher risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma. This is a common cancer of the skin and mouth.  What are squamous cell carcinoma signs in cats? Squamous...
When Your Pet Gets a Bee Sting

When Your Pet Gets a Bee Sting

Did your pet have a not-so-friendly encounter with a bee, wasp, or hornet? If your pet has been stung in the mouth or throat, been stung multiple times, or is having an allergic reaction, with such signs as significant facial swelling, trouble breathing, or collapse,...
Does Your Pet Have a Zoonotic Parasite?

Does Your Pet Have a Zoonotic Parasite?

When you’re playing with or cuddling with your pet, you may not consider that your furry friend could be passing on nasty parasites. Zoonotic parasites can be transmitted from pets to humans, and these pesky pests can pose more than a nuisance.  Some pets are...
Top Easter Hazards for Your Pet

Top Easter Hazards for Your Pet

Easter has arrived! We at the Downtown Animal Care Center want help you keep your furry friends safe by sharing this list of five holiday hazards. Prevent a pet emergency by keeping your four-legged friends away from these: Easter grass — Although pretty, Easter grass...