Understanding Your Pet’s Bloodwork

Understanding Your Pet’s Bloodwork

"CBC, chem.7 stat!" This may sound familiar if you watch such popular television dramas as ER, Chicago Hope and Emergency Vets. But do you know what the terms mean? Blood tests help doctors determine causes of illness accurately, safely and quickly and let us monitor the progress of medical treatments. Our own Dr. Daniel Hershberger guides you through the common lab tests and helps you understand your pet’s test results. Remember: if you have any questions, always ask a veterinarian. Complete blood count (CBC) This is the most common blood test performed on…continue reading →
Ask The Vet: House Soiling in Cats

Ask The Vet: House Soiling in Cats

A question came in from one of our clients who was facing a common - but annoying - problem: house soiling. As our resident feline expert, we asked Dr. Alex Herman her thoughts. Here's what she recommended... Question: My 10 year old male cat has had a few accidents around the house lately.  It’s starting to smell and upset my family.  We recently adopted a younger cat to be his friend.  We love our older cat very much but cannot live with this.  What should we do? Answer: Do not despair! House soiling…continue reading →
Is the Lepto Vaccine Necessary?

Is the Lepto Vaccine Necessary?

We often receive questions about the importance of vaccines and Dr. Vared Bar is one of our experts. We asked for her thoughts on the lepto vaccination - read on to learn more. Leptospirosis is a disease caused by a bacteria, and can affect animals and humans. It is transmitted through urine of infected animals such as raccoons, skunks, opossums, squirrels, sea lions, and rats. The bacteria can enter the body through the skin or mucous membranes after contact with contaminated urine, water, and soil. Drinking contaminated water is also a source of…continue reading →
My rabbit is not eating.  What should I do?

My rabbit is not eating. What should I do?

At All Pets Hospital, we love bunnies. And no-one loves them more than our Dr. Nicola Gillespie! When a client was having problems with her bunny's appetite, this is what Dr. Gillespie recommended. Please call to make an appointment for any rabbit that is not eating for more than 4-6 hours.  A rabbit that is not eating is at risk of serious illness and needs medical attention as soon as possible.  The most common cause of decreased appetite in rabbits is intestinal ileus, which is also known as gastric stasis.  This slow down…continue reading →