Halloween Pet Safety:  Halloween can be full of fun, fantasy and fear for family and furry friends. But it can also be a little too scary for some pets. The American Animal Hospital Association encourages pet owners to protect their four-legged pumpkins by being mindful of their F.E.A.R – food, environment, attire and recovery.  Food:  […]

Reverse Sneezing Reverse sneezing, also known as Pharyngeal Gag Reflex or Paroxysmal Respiration, is a relatively widespread respiratory condition in dogs that is normally triggered by a spasm in the pooch’s soft palate as well as laryngeal area. It is often referred to as “reverse sneeze” because during the event, the dog is gasping air […]

GASTROENTERITIS: WHEN YOUR DOG REALLY NEEDS A BEST FRIEND Gastroenteritis is an irritation of the stomach and intestines; it usually results in vomiting and diarrhea. One of the leading causes of gastroenteritis is feeding a pet “people” food or table scraps. Others may include metabolic disorders, ingesting inappropriate things like garbage or feces, inflammatory bowel […]

Use biodegradable poop bags made out of organic  or recyclable material; your dog will be on his way to going green.   Old blankets and sheets may seem like junk, but if you donate them to your local shelter, they are warm beds and comfort for lonely pets.   Instead of driving to the dog […]

Rabbits are intelligent, social creatures and wonderful companions to people who take the time to learn about their needs. SPAY, NEUTER AND BUNNY-PROOFING Although most rabbits will use a litterbox, hormones may cause unneutered males and unspayed females to “mark territory.” Spaying or neutering your rabbit improves litterbox habits, lessens chewing behavior, and decreases territorial […]

Rabies can be a deadly disease. Luckily, outbreaks are not particularly common in the United States. However, the consequences can be severe if you are bitten by a rabid animal. Types of Rabies Exposure Rabies is spread among mammals, in a group of diseases called zoonotic disease, that animals can transmit to humans. Rabies is […]

So ya wanna be a cowdog? Let’s clear up some myths about why dogs eat grass. First of all, dogs do things that don’t make sense to you humans. One of those things is eating grass, and it’s pretty common with canines. You can take a lot of guesses as to why, but I won’t […]

Microchip identification can be you pets permanent ticket home. A lost pet that cannot be returned home because of lack of identification is a very sad situation. A microchip ID for your pet can mean the difference between lost and found. While collars and ID tags are extremely valuable tools in returning lost pets to […]

  SPAY OR NEUTER Sterilization helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.  Spaying and neutering pets makes them more easily socialized, and helps control pet overpopulation. PARASITE PREVENTION Parasitic conditions, (examples are heartworm disease, fleas or ticks) can be prevented if early symptoms are caught.  We can prescribe preventive treatments that are highly effective, […]