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Who doesn’t love Pet Birthdays? Our Friend Cheetos just had a birthday yesterday and his family sent us this adorable photo. Just made our day, he is such a doll. We love seeing photos. Feel free to send us photos of your furry friends on their birthdays or doing other fun things.
Cats can’t tell us when they’re in pain. Cats are very good at hiding their pain. This is a survival skill for cats, because, of course it’s not a good idea to advertise the fact that you’re weak or or sick when a predator might be nearby. Cat owners and veterinarians have to rely on a cat’s behavior to understand whether they are experiencing pain.
If you see your cat exhibiting any of the following behaviors, you have to consider the possibility that he/she is in some kind of pain.
If you notice any of these symptoms, get your cat evaluated by your veterinarian as soon as possible. Claus Paws Vets in Vancouver WA is here to keep your pets happy and healthy.
Leptospirosis is caused by a bacteria spread through soil, water, and the urine of infected animals, and if not caught early it can be deadly. There is a vaccine available for the most common subtypes of the bacteria that infect dogs, but it’s not always a recommended part of the routine vaccination protocol. The Claus Paws Animal Hospital staff will Recommend your dog be vaccinated for Leptospirosis if he/she goes camping, hiking, or spends time outdoors where there are puddles, ponds, bird baths, slow moving or stagnant areas of water. If your dog drinks water from these sources they are at risk.
Leptospirosis is a Zoonotic disease, meaning humans can pick up the bacteria from contact with the urine of an infected dog. In some cases, a canine leptospirosis infection is asymptomatic. When symptoms do occur they can include fever, muscle pain, vomiting and diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, depression, and blood in the urine.
Ask your Veterinarian for more information about the Leptospirosis Vaccination and if your Canine friend is at risk.
We all love our furry friends, but of course life is busy with many responsibilities and our pets needs can often be put on the back burner.
Take some time this week to think about how you can make your lovable fur baby feel special and also take some time to focus on their health needs.
Does my Pet need a visit to their favorite Veterinary Clinic, Claus Paws Animal Hospital? Does Fido or Fluffy need a Health Check, Vaccines, Flea Control or other Medications.
Check out the AVMA website this week for National Pet Week. http://www.petweek.org/