The scientific name for the most common type of tapeworm found in dogs (and cats) is Dipylidium caninum. For the average human dog owner the name is more aptly called Disgustingyuckycreepy creature. Any dog owner who has discovered the telltale signs of tapeworms on his dog can testify to the initial “yuck factor.” Fortunately, canines with tapeworms can be treated easily and quickly with little to no adverse effects.
By Lambert Vet Supply | 11/5/2020 | Posted to Dog Health
When looking for the best heartworm preventives for your pooch, the choices usually boil down to either Heartgard or Heartgard Plus. Although both the chewable sound similar and even offer overlapping benefits to some extent, the two
By Lambert Vet Supply | 8/12/2020 | Posted to Cat Health
Coccidia are microscopic parasites that infect a dog or a cat after the ingestion of a mature cyst found in contaminated environments. They live in the intestinal tract and can cause Coccidiosis, an intestinal tract infection. Diarrhea is the most common sign of coccidiosis.
By Lambert Vet Supply | 4/2/2020 | Posted to General
Unfortunately for pet owners, there is not a Lost and Found Box available where missing cats and dogs are placed. However, it is possible to make finding a lost pet easier and less stressful with some simple steps. Every Day is Tag Day, set for April 4, 2020, and sponsored by the American Humane Association, reminds pet owners of the importance of using identification tags for pets every day.
By Lambert Vet Supply | 3/26/2020 | Posted to General
Comparing disinfectants is a confusing but important process when it comes to the types of pathogens they can kill in a pet facility, such as veterinarian office, boarding kennel, groomer, shelter, doggie daycare, kennel, or homes. The key to disinfectant information is “Always read product label carefully". Found on the product label is the label claim that lists the pathogens a disinfectant can kill. The disinfectant must follow an EPA-approved standardized test method in order to get a claim listed for each pathogen on the disinfectant label.
By Lambert Vet Supply | 3/20/2020 | Posted to General
Cats, dogs, and other pets can develop respiratory illnesses, such as asthma, pneumonia, kennel cough, and bronchitis that require inhaled medication. Your veterinarian may prescribe the use of a nebulizer to administer saline, albuterol, antibiotics, or other medications for your pet's relief. A nebulizer is a device that functions as a delivery system changing medication from a liquid to a fine particle mist, allowing direct delivery to the respiratory tract.
By Lambert Vet Supply | 2/27/2020 | Posted to General
Though many cats and dogs like cow’s milk, it does not always like them. Acquired lactose intolerance in their adult lives may produce digestive and gastric issues with vomiting, gas, and upset stomachs. However, cats and dogs can usually consume goat’s milk with no such affects. Goat’s milk is also especially beneficial for pets with IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease).
By Lambert Vet Supply | 10/4/2019 | Posted to Dog Health
Canine coronavirus is a highly contagious intestinal infection specific to dogs, especially puppies. Coronavirus usually is short in duration, two to ten days in most dogs, and may cause considerable abdominal discomfort. Generally, it is considered a relatively mild disease with sporadic symptoms, or no symptoms at all. If the coronavirus infection occurs concurrently with other viruses, for instance canine parvo infection or another intestinal enteric infection, the disease may be more serious. Some deaths have been reported in susceptible pups since they do not have a fully developed immune system.
By Lambert Vet Supply | 10/1/2019 | Posted to General
In this article, we are going to briefly cover five major areas in which most pet owners can improve. If you prioritize these tips, you could add a few years of good health to your pet’s overall lifespan. Don’t forget: a healthy pet is a happy pet!