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How to Identify Cognitive Dysfunction in Your Pet

No pet owner wants to think about their furry pal growing old and senile, but pets are enjoying longer and longer life spans, and cognitive dysfunction is a real possibility. Commonly termed “doggy dementia,” cognitive dysfunction often manifests as behavioral changes in senior pets similar to Alzheimer’s in people. Cognitive dysfunction prevalence in pets Aging [...]

Identifying Allergic Reactions in Pets

Your pet’s immune system is fine-tuned to fight foreign invaders, but sometimes this system can overreact, causing a hypersensitivity reaction. Pets can experience different types of hypersensitivity reactions, such as chronic allergies and autoimmune diseases. One of the most common and easily identified hypersensitivity reactions is an acute allergic reaction, which can cause facial swelling [...]

Raising Awareness About Early Chronic Kidney Disease Detection in Pets

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is prevalent in pets, especially seniors, but the condition often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Your pet’s kidneys play a vital role in maintaining their health and wellbeing, and our Colony Veterinary Hospital team explains why early CKD detection is so important for your furry pal. Chronic kidney disease review for pet [...]

Canine Lyme Disease: The Facts

Tick populations have exploded in recent decades and expanded their range across the country and globe, putting more people and pets at risk for tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease. The West Coast, along with the Northeast—where Lyme disease originated—and the upper Midwest are considered Lyme disease “hot spots.” Because we live in an area [...]

On Pins and Needles: How Veterinary Acupuncture Can Help Your Pet

At Colony Veterinary Hospital, we bring your pet the best of both worlds by merging ancient healing techniques, such as acupuncture, with the latest Western veterinary advancements and technology. Dr. Vineyard is one of only a few veterinary acupuncturists in the San Diego area certified to deliver this safe and clinically effective therapy to pets [...]

What to Expect During Your Puppy’s First Year

Congratulations on your new canine bundle of joy! Watching your puppy grow and learn about the world around them will be so exciting. Their experiences during their first year will shape who they become as an adult dog, so our Colony Veterinary Hospital team wants to help you start your pet out on the right [...]

Heartworm Disease in Pets: The Silent Killer

Heartworm is a ubiquitous disease that kills dogs and cats throughout the United States, even though the disease is completely preventable when owners ensure their pets receive safe, inexpensive, monthly medications. Many pet owners are unaware of heartworm’s dangers, or are misinformed about how the disease is transmitted or prevented, leading thousands of pets to [...]

FAQs About Pet Toxins

Many pet owners don’t realize that their homes are full of pet toxins. Animal Poison Control (APC) can confirm this, as the organization receives more than 200,000 calls annually. Read our Colony Veterinary Hospital team’s responses to your frequently asked pet toxin questions. Question: What common toxins affect dogs? Answer: Many toxins affect dogs and [...]

7 Reasons Professional Veterinary Dental Cleanings Are Necessary

Dental disease is the most common health problem affecting pets, yet the condition often goes undiagnosed. Dental disease that is not treated can lead to serious issues, so our Colony Veterinary Hospital team wants to protect your pet’s oral and general health by explaining why professional veterinary dental cleanings are so necessary. #1: Dental disease [...]

3 Pet-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's resolutions can be a catalyst for positive change in our lives and the lives of those around us—including our pets. While most of us find it fairly easy to meet our pets’ most basic needs, we don’t often stop to think about what we can do to ensure they live a quality life. [...]

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