Dr. Rooneys Spring/Summer Tips

Tips to prepare your pets for Spring/Summer –          Make sure your pet is on a heartworm preventative. Pets can become infected with heartworms, a potentially deadly parasite, through a mosquito bite. It is essential that all dogs, even those who live mainly indoors, are on a preventative.  Many of those preventatives also protect against intestinal […]

Canine Depression – Helping Your Pooch Beat the Blues

Has your dog been acting strange lately? Moping around, listless, seemingly uninterested in just about everything? If your dog seems to be down in the dumps, canine depression may be to blame. To follow is some helpful advice from a Darien veterinarian to help you help your pooch beat the blues and get them back […]

Controlling Your Cat’s Spraying Behavior

Of all the bad habits our feline companions can exhibit, perhaps none is quite as frustrating as territorial spraying. While this behavior can be seen in both male and female cats, it’s most common in non-neutered males and in multi-cat households. So, if your beloved kitty can’t seem to stop marking their territory – on […]

Protecting Your Puppy from Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a dangerous medical condition that attacks the lining of a dog’s digestive system. Puppies are particularly susceptible to this condition because their immune systems are not yet fully developed and mature enough to fight it. Parvo is dangerous and potentially deadly because it prevents the affected animal from being able to digest important […]

6 Reasons to Adopt an Older Pet

Oftentimes when someone thinks about adopting a new pet, they envision picking out and bringing home a new puppy or kitten. While younger pets certainly have their benefits, it’s also important to consider adopting an older animal. Older dogs and cats make excellent additions to any family and bring with them a number of specific […]

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