Zoonotic Diseases Series # 1: The Skinny on Roundworms
By: Dr. Angela LehmanWhat does “zoonotic” mean? The term “zoonotic” refers to any disease that can be passed from an animal to a human. Certain parasites, bacterial infections, fungal infections, and even viral infections can be transmitted in this way. Although we share our homes, our yards, and sometimes even our beds…Read More
How do I know if my Reptile is Sick?
By: David Balderrama, DVM Imagine for a moment that you and your pet reptile switched places for a day. You are now a lizard (or turtle or snake) living in the world's smallest artificial rain forest (or desert perhaps). Unfortunately, you are now "cold-blooded," meaning your body temperature now depends on…Read More
What is Salmonella?
By: James C. Little, DVM Salmonella is rod-shaped, usually motile bacteria that is pathogenic to man and other warm-blooded animals and causes food poisoning, gastrointestinal inflammation, and diseases of the genital tract. This bacteria is extremely common in reptiles and can cause severe, life-threatening illness in both humans and reptiles.…Read More
Cat and Kitten Care Resources
By: Dr. Carrie LaJeunesse First and foremost, always call us with any questions or concerns. We want to be your best source for accurate and helpful information. This can include anything from what foods to feed, spaying/neutering (which we very strongly recommend!) to cat boarding facilities. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll…Read More
Basic Health Care For Your New Puppy
By: Kathryn Krueger, DVM You just obtained a new puppy from the Kitsap Humane Society, a pet store or breeder. What vaccinations are necessary to maintain the health of the new addition to your family? Does your puppy have worms and can you get worms from him/her? Your puppy is a…Read More