Why Do Dogs Scoot?

By | 2018-05-02T01:49:25+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Pet Care|

Ever watched your dog scoot his hind end along the floor? It isn’t a pleasant sight, and the reason he’s doing it likely isn’t so pleasant, either. While multiple issues could lead to scooting, including gastrointestinal parasites and food allergies, the most common reason dogs scoot is because of problems with their anal glands.   [...]

Feline Kidney disease; a common problem that even more commonly goes unnoticed.

By | 2018-05-02T01:51:06+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Feline Kidney disease; a common problem that even more commonly goes unnoticed. Hey Doc, my cat is drinking a ton of water and the clumps in the litter box are huge. It seems like my cat is losing a little bit of weight, maybe eating less, what do you think could be going on? The [...]


By | 2018-05-17T09:39:10+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Nutrition, Uncategorized|

What is pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is inflammation within the pancreas. The pancreas normally produces digestive enzymes in response to a meal to help break food down within the small intestine. In pancreatitis, these enzymes become active within the pancreas itself digesting the pancreatic tissue itself! What causes pancreatitis? In dogs, pancreatitis is an acute onset after [...]

Gastric Dilitation and Voluvulus: What is it and why is it so SCARY?

By | 2018-03-14T06:02:38+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As a veterinarian, nothing gets us more concerned and on higher alert than hearing those words “We have a GDV en route!” So what in the world is a GDV?  This stands for Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus, more commonly known as “Bloat”. This is one of the most life-threatening and critical cases that we deal [...]

Animal Dental Care is Important

By | 2018-02-13T17:58:13+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Pet Care|

Pets have teeth too, and dental care leads to improved general health. Pet owners can get the dental care their pets need in working with veterinarians. Daily brushing + regular dental checkups + the right nutrition = improved oral and overall health of pets. (CNW Group/Hill's Pet Nutrition Canada Inc.)   When did [...]

Pet Obesity

By | 2018-01-30T05:45:03+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Nutrition, Pet Care|

What percentage of cats and dogs are overweight or obese? 54% of Dogs 59% Cats How does obesity influence my pet’s health? Just like in people obesity greatly influences health and shortens overall lifespan Early onset arthritis and joint disorders Risk for endocrine disease like Diabetes Chronic Inflammation Decreased anesthetic safety Skin Disorders Respiratory [...]

Did You Know?

By | 2018-01-05T10:20:07+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Pet Rehab Therapy|

I am a human physical therapist assistant that has ventured off into the world of animal rehabilitation. Through this process, I have learned so much in such a short period of time and I decided I’d like to share with all of you a few things that I didn’t know prior to choosing this career [...]

Holiday Toxicities

By | 2017-12-12T19:48:14+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Pet Safety, Uncategorized|

Objects Ornaments Tinsel: cats love to ingest tinsel which often gets stuck in the intestines causing a blockage Snowglobes: can contain ethylene glycol; highly toxic to the kidneys in small amounts Liquid Potpourri: severe chemical burns, difficulty breathing or tremors Candles: Pets can easily burn themselves with a wagging tail or curious nose Wires: risk [...]

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

By | 2017-11-03T09:09:04+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety, Uncategorized|

When we think of Halloween, we usually think of trick-or-treaters, jack-o-lanterns, and lots of fun. But it can actually be one of the most dangerous evenings of the year for pets. We wrote this article to teach you about the threats that your pet faces on Halloween so that you can take simple [...]