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Microchipping Made Easy

Did you know that millions of pets go missing every year? Of those millions, less than 20% of dogs and less that 5% of cats are reunited with their families. The odds of finding a lost pet are greatly increased when the pet has a microchip. So, why don’t more people...

Yes…It Stinks, But Don’t Worm Your Way Out of It

One of the less glamorous parts of our job is setting up and reading a stool sample.  We realize that pet owners are never thrilled about collecting a sample.  Let us assure you that veterinary personnel are not big fans of handling these samples either!  So why do...

Lyme Borreliosis in Dogs- It is enough to tick you off.

Lyme Borreliosis in Dogs- It is enough to tick you off. Very few things are more disgusting than ticks.  Even if you don’t account for their skin crawling abilities, ticks can cause a variety of illnesses spread by their blood-sucking habits.  Lyme disease is one of...

What’s Going on Inside My Pet’s Mouth?

What is better than coming home after a long, hard day than opening up your door and having your pet greet you at the door, so excited that you’re home? What about when you get down on the floor for some petting and scratching, and your pet lovingly licks you on the...

Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

Do you have a cat at home? Do you consider your cat a part of your family? On average, about half of US households have pets. Of those households, about 35% have cats, and on average, most households with cats have at least two. Most people understand and acknowledge...

Where’s Waldo?

No, this blog isn’t about finding a man lost in a sea of similar-looking people, objects, places, or things. However, when your pet gets lost, it can be very much a similar experience for them! We all think our pets are unique family members and easily identified....

Yearly Heartworm Testing – The Best for Your Pet

For many years now,  we have been advocates for year-round heartworm prevention for dogs.  We believe, and have science to back us up, that giving prevention all through the year is necessary to prevent heartworm disease.  Since heartworm disease is not as prevalent...

Feline Heartworm Disease : I’d be a Millionaire Series #2

If I had a dollar for every time… There are several questions that we as veterinarians hear over and over. Most of the time this means that it is a good question and there’s a lot of people that need to know the answer.  Previously, we discussed the answer to the...

How to Keep Your Pet’s Stinky Breath at Bay

Why is Pet Dental Health Important?Do you brush your teeth daily? Do you get regular professional dental cleanings? What do you think would happen to your teeth if you didn’t brush or get them cleaned regularly? How often do you brush your pet’s teeth? When was the...

The Dirty Truth about your Pet’s Dental Cleaning

February is National Pet Dental Health month.  While keeping your pet's teeth healthy is important all year round, we always take time in the month of February to shine a light on dental health.  Did you know that 80% of pets have dental disease by the age of 3??  The...

What’s the beef with by-products?

This month we've been focusing our attention on nutrition.  We've learned that keeping your pet at a healthy weight and feeding a high-quality pet food can quite literally add years to your pet's life.  We've also tackled the "Grain-Free" myth regarding pet foods.  ...

Pet Food Myth Busters: Grain Free

At the beginning of the New Year our attention often turns to New Year resolutions and goals for healthier living.  Hopefully you’ll consider setting healthy living goals for your pet, too.  That may include weight loss, more exercise, or feeding a higher quality pet...

New Years Resolutions

With the New Year comes new resolutions for healthy living and weight loss.  Over half of our beloved pets are obese.  If your pet is in the overweight majority, you should think about including them in your New Year resolutions for healthy living.  Losing weight and...

Rodent Bait Blues

It’s the time of year when we start winterizing our home, which for many, includes setting out rodent bait (rodenticide) stations.  Rodenticide poisoning is one of the more common toxicities we see in practice, and it’s not easy to know how to treat it.  There are...

Fleas 201: The Dish Soap Myth

If you’re just joining us, make sure to read this which explains the life cycle of the flea and how to keep your pet flea free. It really can seem impossible to get rid of fleas once they are on your pets and in the house. Fleas are very good at reproducing! Within 24...

Fleas 101: How to Keep Your Pet Flea-Free This Fall

Fall is bringing in cooler weather, along with allergies and flea infestations in our pets!  Our clients are usually concerned about fleas because of the annoying scratching and discomfort that they cause our pets. However, fleas aren't just annoying, they can cause...

Allergies in Pets: What You Need to Know

Ahh, fall...Temperatures are falling, leaves are turning, campfires are burning…and your pet is keeping you up all night itching!  Yes, allergy season is in full-swing.  This time of year, we are seeing several cases of allergy-related symptoms every day in our...

Fear-Free Veterinary Visits

Does your pet get anxious as soon as they catch sight of our clinic?  Fear and anxiety are problems we encounter daily. Does your pet seems to know when they’re headed our way, even though you haven’t even left the house yet?  When normally...

Microchipping Your Pet: Don’t Leave Home Without It!

Recently we’ve had some of our clients find missing pets or have their own pets go missing. Thanks to social media and local humane societies, some of these pets have made their way home. Unfortunately, some of these lost pets haven’t found their way back home yet....

It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here!

Spring is finally here and summer will be ushered in before we know it. This is a great time for both people and pets to get outside after such a long winter. I know I’ve been out enjoying the warmer weather with my kids and dog every chance I can get lately! This...

Heartworm Disease in Dogs : I’d be a Millionaire Series #1

If I had a dollar for every time… There are several questions that we as veterinarians hear over and over. Most of the time this means that it is a good question and there’s a lot of people that need to know the answer. This will be the first in a series of posts in...

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