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 [...]

Ways to medicate your pet

By | 2018-06-12T04:02:00+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Safety|

How to Administer Medication to Your Pet Giving a pet his medication can sometimes feel like herding cats, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips to ensure your pet is getting the medication he needs without any accompanying stress or trauma (for either of you!).   Make it taste good [...]

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.   [...]

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 [...]