5 Reasons You Should Schedule a Dental Exam for Your Pet

By |2019-02-13T19:57:11+00:00February 13th, 2019|Dental Care, Uncategorized|

When was your pet’s last dental examination? If it’s been more than a year since the veterinarian has taken a good look in her mouth, it’s time to make an appointment. This year, begin a healthy routine for your furry friend and make February her annual dental check-up month. Here are five reasons regular dental [...]

4 Ways to Get Fit with Your Pet in 2019

By |2019-01-24T01:33:11+00:00January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It’s 2019, and you may have made some resolutions as the sparkling ball dropped and you toasted to a year of new possibilities. After weeks of holiday stress and overeating, it’s a good bet that your resolutions include diet and exercise. This year, why not take a different approach and include your pet in your [...]

Arthritis in Pets

By |2018-12-20T19:48:39+00:00December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Just like humans, many pets experience the aches and pains of arthritis. Although arthritis typically affects older animals, it can develop at any age, especially if a degenerative disease or an injury causes joint damage.   What is arthritis? Arthritis, also called osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, is inflammation involving one or more of the [...]

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Safe Holiday Travels with Your Pet

By |2018-11-09T19:59:33+00:00November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Can’t imagine celebrating the holidays without your furry friend by your side? Traveling with a pet can be an overwhelming experience. Even if you’re a seasoned pro, rules and regulations change all the time. Use the checklist below to make traveling with your four-legged companion a cinch. Up-to-date vaccinations—While it’s wonderful preventive care to keep [...]

Pets Behaving Badly: Could it Be an Underlying Medical Condition?

By |2018-08-30T02:09:34+00:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Virtually any medical condition can present with behavioral symptoms. Changes in behavior are often the first sign a pet will exhibit when she is ill. Signs such as irritability, decreased appetite, anxiety, aggression, lethargy, and house-soiling could all be attributed to medical conditions. Despite what it may seem, our pets do not have the mental [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]