Q: My dog had two brief seizures last weekend. Should I be concerned?

A:  Seizures are always abnormal and warrant a visit to your veterinarian.  Brief seizures in and of themselves are not particularly dangerous.  However, they are frequently a symptom of serious problems.  In pets seizures are caused by five basic categories of...

10 things that veterinarians wish more pet owners would do

#1 – Have your pet examined every six months. A thorough physical examination on a regular basis allows for earlier intervention in diseases. Even if your pet is found to be perfectly healthy, more frequent physical examinations allow you and your veterinarian to be...

Q: What should I do if my dog gets bitten by a copperhead snake?

A: First, do not panic. Try to stay calm so your dog does not get too excited. Second, try to get a really good look at the snake without getting too close. Is it really a copperhead? Or is it just a brown water snake, corn snake, or other look alike? Most snake bites...

Q: Is an echocardiogram the same thing as an EKG?

A:  No.  An echocardiogram is a detailed ultrasound examination of the heart.  It includes measurement of the chamber sizes, evaluation of blood flow, calculation of contractility and cardiac output, and documentation of abnormal structures.  EKG, or alternatively...