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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ways to medicate your pet

By |2018-06-12T04:02:00+00:00June 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 [...]