Bringing a new puppy into your home will change your life forever. Puppies are definitely a lot of work, but they also bring plenty of joy to your world. Whether you are getting your first puppy or just need a refresher course, here's what you'll need to know to get your puppy onRead more
Dental disease is more than just a cosmetic issue.
When your feline friend or canine companion has red gums, yellow teeth, and stinky breath, it could be a sign of serious oral disease that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating effects on your pet’s quality of life.Read more
When I am tired, and I don't want to go outside, it is so easy to just lie around and spend wasteful time on social media. I sometimes look up, and realize an hour has gone by, and except for reading, nothing productive has been accomplished. Then I look at the brown eyes of my dogRead more
The weather this time of year can be rough for many of us. Dealing with the cold winter elements and what it does to our skin, can be challenging. Imagine walking in the snow and ice in bare feet!
Exposure to winter’s cold air and rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws andRead more
Thirty years ago, specialists were rare. Nowadays, they are plentiful. The difference is, now young vets feel most diseases need to be seen by a specialist and get mired in decision making. They need a "specialist" to agree with their disease before treating it. This is fine, butRead more
Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let's face it, it can be a nightmare. Skip the stress and keep your pets safe this year by following these 10 easy tips.
1. Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets.
All forms of chocolate—especially
As we do every November 11, we remember the veterans who fought for our freedom, and remember why history is so important. My father was a POW of WWII, and although he never spoke of it very willingly, when he did, we sat with reverence and listened to his stories. But on last yearsRead more
Although I really do small animals and rodents and rabbits, I occasionally have been known to show my hand with anything mammalian. This includes some wildlife work- squirrels, raccoons, an occasional deer- where I have been asked to help out. Recently I have had the pleasure of workingRead more
One of the best exercises available to dogs is swim therapy. I recently did an arthroplasty on a small maltese cross who had Legg Perthes disease- ischemic necrosis of the femoral head. This disease necessitates either a total hip replacement (quite costly) or surgery to remove theRead more
Travel Safety Tips
For some pet parents, a trip is no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come along. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your pets. If you’re planning to take a trip with pets in tow, we have some tips to help ensure a safe