How to Care for a Toothless Dog or Cat

A pet’s teeth are part of their unique appearance, but a toothless dog or cat is equally  distinctive. Many factors lead to partial or complete toothlessness. Whether tooth extractions resulted from advanced periodontal disease or another cause, a proactive approach to a toothless pet’s nutritional needs is critical to their health. Additionally, even in the absence of teeth, there are important ways to support overall oral hygiene.


Common Ailments in Monitor Lizards: Spotting Signs of Illness and When to Seek Veterinary Care

mobile veterinary in california veterinarian holding monitor lizard.

Of the 80 or so monitor lizards found around the globe (including the Komodo dragon), only a few are common pets. Among these, Ackies dwarf monitors or Savannah monitors are very interesting lizards to care for, but their highly specific needs may go beyond the expectations or abilities of a beginner. For those up to the task, careful planning, extensive research, and patience are required. It is crucial to understand their health needs and recognize the common ailments in monitor lizards. 


Shedding Light on Common Eye Problems in Dogs and Cats

cute puppy with puppy eyes.

Routine wellness exams provide incredible opportunities to catch all sorts of potential problems. When it comes to a pet’s eye health and vision, we can take stock of various problems and intervene before they progress. Often, common eye problems in dogs and cats can be effectively treated and corrected. Whether a pet needs diagnostics, medication, or surgery, our team can help soothe and support.


From Snout to Tail: Veterinary Care For Pet Pigs

lady holding two piglets.

Whether they are furry, fluffy, feathered, spined, hoofed, or scaled, we love and respect all companion animals and strive to provide the best possible veterinary care. Among the pets we admire the most, pet pigs in California take the cake. These intelligent, affectionate, interesting mammals make great friends, bring happiness and wonder to neighborhoods, and add wonderful layers to a multi-pet household. The question is: are you ready to become a pig owner?


Exotic Pets: How to Take Care of a Rabbit

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Rabbit care extends beyond their food and housing needs. Knowing what your rabbit needs and how to provide it is the cornerstone of creating a happy, hoppy life. Use these tips from your friends at Shiloh Veterinary Hospital to give your rabbit the care he deserves:


How to Spot Signs of a Flea Infestation on Your Pet 

cat scratching itself behind ear.

Flea infestations can be a real headache for your pet and for you. 

Not only do fleas cause discomfort and itchiness for your furry friend, but they can also lead to other health issues—hair loss, hot spots, anemia, skin infections, and more. And fleas can cause allergic reactions in some pets, further exacerbating the itching and scratching.

For you, flea infestations can be a pain to deal with. Fleas can quickly spread throughout your home if left unchecked, and flea bites are itchy and uncomfortable for humans too. 


Some Bunny Loves You: The Best of Pet Rabbit Care

pet bunny eating banana.

From leopard geckos to Bengal cats, cockatoos to labradors, every pet arrives with their own unique personalities, health needs, and basic requirements. While cats and dogs are among the most popular pets, exotics and pocket pets represent a fair share—especially with owners that have limited space and/or time. If you’ve ever wondered if now is the right time to adopt a pet rabbit, we’ve got you covered with some helpful hints on care. 


Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) in Dogs

Dachshund dog with pink eye.

Is your dog suddenly blinking a whole lot more than usual or experiencing discharge from her eyes? She may have conjunctivitis—more commonly known as pink eye. Conjunctivitis in dogs can affect one or both eyes. If your dog is struggling with symptoms of pink eye or an eye infection, the team at Shiloh Veterinary Hospital is just a phone call away. 


Is Heartworm Disease In Dogs Really That Dangerous? Sadly, Yes.

Chocolate labarador retriever sitting in grass.

It is absolutely reasonable to question every vaccination, medication, and preventive method recommended for your companion animal. Indeed, that’s the very essence of responsible pet ownership. Heartworm disease in dogs has the potential to cause severe lung disease, heart failure, organ damage, and can even be fatal. Together, we can ensure your dog has every possible protection against heartworm-carrying mosquitos and other parasites.