Rancho Sequoia Veterinary Hospital is aware of the vast amount of information available on the Internet. Our team has taken the time and evaluated the following sites. We trust the information the listed websites provide to you, our client, and member of our family.
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American Kennel Club
American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Below we have included animal disease maps to further help inform you on diseases and local cases:
Heartworm is an infection in animals caused by a worm called Dirofilaria Immitis and is spread through mosquito bites. While an animal may be positive for Heartworm, symptoms usually do not show until Stage 6; which at that point could be too late!
Los Angeles County reported 257 cases of Heartworm (18 cats and 239 dogs) between 2005- 2015. 70% of these cases DID NOT show symptoms at the time they were diagnosed.
It is important to be proactive in your pet's health and get them on monthly preventatives today!
Lyme disease affects both humans and animals making it a zoonotic disease. It is the most commonly reported vector- borne illness in the United States according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Lyme is transmitted through tick bites and can cause serious health issues for your pet. Animals that are infected with Lyme usually do not have symptoms until 3- 5 months at which time the disease has already thrived in the body.
Using reliable tick- preventative products can aide in keeping your pets healthy!
Rabies is a virus that affects the brain and can ultimately lead to death. Any mammal can spread the Rabies virus. However, the Rabies virus can be prevented by keeping your pets Rabies vaccinations up to date. It is a California law, that all domestic canines MUST be and remain vaccinated!
Rabies is a virus that affects the brain and can ultimately lead to death. Any mammal can spread the Rabies virus. However, the Rabies virus can be prevented by keeping your pets Rabies vaccinations up to date.