Ruckus and Maya

Ruckus and Maya

The picture to the left is Ruckus James Coltrane Vance, 10 weeks, 6 days. He is a red fawn French bulldog puppy. The picture to the right is his (not-the-same litter mate) sister, Maya Katherine Frida Vance, 9 weeks, 5 days. She is a brindle French bulldog puppy.     Here’s what they had to say about their visit to Belmont Pet Hospital: “On our second visit to the Belmont Pet Hospital, we came in for our next round of puppy shots. Our mom, Stephanie Vance, had to go to her own doctor’s appointment and run some errands. We hung around for a few hours and the staff took excellent care of us; we can’t wait to go back! Everyone was so good to us that when we got home, we crashed out on the couch next to mom!” -Ruckus and Maya...

Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease poses a major health threat to both dogs and cats, and it’s on the rise. Present throughout the United States and Canada, the disease strikes pets, if unprotected by preventive heartworm medicines, who have been bitten by a mosquito carrying contagious microfilariae. A mosquito becomes a carrier of heartworm disease after it bites an infected animal. With the blood of the animal, the mosquito also takemicrofilariae, which circulate in the animal’s blood and are the young offspring of adult heartworms living in the animal’s heart.     Once in the mosquito, the microfilariae take 10 to 14 days to mature into infective larvae, after which they are ready to infect animals the mosquito goes on to bite. Only certain animals are commonly susceptible to contracting heartworms, and cats and dogs both make the list, though the disease remains more prominent in dogs.  Contact us today if your pet is not up-to-date with their heartworm medication!        ...
Belmont Pet Hospital - Animal Care Pet Hospital for dogs, cats and exotic pets + dog boarding, cat boarding, dog bathing and cat bathing.
539 Harbor Blvd Belmont, CA 94002
Phone: (650) 593-3161