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How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

By |2019-02-08T03:40:36+00:00February 8th, 2019|Pet Care, Uncategorized|

Your pet’s dental health is important. Without preventive care, including daily tooth brushing and annual veterinary cleanings, tartar can accumulate on the surface of your pet’s teeth and beneath the gum line. If left untreated, painful periodontal disease will develop. The tartar beneath the gum line can introduce bacteria into your pet’s bloodstream, where it [...]

Building the Bond by Training Your Pet

By |2019-01-25T18:35:28+00:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today, many pets are regarded as members of the family. That bond, along with training and behavior studies, have caused negative, punishment-based training techniques to lose popularity among veterinary professionals and pet owners in favor of methods that incorporate positive reinforcement. The bond between pets and their people is an important one, and we encourage [...]

So your Dog is Coughing!!!

By |2019-01-25T17:35:02+00:00January 25th, 2019|Pet Care, Seasonal Checkups|

Is your dog coughing? Is it something to worry about? When do I call the vet? Is my other pet going to start coughing too? We all cough from time to time. Usually it is an uncommon occurrence and there is a tickle in the throat. We cough once and it’s over. Dogs are the [...]

What’s in a Veterinary Wellness Workup?

By |2019-01-09T02:21:28+00:00January 9th, 2019|Pet Care|

While a yearly wellness exam may seem unnecessary if your cat or dog appears to be healthy, a wealth of information is discovered about your pet’s health during these routine visits. Thorough physical examinations alone may not detect diseases, and yearly lab tests are a safe way to catch illnesses in their early stages so [...]

Diabetes in Pets

By |2018-12-14T15:28:27+00:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Diabetes—also called diabetes mellitus—is a disease that affects the body’s ability to use nutrients to make energy. When energy production occurs properly, the food eaten by your pet is broken down into basic nutrients, such as glucose, that are absorbed into the bloodstream. From the blood, glucose is transported inside cells, where it is made [...]

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

By |2018-12-04T03:49:39+00:00December 4th, 2018|Pet Care|

Benefits of Spay and Neuter One of the most common things a client asks a veterinarian is “Should I spay or neuter my pet?”. Female: If you have no intentions of breeding a pet in the future, then yes. Spaying dogs decreases the likelihood of mammary tumors, prevents unwanted puppies, eliminates the risk for a [...]

A Scary Syndrome…Seizures. Let’s get you informed!

By |2018-11-27T04:11:57+00:00November 27th, 2018|Pet Care|

What is a seizure? In the brain cells called neurons fire like electrical signals to run the entire body. In a seizure a group of these neurons start sending these signals all at once without a purpose or direction. The end result is typically generalized shaking/tremors, paddling, vocalizing or urination/defecation. This is called a grand [...]

My dog has an ear infection…..AGAIN! So what gives??

By |2018-11-13T04:42:25+00:00November 13th, 2018|Pet Care|

My dog has an ear infection…..AGAIN!  So what gives?? Ear infections are one of the most common things that we as veterinarians treat on a daily basis.  Ear infections are painful, itchy and basically just stink (literally)! Ear infections are not very common in people, usually affecting children and rarely adults, but dogs have recurrent [...]

What are Bladder Tumors in Dogs? and how can you test for them…

By |2018-11-13T04:38:15+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Ultrasound of a Urinary Bladder in a Dog, the red circle is around a bladder mass.   Cancer detection tests are not common in veterinary medicine for a variety of reasons, but fortunately this is a large area of research right now. The ability to use less invasive tests to detect cancer earlier [...]