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Osteoarthritis in Pets: What You Need to Know

Osteoarthritis in Pets: What You Need to Know Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) affects many pets — it is the number one cause of chronic pain in dogs and cats. What…

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis: The Cause, Symptoms and Treatments of this Disease in Animals

Leptospirosis: The Cause, Symptoms and Treatments of this Disease in Animals Leptospirosis is a disease that can affect all animals, both domesticated and wild. Over the past few years the…

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Pyothorax

Pyothorax By Dr. Rachel Morgan, DVM, DACVECC | Emergency and Critical Care Pyothorax, also known as thoracic empyema, is defined as the accumulation of septic purulent exudate within the pleural…

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Pug wearing cone

Bandage Care: How to Take Care of Your Pets Bandages and Incisions

Bandage Care: How to Take Care of Your Pets Bandages and Incisions At Metropolitan Veterinary Associates we want to serve as a source of information for your pet care and…

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Addison's Disease

Addison’s Disease in Dogs

Addison's Disease In Dogs Addison's disease, also known as hypoadrenocorticism, occurs when a dog’s adrenal glands produce fewer than necessary hormones in the body. As hormones control many crucial functions…

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Heart Murmur

My pet was diagnosed with a heart murmur! What does that mean?

By:  Megan Poad, VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology) A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound that is heard when listening to the heart with a stethoscope. It is caused by abnormal…

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Cat Behavior

Cat Behavior Problems: Advice from a Behavior Expert

Cat Behavior Problems: Advice from a Behavior Expert By Dr. Hagar Hauser, DVM| Behavior Cats display a wide range of emotions which sometimes can be hard for humans to fully…

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Heat Stroke in Pets

How to Avoid Heat Stroke in Pets

How to Avoid Heat Stroke in Pets Just like us, our pets are affected by high temperatures and on extremely hot days animals can experience heat stroke. This is when…

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