School is out, the weather is finally nice and it is time to be outside with your pets! Below are five tips to help beat the summer heat and keep your family friend happy and healthy. ONE: DON’T LEAVE YOUR DOG IN THE CAR! Never leave your pet in the car during the summer. Summer … Read more5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR DOG COOL THIS SUMMER!
Why bloodwork is an important part of your pet’s healthcare plan. When is bloodwork needed? During sick exams or visits. Bloodwork can help determine the cause of your pet’s illness. As a pre-anesthetic screening. Bloodwork helps us determine if it is safe for your pet to undergo anesthesia. If we note any problems we can … Read moreBloodwork and your pet!
Dogs can become lame or limp for a various number of reasons. Unlike when we hurt ourselves though, they can’t tell us how they injured themselves or where it hurts. That is why taking your pet to your veterinarian when you see limping is important. Of course, there are different types of limping or issues … Read moreWhy is My Dog Limping?
The pancreas is a very important organ that is located on the right side of the abdomen next to the stomach. The pancreas produces enzymes to help break down food and hormones such as insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar. These enzymes are activated when food is ingested. When pancreatitis occurs, the digestive enzymes are … Read moreWhat Is Pancreatitis?
Leptosporosis is a life-threatening disease that your pet can acquire from the environment. The bacteria that causes the disease is called Leptospira, and it can be spread through contaminated soil and water. The bacteria is also zoonotic, meaning it can be spread from animals to people. In people, it can cause flu-like symptoms and … Read moreWhat is Leptospirosis?
As the seasons change, your dog or cat’s skin may change as well. You may notice they have increased itching, biting at their feet/legs or overall seem more uncomfortable. We see atopy–or environmental allergies–in dogs quite frequently. The clinical signs range from a simple ear infection to major hair loss, scabs all along the body, … Read moreDoes My Pet Have Allergies?
You may notice lumps or bumps on your furry friend that happen to pop up. If so, it’s always a great idea to have those bumps checked and make sure they are nothing serious. It’s a good idea to keep track of when they first appeared, the size of them and if they have changed … Read moreThe Most Common Skin Masses On Pets
There has been a lot in the news recently about grain free dog foods and how they might be contributing to heart disease in dogs. The FDA has issued a warning and is looking into grain free diets, particularly those containing legumes, peas, lentils and potatoes. These ingredients are most common in grain free foods. … Read moreGrain free diets, could they be harming your pet?
Have you ever wondered why we recommend you bring a fecal sample to your pets annual exam? Yes, this recommendation is messy and smelly, but it is a very important part of your pets annual wellness screening. Fecals allow us to test for intestinal parasites. These parasites can be a huge health concern for your … Read moreFecal Tests: Poop is Important!