Dog health

Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)

Most people have heard the term “anemia”, either referred to in humans or animals.  Anemia is a condition that occurs when the number of red blood cells in the body falls below the normal values, or they function improperly.

Pet Dangers Lurking in your Home

We all like to think of our homes as being safe havens for our pets.  We are offering them protection from the dangers of the outside world, right?  What some people are not aware of however, are the dangers that lurk INSIDE our homes.  Unfortunately, there are several products that we may use on a daily basis that are very dangerous, and sometimes even fatal, to our animals. 

Responsible pet owners Spay and Neuter

If you are a pet owner, one of the first things you should have or should be considering is the spaying or neutering of your pet.  The decision to spay or neuter your pet will have a huge effect on their overall long-term health and welfare. 

How to ensure you (and your pets) have a Happy Holiday!

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us!  Christmas trees are being decorated, lights are being hung, and goodies are being baked!  Oh, it’s just wonderful, isn’t it?  There’s just one teensy little problem…

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes occurs when the body cannot use glucose, the main source of energy for a body’s cells.  When there is not enough glucose transported into the cells, there is not enough energy for the cells to function normally; in turn, the tissues become starved for that energy.  A dog or cat will not be able to live long if this goes untreated. 

Cancer in your pet

The word “cancer” is probably one of the most feared words in our world today; and unfortunately that doesn’t stop with humans – it affects our pets as well.  According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, it is a diagnosis one out of every three dogs will receive in their lifetime.

National Walk your Dog Week

Most dogs love the outdoors.  There are so many sights, smells, and places to pee that it may seem like they go a little crazy every time that front door opens!  However, an over-excited dog can be really difficult to walk.  It may seem more like they’re walking you than you’re walking them. 

Cat food versus Dog food: Is there a difference?

If you have a household with both a dog and a cat, then you have probably fought the never-ending battle of trying to keep the cat out of the dog food or the even more likely scenario of trying to keep the dog out of the cat food! 

How To Prevent Pet Poisoning

Many common household items present a potential risk to your furry friend’s health and well-being so it’s important to learn how to safely organize your home in order to make it a pet-safe environment.

Marijuana Intoxication In Our Pets

Marijuana is a popular recreational drug used by millions of people all over the world. Its use is likely to rise due to the changes being made in legislation and that may lead to an increase in cases of intoxication of pets by this drug.

Much Ado About Pumpkin

Often we get questions from clients about what things they can do for their pets prior to coming to the clinic or when problems occur over the weekend.