At PenBay Vets one of our main goals is client education. The greater your understanding of pet health concerns and the effects of different diseases, the better care you can give your pets. Below is a collection of articles we have written on topics concerning pet health to help you be better informed. Please check back frequently, as seasonal topics will vary. For additional information visit our Pet Health Library.

By Mary Fuller, DVM AAHA PetsMatter Newsletter

What is Feline Urine Marking?
Feline urine marking is a behavior in which cats mark a location with urine to notify other cats of their territory. It often occurs near doors and windows as a way to communicate to neighborhood...

By Ruth E. Thaler-Carter AAHA PetsMatter March/April Newsletter

If your houseplants are looking a little ragged or your cat shows symptoms of illness, interaction between them could be the cause. Houseplants may be good for the health of a home but can be dangerous for our feline friends. It...

By Whitney Potsus AAHA PetsMatter March/April Newsletter

March is Adopt a Guinea Pig Month, an annual celebration of the virtues of this humble and utterly charming little animal. Those of us who have fallen under their spell can wax poetic for hours about the joy these furry friends bring to...

When It Comes to Stopping Animal Cruelty, It’s Good to Be Nosy

By Neil Ryan, AAHA PetsMatter March/April eNewsletter
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Where does my cat get fleas?

The most common flea found on cats and dogs is the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis). Rarely rabbit fleas or hedgehog fleas are also found on cats.

The most important source of cat fleas is newly emerged adult fleas from pupae in your house or yard.  Adult fleas live and feed on our pets but...

My dog always seems to have fleas. What can I do?

Successful flea control involves:

  1. Eliminating fleas from your dog
  2. Controlling fleas in the environment

Dogs and cats share the same fleas. It is important that all pets in your home are on a flea preventive. Treating your pet for fleas has never been...

Are you new to the area or a first time pet owner? Our goal at PenBay Vet’s is to help you be the best pet owner possible. READ PBVA’S TOP TIPS FOR MIDCOAST MAINE PET OWNERS:

1. Protect your dog from...

Camden — The Camden Parks and Recreation Department announced Jan. 13 that it was changing the rules for pets at the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area, home of the Camden Snow Bowl. Effective immediately, the following rules are in effect from Dec. 1 through March 31:

  • All pets must be on leash at all times when...

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