Paying for Your Pet’s Emergency and Necessary Care

There is nothing more frustrating than having a sick or injured pet and not being able to afford their medical care. It can also be frustrating to have a new pet and need microchipping, spaying or neutering, and vaccinations, all of which really add up in cost. If you are unable to pay for your pet’s emergency or necessary vet care, there are some options that may be able to help you.

Care Credit

Care Credit is a company that offers credit cards to use for pet care. These credit cards are sometimes easier to get than major credit cards. You can also only use the Care Credit card at approved veterinary clinics and doctors. Interest rates will vary based on the amount that you finance, but they range from 14.90 and 17.90 percent APR. Read more

You Can Prevent Heartworms with Just One Injection

dog2You love your dog, and just like your children, your dog needs to be protected from illness and infection. Every spring, signs of heartworms begin to show themselves in dogs all across the country. The good news is that a medicine called ProHeart 6 is now available to prevent the occurrence of heartworms with just one simple injection.

About Heartworms

A heartworm is a parasitic worm that spreads through mosquito bites. When a mosquito bites a dog already infected with a heartworm, it takes in young heartworms as it feeds. Those heartworms grow in the mosquito until deposited into the next animal the mosquito bites. Once inside a new dog, the heartworm matures into an adult while living near the dog’s heart and lungs. Read more

Control Your Pup’s Allergies with Apoquel

apoquelHuman allergies can be brutal with red itchy eyes, constant sneezing, and general discomfort. Dogs are susceptible to allergies as well, but the symptoms come in different forms. What you may pass over typical dog behavior may actually be Canine Pruritus. Fortunately, this condition now has a simple and safe solution called Apoquel.

What is Canine Pruritus?

Pruritus is a very uncomfortable canine skin condition that is defined as a dog’s temptation to itch, scratch, rub, chew, and lick his hair and skin. This illness is also marked by inflamed skin and potential hair loss after extended bouts of intense scratching. Some dogs with Pruritus also suffer from significant body odor and redness of the skin. Read more

Yuck! Why Does My Pet’s Breath Smell So Bad?

dog-closeup-affordable-pet-hospital-tampaDogs and humans have a surprising amount in common, including bad breath. You love your pet, but you don’t love the eye-watering impact of his breath when he comes close to lick your face. The causes are simple enough and quite easy to reverse.

Bacteria Causes Bad Breath

Your canine’s bad breath is caused by a build-up of bacteria in his mouth or gut. This bacteria causes the distinct aroma of bad doggy breath and could potentially indicate oral hygiene issues or digestive troubles.   Read more