At Silver Springs Clinic, we often see dogs with "hot spots" or allergic dermatitis (also called atopic dermatitis). Dogs often develop these skin conditions when they are exposed to an allergen. In this post, our Mechanicsburg vets discuss ways you can recognize the different types of allergic dermatitis in dogs and how they are treated.
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Ear mites are a common external parasite that is highly contagious. They can cause severe ear and skin irritation in cats and dogs, as well as infections that cause excessive itching, scratching, and health problems. They are more common in cats than in dogs, and they are relatively simple to treat. Our Mechanicsburg veterinarians list the symptoms, causes, and treatments for ear mites in cats here.
Vaccinations protect your dog from a variety of serious illnesses, but owners are frequently concerned about vaccine-related side effects. Today, our Mechanicsburg veterinarians discuss the most common vaccination side effects in dogs, as well as what to do if your dog reacts negatively to their shots.
The rabies virus is extremely dangerous for cats, but it is entirely preventable. Our Mechanicsburg veterinarians discuss the costs, timing, and side effects of your cat's rabies vaccination.
Any dog parent's heart will melt when they see their pup run, jump, and race around outside. This activity, and all of its health benefits, can be halted or exacerbated by health issues affecting their bones, joints, tendons, or ligaments. Our Mechanicsburg veterinarians explain four of the most common orthopedic health issues in dogs, as well as which breeds are prone to them and how they can be treated.
Does your dog have a habit of chewing and eating everything in its path? If so, you may be worried about the possibility of a bowel obstruction. In this blog, our Mechanicsburg vets explain what bowel obstructions are and why it's very important to have this serious condition treated as quickly as possible.
You want to do everything possible to give your dog a long and happy life. In addition to lots of love and attention, there are a few other basic steps that are essential when it comes to helping to ensure your dog's health. Our veterinarians at Mechanicsburg have compiled a list of six things you can do to help your dog live a long and healthy life.
Cataracts block light from reaching your dog's retina, resulting in blurred vision and, in the worst-case scenario, blindness. The causes and symptoms of cataracts in dogs, as well as the surgery used to treat this eye condition, are discussed in today's blog by our Mechanicsburg veterinarians.