Raising Awareness of Pet Diabetes

Pet at vet.

November is National Pet Diabetes Month. This month-long drive opens the door for owners to learn about prevention, and why early detection is so meaningful. As a common condition facing many cats and dogs, pet diabetes is a huge priority for veterinary experts. Treatment is effective and available, but left alone, pet diabetes can cause serious health risks. 

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Understand Pet Behavior, Get Great Results

Red golden retriever giving a man a high five.

Many pet owners can easily fill in the question “why does my pet do…” with any number of things. There’s “why does my pet eat my shoes?” or “why does my pet jump up on strangers?” or “why does my pet beg me for table scraps?” Pet behavior defies human logic all the time. You can change troublesome or unwanted behaviors, starting with trying to understand their motivations. Main Street Veterinary Clinic has you covered!

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Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

A cat standing outside a litter box.

Thanks to the daily task of scooping the litter box, cat owners are well aware of their favorite feline’s potty habits. And while it may not be your favorite place to visit, the litter box holds important clues regarding cat health. 

At Main Street Veterinary Clinic, one of the most common concerns and sources of frustration we hear from our clients with cats is regarding a cat peeing outside of the litter box, which is often a telltale sign of urinary tract issues. Our experts are here to help you understand these conditions, know the warning signs, and learn about available treatments.

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Signs of Parvo in Puppies

Parvo in puppies.

Canine parvovirus, or the disease commonly known as “parvo,” is a highly contagious virus that can affect dogs. It is one of the more serious illnesses that a dog can get, and can make your pup extremely sick. Parvo causes severe gastrointestinal issues including vomiting, diarrhea, fever, lethargy, and more. While the virus is more commonly seen in puppies, unvaccinated dogs of all ages can be susceptible.

The good news is, parvo is preventable with the correct vaccinations and proper socialization! Since it is highly contagious and very easy to spread, it’s important that puppies get their parvovirus vaccination as a part of their core vaccines and keep away from other dogs until they are fully vaccinated. 

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