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A Year in the Life: The Puppy and Kitten Edition

By |2019-08-29T17:51:37+00:00August 29th, 2019|Wellness|

You’ve welcomed home a brand-new, four-legged bundle of joy—congratulations! You’re in for a giggle-filled year, but it won’t go without frustrations, mishaps, and lost sleep. Your puppy or kitten’s first year is one of her most important, so ensure you’re on your A game when it comes to rearing her right.  That youngster life Puppies [...]

Veterinary Care for Cats: What to Expect Over the Years

By |2019-08-06T16:42:10+00:00August 6th, 2019|Education|

Cats are America’s most popular household pet, according to the American Animal Hospital Association. They are also extremely stoic, rarely showing signs of pain or illness. This doesn’t mean you should skip your cat’s yearly or semi-annual exam, because routine veterinary visits can help prevent many diseases and unwanted behaviors. With each life stage of [...]

Summertime Hazards for Pets

By |2019-06-25T15:06:33+00:00June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Summer is here, and everyone seems to be enjoying the sunshine and rising temperatures. But, summer can mean danger for our furry friends. Here are some of the hazards you should be aware of. Stroke of (un)luck The greatest threat the rising mercury poses to your pet is heatstroke, which occurs in dogs and cats [...]

Does Your Pet Suffer from Seasonal Allergies?

By |2019-05-06T01:41:16+00:00May 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It’s that time of year, when beautiful flowers are blossoming, grass is turning green—and a thick layer of yellow powder coats every surface. The springtime pollen that is wreaking havoc with your sinuses can affect your pet, as well. Seasonal allergies often flare in spring and fall as the weather patterns change to rising summer [...]

Your Dog Has Heartworm Disease: Now What?

By |2019-04-16T18:59:38+00:00April 16th, 2019|Education|

Pet owners fear their pet receiving a positive heartworm test. It’s a valid fear, since these worms, which can grow up to a foot long and live for five to seven years, can permanently damage an animal’s heart and blood vessels and may cause death if left untreated. The best option is prevention, which is [...]

How to Protect Your Pet from Rattlesnakes

By |2019-03-11T19:41:44+00:00March 18th, 2019|Education|

As winter turns into spring, people and their pets will head outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, and creatures will emerge from their hiding places to enjoy the spring air as well. As you head out to admire the birds and smell the fragrant flower buds, be on the lookout for not-so-friendly warm-weather critters. Springtime means [...]

How Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Can Benefit Your Pet

By |2019-03-11T18:51:13+00:00March 11th, 2019|Education|

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary treatment that is rapidly growing in popularity in the companion animal world, having been used for years in human and equine medicine. Fortunately, this therapy has made the jump to our canine companions, and they are reaping the benefits. Alternative forms of medicine, such as laser therapy, pulsed [...]

The Benefits of Taking Your Pet to an AAHA-Accredited Veterinary Hospital

By |2019-02-13T19:46:03+00:00February 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

At the forefront of excellence in veterinary medicine, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits companion animal veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. AAHA strives to provide veterinarians, technicians, managers, and client service representatives the tools to deliver the highest quality of pet care. With an abundance of [...]

Dental Health Care for Pets Starts at Home

By |2019-01-24T01:47:24+00:00January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The most common form of dental disease in pets, periodontal disease affects most pets over the age of three. Prevention and early detection are crucial, because periodontal disease can lead to more advanced health complications affecting vital organs, such as the liver, kidneys, and heart.   Regular pet dental exams During your pet’s regular preventive [...]

Don’t Forget To Water Your Dog!

By |2018-04-06T22:44:06+00:00October 2nd, 2016|Wellness|

Don't Forget To Water Your Dog! Trail running shoes, check.  Camelback filled with water, check.  Sunglasses, check. Fit bit, check. Dog, check. Oh, and don’t forget the collapsible water bowl.  It’s the beginning of October, but you can’t forget the water when you hit the trails.  You need it and your dog needs it.  We [...]