Venomous Snakes and Dogs

By |2018-08-23T03:42:07+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

(The snake pictured above is a non-venomous Banded Water Snake, often mistaken for the venomous Cottonmouth.) Venomous snakes are a common problem for dogs.  Dogs are naturally curious, and like to put their face and nose very close to what they are inspecting.  As one could imagine, this can easily cause a nasty bite on [...]

Fleas and Ticks: How to Keep Your Pet Safe

By |2018-06-23T20:34:51+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Ever noticed your pet scratching or biting excessively at her skin? Shaking her head more often? Rubbing against furniture? She could have an external parasite problem. Just like a human, if a pet has the creepy crawly sensation of a bug moving around on her skin, she’ll go to great lengths to remove it. And, [...]

Does Your Pet Have Allergies?

By |2018-06-07T20:23:17+00:00June 7th, 2018|Cats, Dogs|

Itchy skin, watery eyes, excessive sneezing… No, we aren’t talking about your allergy symptoms. We’re talking about your pet’s allergy symptoms. Yes, our pets can suffer the unpleasant effects of allergies, just like we do. But, unfortunately, they can’t tell us when they’re having an allergic reaction. The key to keeping your pet comfortable is [...]

4 Reasons We Need to See Your Pet’s Poop

By |2018-05-04T17:35:34+00:00May 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Most pet owners don’t exactly get excited when asked to bring a stool sample to their pet’s next veterinary visit, and we aren’t all that excited to examine your pet’s poop (trust us). But, fecal exams are an important part of your pet’s regular preventive care visits and can help us determine if she is [...]

6 Ways to Keep Your Indoor Cat Healthy and Happy

By |2018-04-19T17:33:59+00:00April 12th, 2018|Cats, Safety|

“Even cats grow lonely and anxious.” —Mason Cooley   Does your cat crave the great outdoors? Does she spend her days looking longingly out the window, wishing she were out there doing what comes naturally to her: seeking, hunting, and pouncing? While many owners of indoor cats feel guilty depriving their feline friends of all [...]

Why You Need Low Stress Veterinary Visits

By |2018-04-12T21:10:14+00:00October 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Low Stress veterinary care is a paradigm shift within the veterinary industry. The change is happening because we are better able to understand the connections between a stressful visit and a pet’s overall wellness. In this article, you will learn exactly why low stress care is critical for your pet’s mental and physical health, along [...]

Heartworm Prevention – What to Know

By |2018-04-12T21:10:14+00:00March 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Several parasites tend to infect our furry friends more so than others. It’s important to know how to properly protect your pet against parasites so he or she can live a happy, healthy, parasite-free life for as long as possible. Chances are you have probably heard about the nuisance of flea and tick infestations, but [...]

Puppy Care Basics – 3 important steps

By |2018-04-12T21:10:14+00:00February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

First off – congratulations! Adopting a puppy is one of the most joyous occasions we can think of. When you adopt a puppy, it’s very helpful to have a guide that explains what steps to take next. That’s exactly what we wrote this article for! In this guide, you’ll learn how to take care of [...]