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 [...]

Building the Bond by Training Your Pet

By |2019-01-25T18:35:28+00:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today, many pets are regarded as members of the family. That bond, along with training and behavior studies, have caused negative, punishment-based training techniques to lose popularity among veterinary professionals and pet owners in favor of methods that incorporate positive reinforcement. The bond between pets and their people is an important one, and we encourage [...]

Diabetes in Pets

By |2018-12-14T15:28:27+00:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Diabetes—also called diabetes mellitus—is a disease that affects the body’s ability to use nutrients to make energy. When energy production occurs properly, the food eaten by your pet is broken down into basic nutrients, such as glucose, that are absorbed into the bloodstream. From the blood, glucose is transported inside cells, where it is made [...]

What are Bladder Tumors in Dogs? and how can you test for them…

By |2018-11-13T04:38:15+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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 [...]

The Dangers of Hypertension in Cats

By |2018-09-06T03:05:13+00:00September 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure, and, just like humans, the blood pressures of cats and dogs can rise to dangerous levels. The top number in a blood pressure is known as the systolic blood pressure. A normal systolic blood pressure for cats and dogs is between 120 and 130 mm Hg [...]