Pet Care Tips

Read our blog to hear the helpful tips and advice our knowledgeable Edgewater veterinarians share about keeping your pet happy and healthy their whole lives.

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IVDD Surgery in Dogs

IVDD Surgery in Dogs

What is IVDD in dogs? Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) is a very serious and painful condition affecting your dog's spine. If your dog has been diagnosed with IVDD, which affects its ability to walk, surgery may be the best and only treatment option for relieving pain and restoring your pup's mobility. 

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How Long Can You Leave a Dog Home Alone?

How Long Can You Leave a Dog Home Alone?

One of the most common reasons why dogs are left alone is because their owners leave them at home while they are at work. But how much time is too much time? Our Edgewater veterinarians talk about how long you can leave your dog at home without them becoming bored or depressed today.

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Should I Microchip my Cat?

Should I Microchip my Cat?

If your cat is microchipped, it is more likely that they will be found if they become separated from you. Read on to discover more about the benefits of microchipping for cats from our Edgewater veterinarians.

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How Often Should I Take My Pet to the Vet?

How Often Should I Take My Pet to the Vet?

Regular veterinary checkups and preventive care are essential if you love your pet and want to give them the best chance at a long and happy life. But how frequently should you take your dog or cat to the veterinarian? Our Edgewater veterinarians explain...

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A Pet Parent's Guide to Caring for a Kitten

A Pet Parent's Guide to Caring for a Kitten

There's a lot to know if you're caring for a kitten, especially if the mother isn't nearby. Today, our Edgewater vets explain how to take care of a newborn kitten without a mother, what can go wrong, and when to take them to the vet.

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The Health & Mood-Boosting Benefits of Pets

The Health & Mood-Boosting Benefits of Pets

In this post, our Edgewater veterinarians discuss some of the powerful mood and health-boosting properties of owning a pet.

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

Most of the time, the benefits of vaccinating your dog outweigh the very small risk of side effects. Our vets discuss the potential side effects of vaccines and what you should do if your pet experiences one in this post.

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How Often Should You Take a Cat to the Vet?

How Often Should You Take a Cat to the Vet?

You love your cat and want to do everything you can to make sure they live a long and healthy life. So how often do you take a cat to the vet to keep them looking and feeling they're very best? Here's what our Edgewater vets recommend.

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Annual Dog and Cat Exams and Why They Are Important

Annual Dog and Cat Exams and Why They Are Important

Annual exams or vet checkups for your dog or cat allow your veterinarian to monitor your pet's health, look for early signs of disease, and prescribe preventive treatments to help protect your pet from potentially fatal illnesses. Today, our Edgewater veterinarians discuss the advantages of pet preventive care.

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Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

The symptoms, causes, and treatments for urinary tract infections in cats are very different from those seen in humans - but they're all serious and can lead to death.

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