As a pet owner, finding the right diet for your furry friends can be difficult! There are a lot of articles online with conflicting information and unreliable sources. While federal and state regulations require animal food to be safe to eat, an FDA pre-market review isn’t mandatory for animal food to be legally marketed and sold. This can sometimes mean that despite a food brand’s good marketing, they don’t always make the most nutritionally balanced meal for your pets.
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that is caused by multiple strains of bacteria called leptospira. It can cause kidney and liver damage that can be fatal in some animals if not treated immediately.
Your pet is more likely to find its way back to you with a registered microchip.
When your pet is found, vet clinics and shelters can scan the animal for an ID number and report the pet as lost. The microchip company will contact you and you’ll be reunited with your lost pet!
Declawing cats has been a controversial topic for quite some time. More recently, a large push to end this practice has been brought forward by many veterinary organizations, including the American Association of Feline Practitioners. We have decided to side with these organizations by no longer offering onychectomy surgery services at City Way Animal Clinics. We believe in putting the needs and health of your pet first.
The Holidays are here and it’s time to deck the halls with snazzy new décor! We all know the usual festive foods and decorations to avoid – mistletoe, ribbons, tinsel, and chocolate, to name a few – but there are less obvious risks that can seriously harm your pet. Avoid the pitfalls of dangerous holiday décor and check out our alternatives for pet-safe holiday crafts.
This respiratory disease is caused by a highly contagious influenza virus and warrants taking precautions with your pet. Since 2015, 51 cases have been reported in the state of Indiana. Surrounding states, like Illinois, are seeing even higher numbers recently, particularly in the Chicagoland area.
Giardia is a microscopic protozoan that lives in the intestinal tract of many animals worldwide. Unlike other common parasites, it is not considered a worm. Rather, it is a single-celled organism that can cause gastrointestinal upset (i.e. diarrhea and vomiting) in some animals.
Giardia is more common in areas that are densely populated with animals. This includes kennels, daycares, shelters, and large cities. Because of this, it is frequently diagnosed in animals that live in downtown Indianapolis.
Get to know the newest doctor at our Mass Ave and Fountain Square locations, Dr. Jessica Squires! Dr. Squires recently joined our crew in May after graduating from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Squires has a special interest in oncology, internal medicine, and client education. Learn about her interests outside of work, her current favorite Indy spots, and so much more!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner you might be thinking about what to give to that special, furry someone in your life. Your pet is always there for you no matter what and doesn’t judge you when you spend the weekend binge watching the newest TV series. What better way to show your pet some extra attention on Valentine’s Day than with some homemade treats baked with love! Below are a couple of simple and healthy treat recipes (one for dogs and one for cats) your pets will adore.