How to Enjoy Cold Weather Activities Safely with Your Pet

By |2020-01-02T15:32:34+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Despite chilly temperatures, you and your pet can still have a blast outdoors. Cold weather is no reason to stay inside until spring pops up, as keeping your furry friend safe and warm when playing outside is possible. If you can’t keep your pup from prancing excitedly in front of the door, no matter how [...]

Holiday Safety: How to Keep Your Pet Off the Naughty List

By |2019-11-27T18:17:20+00:00November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Although we don’t quite have Santa’s ability to watch over every boy and girl, we do have a secret super power of understanding pets. As the holiday season draws near, we wanted to ensure our patients were staying out of mischief and off the naughty list. We listened in on a conversation between a local [...]

You Are What You Eat: What Constitutes a Healthy Diet for Your Pet?

By |2019-11-22T23:13:07+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

If your pet had her way, she would happily scarf down every pizza crust, potato chip, and other dropped morsel that comes within paws’ reach. (We’ll admit we feel the same way about junk food.) But, all those empty calories fulfill none of your pet’s nutritional needs and only serve to pack on the pounds. [...]

Tips to Simplify Medicating Your Pet

By |2019-09-06T17:25:23+00:00September 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Part of being a responsible pet owner is following the recommendations of your trusted veterinarian. If you’re lucky enough to share in your pet’s life from puppy- or kittenhood through to senior citizen status, at some point in that long lifespan, your veterinarian will undoubtedly recommend medications you will need to administer to your pet.  [...]

Intestinal Parasites that Affect Pets

By |2019-08-18T17:48:59+00:00August 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Roundworms, tapeworms, coccidia—any number of parasites can infect your dog or cat’s intestinal tract, and some can be transmitted to humans. Learn which parasites are lurking in the environment so you can recognize clinical signs and prevent infection in your pet. Roundworms in pets Roundworms are the largest intestinal parasites of dogs and cats, and [...]

Feline Behavior ‘Problems’

By |2019-07-04T00:47:58+00:00July 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today’s domestic cats are descendants of Near Eastern wildcats, and you might be hard-pressed to see the difference between the ancient ancestor and her modern progeny when placed side-by-side. Near Eastern wildcats still roam the Middle East, and if you consider their daily routine, you can better understand why cats do the things they do. [...]

Summer Pet Hazards and How to Avoid Them

By |2019-06-16T16:52:15+00:00June 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Everyone looks forward to summer, with its long sunny days, bathing suits, barbecues, and other fun activities. However, while fun in the sun may be the name of the game for people, the summer sun can be hazardous for pets. Because they can’t deal with heat as well as people, pets are at risk of [...]

Growing Up Best Friends: Safe Games for Pets and Kids

By |2019-05-22T02:44:14+00:00June 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Pets and children are often inseparable. Unfortunately, children sometimes don’t interact with their pets in safe ways, which can cause pets to bite or scratch. Children, especially those under 10 years old, are the most common dog-bite victims and are more likely to be severely injured. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, [...]

10 Facts You Need to Know About Heartworm Disease to Protect Your Pet

By |2019-05-22T02:02:02+00:00June 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Heartworm disease is such a complex, ever-changing condition, the American Heartworm Society holds a symposium every three years to keep veterinarians up-to-date. The best way to protect your pet is to understand the transmission, prevention, and treatment of this life-threatening condition. Here are 10 facts to help you keep your pet safe: 1: There is [...]

How to Protect Your Pet from Fleas and Ticks

By |2019-05-21T19:26:34+00:00May 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Fleas What are fleas? Fleas are tiny insects that feed on blood. There are many flea species, but Ctenocephalides felis, the cat flea, typically affects dogs and cats. Fleas are brown, and have six powerful legs that allow them to jump long distances onto a host.   How can fleas harm my pet? When fleas [...]