As you may already know, heartworm is spread by mosquitoes, and it only takes one bite to infect your pet. According to the American Heartworm Society, the incidence of heartworm across the country is up, and North Carolina consistently ranks among the top 10 states in the nation for heartworm infection. Sadly, many animals don’t … Read moreSummer is Great… but Mosquitoes SUCK!
At Randall Veterinary Hospital we believe spaying and neutering your pet is something to celebrate! Not only does it help prevent future homeless pets, but there are several health benefits for animals as well. In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancies, spaying eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors and uterine infections. Neutering can reduce … Read moreSnip, Snip, Hooray! Spay/Neuter Special
Complimentary Wellness Care Exams All Month Long! As a locally owned animal hospital and small business, we understand how difficult the past weeks have been for you and everyone in our community. The doctors and staff at Randall Animal Hospital are your friends, neighbors and family members. We are deeply committed to our community and as we head … Read moreOur Team is Giving Back This May
They’re beautiful and a sure sign of spring—but lilies can be deadly to cats, and they’re not the only spring dangers you should be aware of if you have companion animals: Grow your garden with care. Fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides can have ingredients that can make your pet very sick if they’re ingested. Also, many … Read moreBeware the Lily— and Other Spring Dangers!
May is National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month, and while you may already be perfectly aware of your own allergies, don’t forget that your pet can have similar struggles with grass, dust, and other environmental allergens when spring hits. Signs of allergies in pets may include: Coughing Wheezing Sneezing Runny nose Watery, itchy and/or red … Read moreIs Your Pet Itching For Relief?
Know who else loves to be on the move when it starts to get warmer? Fleas and ticks! These little bloodsuckers are more than just annoying: fleas can transmit tapeworm, cause anemia, and trigger allergies, while ticks are well-known carriers of many diseases, including Lyme. Once they’re on your furry friend, it’s a short trip … Read moreMake Fleas and Ticks Bite the Dust— Not Your Pet!
Ordering your pet’s medications and prescription food online is so convenient, right? Click a few buttons, type in a little info and products are delivered to your door. At Randall Veterinary Hospital, we encourage you to purchase your pet’s prescriptions, heartworm, flea and tick preventatives, and prescription diets from our Vets First Choice online pharmacy. When you … Read moreWhat to Know Before Ordering Pet Meds Online
If your pet is always itching, licking their paws, chewing on their coat or scratching their ears, there’s a good chance they have skin allergies. Skin allergies are often caused by flea allergies, food allergies and environmental allergies—to alleviate your pet of this problem, you must first figure out the cause. Start by looking for … Read moreTreating Skin Allergies in Pets
Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. While only 5–10 percent of affected dogs will have symptoms, when a canine does get Lyme disease, one of the most dominant clinical features is inflammation of the joints which causes lameness. Depression and lack of appetite may also be apparent, and … Read moreLyme Disease Awareness Month
It’s a scary statistic: The Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) reports that one in four dogs and one in five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death for dogs over the age of two. During the month of May at Randall Veterinary Hospital, we observe Pet Cancer Awareness Month … Read moreCancer and Your Pet: What You Need to Know