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 […]

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 […]

  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, […]

Disaster preparedness quiz An emergency has occurred in your town, and you have 45 minutes to evacuate. Are you prepared to take your pets with you? Do you… Have carriers for all your pets? Have all pets with ID tags or microchip ID? Know where you can go with your pets in the event of […]

Dogs generally like to please and to be loved by their family. Some basic training with positive reinforcement will help your dog earn a gold medal for good behavior. General Training Tips • Start training at an early age; dedicate time each day. • Make sure everyone in the household is teaching him the same […]

Learning that the animal you love has arthritis can be hard on both of you.  However, there are medications, therapies, and ways you can adapt your home to help your pet enjoy life. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition of the joints in which the normal cartilage cushion breaks down.  Eventually, adjacent bones rub against each […]

The love and care you give your pet is returned in many ways, from a warm purr to courageous protection.  The foundation of our practice is enriching that bond, and providing the highest standards of medical care to help your pets live healthy, happy lives. In that spirit, we teach preventive techniques to pet owners […]

  CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, CAFFEINE  These products contain methylxanthines which, when ingested by pets, can cause vomiting and diarrhea, panting, excessive thirst and urination, hyperactivity, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures and even death. Darker chocolate is more dangerous than milk chocolate.  Beverages and food containing alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, […]

They may not be lions and tigers and bears, but these pesky little pests can  make a season of distress for both people and their pets. So read on, take action, and know that prevention is the best defense against the peskiest pests! WHEN ‘SQUITO BITES GO STRAIGHT TO THE HEART!  Yes, just one mosquito […]