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 [...]

Non Invasive Imaging at UVH

By | 2017-10-30T15:36:20+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Pet Care|

Non-Invasive Imaging at UVH Diagnostic imaging is essential to providing an accurate diagnosis for many pet illnesses. For that reason, UVH is equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging. This includes digital radiology, ultrasound, dental radiology, and we are excited to now have a state-of-the-art CT machine. High-quality imaging facilitates accurate diagnosis, which guides our treatment plans [...]

Pet Recovery After An Emergency

By | 2017-12-20T20:10:48+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety|

Your dog or cat's behavior may significantly change after a natural disaster. They may become defensive, aggressive, and unpredictable. It is important to be mindful of their mental state and to keep them away from any potential hazards. A few important steps are: Keep a close eye on all your pets, and make sure they [...]

Puppies and Parvovirus: What every new dog owner should know

By | 2017-08-08T19:08:07+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety, Uncategorized|

Bringing home a new puppy into your family is a time of celebration and welcoming your new canine best friend into your life. The last thing any new puppy parent wants to hear is a devastating diagnosis of Parvovirus. So what are the basic facts we need to know about Parvovirus? What is [...]