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5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR DOG COOL THIS SUMMER!

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!

What Is Pancreatitis?

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?

What is Leptospirosis?

  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?

Does My Pet Have Allergies?

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?

Grain free diets, could they be harming your pet?

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?

Fecal Tests: Poop is Important!

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!