pet health

The Importance of Rabies Vaccinations

Rabies is a very serious and fatal virus that affects the central nervous system of an animal or human.  Although any warm-blooded mammal can contract the rabies virus, it is most commonly found in wild animals such as coyotes, foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats.  The virus is spread through…

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.

Feline Chin Acne

Cats can get acne too??  That’s right; we humans aren’t the only ones!  Some cats will only get acne one time in their life, while others may have a life-long struggle with it.  Feline acne doesn’t seem to have any preference for age, gender or breed either.  (Boy, it is a lot like human acne isn’t it?!)  Understanding what it is and how to treat it will make things easier on both you and your feline friend.

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. 

Pet Dental Health Month

In recognition of February being “Pet Dental Health Month”, let’s talk about your pet’s pearly whites!  Some people are unaware that their pets can actually have some of the same dental problems that they may experience.  These problems include, but are not limited to:  broken teeth and roots, periodontal disease, cysts or tumors in the mouth, abscesses or infected teeth, misalignment of the bite, broken jaw, etc. 

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…

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 Keep Your Pets Safe During A Disaster

First and most importantly: do not leave your pets behind in the event of an evacuation! Pets that are left behind can escape or become trapped and injured. Remember, if it isn’t safe for humans, it isn’t safe for pets!

What To Keep In A Pet’s First Aid Kit

Keeping a first aid kit for your pet is just as important as having one for yourself. It can help you in the event of an emergency where you need to quickly get to their rescue…

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.

Holiday Hazards

The holiday season brings merry festivities to our homes and often brings new people, plants, foods, and decorations which warm our hearts (and our bellies!) but can also pose threats to our canine and feline family members. 

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.