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Balloon Fiesta Pet Safety

Balloon Fiesta Pet Safety Tips This is one of the best times of year. The air is getting chilled and the sky is full of Hot Air Balloons! The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the most amazing times to be in New Mexico. However, it isn’t always that much fun for your pets. [...]

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My50TV says Spay and Neuter your pets!

my50tv and veejay ReShae Kelly came to Albuquerque Vetco to talk to us about spays and neuters. Wonka, the amazing chocolate kitty, came to join Cindy on camera.  Make sure you bring your cat and dog in to get spayed or neutered. Lets keep the stray pet population in albuquerque down, and keep our pets [...]

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Its the PLAGUE!

The plague is not just a scary word from movies or old nursery rhymes. It is a threat that is just as real now as it was 200 years ago. The plague is alive and well in New Mexico. There have already been 2 reported cases this year. Where is the plague? Northern New Mexico [...]

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Why do dogs pant?

Did you know that dogs don’t sweat! Since dogs don’t sweat through their skin like humans their bodies have other ways of dealing with the heat! Dogs do sweat through their paw pads, but it’s not always enough. By panting dogs are able to circulate the necessary air through their bodies to cool down. Sometimes [...]

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Sign of a Normal Healthy Cat

Having a cat is great! As a responsible pet owner it is good to know the signs of a healthy cat as well as a sick on. 1. Even Breathing Though cats can sometimes pant, it is not a normal behavior and can indicate stress, overheating or a health problem. Your cats breathing should be [...]

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Why Do Cats Pant?

Unlike dogs, panting is a rare occurrence in cats, that can happen when they are stressed. It is a response they will have to environmental changes (overheated), such as anxiety, fear, excitement, or heat. It is not good for them to be panting heavily, so try to calm them down and keep them in a cool [...]

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Persian Cats: Special Cats Special Needs

Persian cats are an amazing breed of cat. With their long silky fur and distinctive flat faces, they are a favorite among cat owners. They are known for having sweet, affectionate personalities and make great lap cats as the prefer lounging around the house to running around it. However, there are some health requirements that [...]

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It is a Tumor! Finding Fatty Tumors in Dogs

Petting your dog does more than make your pup feel loved. It can also help you find fatty tumors! Fatty tumors, a.k.a. lipomas, are subcutaneous (underneath the skin) masses or tumors that develop commonly in dogs. They are easy to overlook because they often don’t have a big effect on the overall well being of your [...]

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When Tears are More Than Stains

Although your poodle is cute having no streaks under his eyes would make him even cuter! Dog eye discharge and tear staining are common problems so you’re not the only one with a crying friend! Plus they can be more than just a messy face. Sometimes staining can indicate another problem. Make sure you know [...]

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