Articles, Case Studies, and News from Advanced Veterinary Specialists
Keep up-to-date with all-things pet-related in Santa Barbara, with articles and information written by AVS Doctors and Veterinary Technicians. From pet-friendly advice to specialty case studies, we’ve got everything you need to know right here.
Herpes virus in cats (Feline herpes virus) causes upper respiratory signs that can be severe in young kittens or debilitated cats. It is the most common cause for recurrent conjunctivitis in adult cats. Clinical signs can include runny eyes and nose. Initial signs can be so severe that cats stop eating and drinking and require […]
Asthma is a recurring respiratory disease in which there is constriction of the small airways of the lungs. This is due to excess mucus formation, inflammation of the smaller airways, and then spasm of the smaller airway muscles which leads to the constriction. The constriction then leads to coughing, difficulty breathing, difficulty exercising, and wheezing- […]
Most people are aware of the importance of taking care of their own teeth (brushing and flossing daily and regular trips to the dentist). But, do you know that your pet suffers from the same dental problems that you do? In fact, dogs and cats feel dental pain and discomfort just as we do, and […]
We all love our pets and enjoy giving them toys and goodies for chewing. Most of the time, there is little risk to offering these fun and entertaining objects, but sometimes our best intentions can backfire. Sadly, veterinary professionals often see emergencies in which pets are rushed in due to choking on toys or treats. Sometimes the obstruction can be successfully removed, and the pet’s airway restored; other times it’s too late to save a pet by the time they arrive at the hospital. It is important for every pet owner to know the risks to prevent choking hazards in the first place.