Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

By | 2018-12-04T03:49:39+00:00 December 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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 [...]

Cancer Treatment for a Pet: What Does It Mean?

By | 2018-11-06T09:55:13+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There are a variety of treatment options available for pets diagnosed with cancer. The following is a general overview of the most common treatment options. The cost, specific schedule, and number of treatments varies depending on the type and location of cancer, so your veterinarian can provide specific details based on your pet’s case. Surgery [...]

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Pets

By | 2018-10-09T16:27:18+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Regenerative medicine is a medical trend continuing to make huge advancements in the veterinary world. While stem cell therapy is still out of reach for many pet owners due to its high cost, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy—also a cutting-edge option—is available at a fraction of the cost. Traditionally, PRP therapy has only been used in [...]

Pets Get Cancer Too!

By | 2018-10-02T02:20:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Cancer: a scary word that touches almost everyone in a deeply personal way. Unfortunately, not only is cancer a common disease in people, but in our pet family members as well. In fact, over 50% of dogs and cats die due to cancer-related illness, making it the most common cause of death in pets over [...]

Unusual Pet Diets May Be Linked to Heart Disease

By | 2018-09-12T01:16:00+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Nutrition|

Our pets are members of the family and we all want to provide them with the best possible care. One of the biggest decisions pet owners must face in caring for their pets is choosing the appropriate diet. It can be daunting to navigate the world of pet foods, especially when recalls and reports of [...]