Patent Ductus Arteriosus

A patent ductus arteriosus, or PDA, is considered the most common congenital (present at birth) heart defect in dogs. This defect occurs due to failure of the ductus arteriosus, a normal blood vessel present in the developing fetus, close to or just after birth. As a result, the ductus arteriosus remains open, or ‘patent.’ Read more about Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Air Travel With Pets

September 4th, 2015

Air travel with pets is not without risk. Each month, the U.S. Department of Transportation issues a consumer report on air travel. This report includes sections on lost baggage, overbooking, customer complaints and airline reports of incidents involving the loss, death or injury of pets during transport. Last year, airlines reported a total number of 17 deaths, 26 injuries and 2 lost pets during air transport. Read more about Air Travel With Pets

Respiratory Emergencies

August 25th, 2015

Preventing pets from chewing or swallowing foreign objects cannot always be possible. Do you know what do in the event of a pet respiratory emergency? Here are the basics that could save their life. 


Collapse, weakness, bluish or gray gum color, rapid or shallow breathing. Read more about Respiratory Emergencies