Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic - Articles

Veterinary Wellness Partners and our clinics are collecting donations for a local dog shelters.  Please help to support these wonderful organizations, who each have a passion to help save animals that do not have homes.     Needed Items include:…
Leptospirosis is a bacteria with the potential to cause devastating infections in multiple body systems. We are going to look at: 1)  When do we vaccinate against this deadly disease? 2)  Why do we vaccinate against this deadly disease? 3)  What…
Expanded Appointment Hours August 2015 Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic is excited to announce that we are expanding our appointment times to include Friday afternoons.  The office has been open during the afternoon to allow for dispensing of…
Have you ever seen your dog bury a bone?  This is a common behavior that is shown in many TV shows and animal inspired cartoons. You dog buries his or her bones due to a natural instinct.  This is from their "wild side," in which wild dogs need to…
Canine Influenza is once again in the news with media reports of a deadly dog flu outbreak.  At this time, all of the details and specifics are not known. There is some misinformation that has floated around regarding the disease itself.   Here are…
Why do Dogs and Cats Have Whiskers? You may notice those long, bristly hairs on the nose of your dog or cat.  They typically stick out to the sides.  Those hairs are called their whiskers, but why do they have them? The whiskers are a specialize…
Recently there has been a lot of talk on the news and on social media about a class action lawsuit that has been filed against Beneful dog food by Purina.  At Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic, we are keeping watch on the situation and will stay…
Definition:  When your dog does not like to be separated from you. Ranging from you leaving the house to just being left in another room.  It is sad when a dog lacks so much self confidence that they can't just enjoy themselves when you walk in…
Canine Communication The Seven types of Dog Barks: Meaning and Management There are seven basic types of barks that our dogs exhibit, with each having a different meaning and manner is which to manage or correct the behavior.   1)  Alarm/ Alert…
We want to get the word out that there is a national day focused on your cat:  Bring your cat to the vet day.  This is a nationwide campaign that is focused on providing cats with much needed care.  The trends within the veterinary industry show…
Pyoderma Pyoderma, also known as "hot spots", are localized skin infections that are caused by a normal flora (bacterial) overgrowth. Humans and pets have a normal population of bacteria living on their skin that does not cause a problem…
Otitis Externa  Inner Ear Infections Dogs and cats often come to the vet due to ear infections.  In fact, this is one of the top ten reasons that a cat or dog comes to the veterinarian for an appointment outside of…
Class IV Laser Therapy 11.25.2014 The Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic is excited to announce that we recently completed the purchase of a laser therapy unit.  We unit that we selected is one of the top of the line therapy lasers available within…
2014 Bordetella Guidelines 11.21.2014 Kennel Cough (AKA Bordetella Bronciseptica) is a contagious respiratory disease of dogs.  It is spread though the air, spreading from dog to dog within close contact of one another.  It is a common concern of…
Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Safe this Holiday Season This time of year we all like to enjoy parties and gatherings with friends and family.  Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic is proud to align with the American Humane Association to educate pet…
Animal Shelter Drive 2014 Christmas Donation List   Donations are accepted at any of our 4 locations.  This includes Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic, Orrville Veterinary Clinic, Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic…
In our region of Ohio, fleas are a recurrent theme and pest.  We see a lot of flea infestations, most specifically with increasing frequency in the late summer and fall months.   Treating Your Pet The first thing in treating a flea infestation is to…
Revolution Topical Parasiticide Revolution is a topical parasiticide that is available for both dogs and cats.  It is produced by Zoetis, Inc.; formerly Pfizer Animal Health.  Zoetis is known for many novel and cutting edge pet medications.  In this…
The Nine Lies of Cats You have heard that cats have 9 lives, but did you know that Zoetis Inc. has developed a list of the nine LIES of cats. This is a booklet that we have in the lobby, but we modified it into web content for the purpose of getting…
National Veterinary Technician Week October 13th-20th This week has been designated as National Veterinary Technician Week.  We are proud to recognize each of our Registered Veterinary Technicians, along with our veterinary assistants.  We feel…
Bravecto: Oral Flea and Tick Control There is a brand new option for prevention of flea and tick control, Bravecto.  The Merck Co. released this novel product for flea and tick control in dogs earlier this month.  This is a product…
Online Scheduling Did you know that Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic now offers easy, online scheduling?  Not only that, be we are the only animal hospital in the Seville, Wadsworth, Rittman, Medina and surrounding areas that we…
Eletronic Medical Records Coming Soon! Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic prides ourselves on continuous excellence.  We pursue this in all that we do in order to provide the best care and support for our patients…
Blue Tip Parade 2014 On Tuesday, June 17th; the Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic will once again be a participant in the Blue Tip Festival Parade.  This is held each year in Wadsworth, Ohio as the kickoff to their annual Blue Tip Festival.  The…
Easy Dose It Do you need an easy and convenient way to order your pet's medications by the month? Do you need to keep your cat or dog on monthly prevention all year long, but 12 doses all at once is not in your budget? How about flea and tick…
Shopping Our New Online Store   06.03.2014 Over the past few months, the Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic has been evaluating our online store to better serve you,  our clients.  Through this process, we determined that the format and ease of use…
Tricuris Vulpis (A.K.A.. Whipworm)  is a gastrointestinal worm that affects dogs and cats, as well as many other less common species of animals.  The feline whipworm is rare in Ohio and the United States, but the dog worm is seen rather…
Increasing Water Intake in Cats Water is one of the most important substances on earth.  It is vital for the life and health of every person and animal.  As we research more and more, we find that water is especially important to our indoor feline…
In 2014, Elanco Companion Animal Health released Recuvyra.  Rucuvyra is an unique medication designed to provide pain relief for our canine patients. This topical solution is used to provide post-operative pain control.  It has a specialized new…
May 2014 is Heartworm Prevention Month "My pet is not at risk for heartworms?" "He or she is not around other pets, so I don't have to worry about heartworms, right?" BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ.  Do you hear that?  It is a pesky old mosquito.   Ouch, did you…
  For prevention of Heartworms, hookworms, whipworms, roundworms and fleas Many products are available to prevent heartworm disease in dogs.  The majority of these products also incorporate…
2013 Top Ten AKC Breeds   We just received our latest copy of the AAHA publication, Trends.  This monthly magazine highlights many trends within the veterinary industry.  One article highlighted the latest report from the American Kennel Club: the…
Wendy Myers Educates Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic March 26th, 2014 Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic prides ourselves on being one of the best veterinary clinics in the Seville, Creston, Rittman, Lodi and surround areas of Medina county. …
At Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic, we are always staying up to date on the latest information within the dog and cat world.  We often one of the first clinics in the region to be advised of new medicines, along with the emergence of new…
New AAFP Vaccination Guidelines As veterinary medicine evolves, there are constant discoveries that are made.  One of the newest changes in veterinary medicine is the newest cat vaccination guidelines.  The American Association of…
Disrtict 8 Representative OVMA Board of Directors   Seville veterinarian, Dr. Jeffrey R. Fink has served as the district 8 representative on the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association's board of directors for the past 4 years.  He is proud to be a…
The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is pioneering the way in studying why Golden Retrievers may develop cancer and other health problems.  Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over two years of age.  Golden Retrievers were selected as the…
The physical examination is the foundation of any visit to the veterinarian.  After we have assessed your animal, we determine a treatment plan.  If  your animal's illness is not readily apparent on a physical examination alone, we may be required…
Anal Sac Issues in Dogs Anal sacs, also known as anal glands, are present in dogs, cats, opossum, and skunk.  These glands are paired and located on each side of the rectum. They secrete an oily substance that is used to mark territory and identify…
Intestinal Parasite Test At Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic, we are passionate about the care of our animals.  We believe that routine care is vital to the health of each and every patient for which we care.  One part of the…
Zoonotic Diseases At Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic, we wish to advise you of one potential concern about being in such close contact with our pets: Zoonotic diseases.  Zoonotic diseases are those that are transmitted from animals to humans.…
What Age Is Best for Puppy Socialization? As you look closely at the following information, you will see that puppies are geared to easily accept all new experiences when they are around their mother and littermates.  As puppies age, get bigger and…
Recall of Pet Food Sold in Ohio As always, Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic is passionate about you and your pets.  As a result, we try to update you as much as possible about potential problems that may exist.  There have been multiple food…
Pet Obesity: Tips For Weight Loss According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53% of adult dogs and 55% of adult cats are overweight or obese. With this growing trend, it is necessary to discuss the risks of pet obesity.  These risks…
With the popularity of running and jogging increasing, we have been asked about the specifics of running with a dog.  Let's begin with the basics. AGE: Did you know that many marathon races have a minimum age requirement of 18 years…
Canine FortiFlora: Probiotics for Dogs Many people are familiar with the concept of probiotics.  Probiotics have been in the forefront of nutritional supplements in recent years.  The most common form of probiotic for people is the common bacteria…
COLD WEATHER TIPS FOR PETS In Seville, Lodi, Medina and the surrounding regions of Ohio, the weather can turn brutally cold.  With extreme cold our pets are at high risk to weather related issues.  We have highlighted some key areas to keep your pet…
Population Control of Pets Starts With You! By Tara Monohan For The Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic Have you recently added a furry friend to your family ?  Are you considering adding one?  Did you know that one of the most important health…
  Article submitted by Tara Monahan Written for Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic In our region of Ohio (Seville, Wadsworth, Rittman, Creston, Medina, etc), insects can be both a nuisance and a problem.  Though it may be hard to admit, insects…
As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, we want to provide you with some tips to keeping your pet safe during this time of food, fun and family.  Did you know that trips to the animal emergency room tend to increase during the holiday season.  …
Animal Shelter Christmas Donations Christmas means many things to many it people.  There are many precious family traditions that occur during this time of year.  One of our favorite traditions has become our annual Christmas drive to help local…
Emerging Disease Threat:  Lyme Disease Ohio is seeing a shocking increase in the number of deer ticks that can carry Lyme disease, according to the AP(Associated Press).   The specific reason for the rapid rise in Ohio is unknown, but the lack of…
Did you know that many of our veterinarians also provide farm animal services?  Check out below to see about our partner clinic's equine services.  We schedule all of our farm calls through our Orrville office and Seville is at the Northern edge of…
How to Prevent and Treat Fleas At Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic, Inc; the ordinary cat flea is a leading cause of itching and scratching in dogs and cats.  These fleas survive by jumping onto an animal, biting their skin, and feeding on the…
The Flea Life Cycle In Seville, Wadsworth, Creston, Medina, Rittman and the areas surrounding the Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic; the most common flea problem  is actually Cetenocephalides Felis (A.K.A. the cat flea).   The cat…
Tips for Preventing Litter Box Problems Keeping it clean: Scoop the litter box at least once a day. The urine and feces smells will invade the rest of your house the longer it sits in the box. If you are able to smell any odors, your cat…
Myths Answered About Spaying and Neutering Your Pet Myth #1:  It is better for my female dog to have a litter before I spay her. This is an absolutely not true. All the medical evidence suggests a dog should be spayed before her first heat (see Myth…
Protecting your Pet during Hunting Season As we enter the Autumn season, we enter into a season that can unknowingly be a very dangerous time for pets:  Ohio hunting season.  There are many hunters and hunting areas in an around Seville, Wadsworth,…
Mystery Dog Illness in Ohio Many people have called with concerns about the "mystery dog illness" that has been reported in the state of Ohio.  Please read the following information to better understand the state of the investigation at this present…
The Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic is very excited to launch our newly redesigned website.  We hope to provide you with many resources to help aid in the care of your companion animals.  Please let us know what you think.  You may contact us…
We feature an online store, which is available to all of our clients. Through this store, we are able to offer an even better selection of products to our clients.  These products will be delivered to your door, making the process as convenient as…
We are excited to have a newer software system, which enhances many of our capabilities to better serve you and your pets.  The Clientrax system provides us with a better scheduling system and a better way to organize your information.  We are able…
July is National pet wellness month Every year for a dog or cat is equivalent to five to seven human years so it is important that your pet receives a wellness exam every year.  Similar to people, pets need to visit the veterinarian more often as…
Allergies and Atopy   Did you know that your pet can experience allergies to many of the same things that you do?  Atopy is the veterinary medical term that is used to describe the allergic response to environmental allergies.  Dogs can also…
Does your cat or dog have a bad odor?  Is that odor coming from the mouth (bad breath or halitosis)?  There are many reasons why an animal may develop bad breath.  Most of these conditions are related to dental health.  Pets can develop chipped…