Cardiomyopathy, “disease of the heart muscle,” is caused by a primary structural or functional abnormality of heart muscle caused in most cases by an inherent genetic abnormality. Cardiomyopathy most frequently results in the heart muscle growing too thick to function normally. Less commonly, the heart muscle becomes too thin and does not contract normally. The.. read more →

Leptospirosis is an infection caused by Leptospira bacteria, found in soil and water. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people, and it most commonly occurs in warm climates like the Valley. While infected cats may experience mild flu-like symptoms, dogs are most commonly affected, and are at.. read more →

March is National Poison Prevention Week, so our VETMED Team wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the potential dangers to your pets that could be lurking in your home… is your home safe? Top Toxic Plants Common household plants such as Chrysanthemums, Daffodils, Lilies, and Tulips can pose severe harm to your.. read more →

We proudly share this guest post from our VETMED Cares featured organization this quarter, Saving Paws Rescue! What’s the old saying about when life gives you lemons? Poor little Eva is the poster dog for this saying. But just like lemonade, Eva is as bright and full of sunshine as you can imagine. She’s a.. read more →

The holidays are a joyous time, but don’t let them become a hazard to your beloved pet! Here are some common holiday safety hazards for your pets. 1. Holiday Baking Even small amounts of raisins and grapes can cause kidney failure in dogs and potentially, cats. Any ingestion of raisins or grapes should be treated as.. read more →