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!
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?
Dental health is extremely important! Dental problems can cause other health issues or be caused by underlying diseases. This is why having a yearly check-up for your pet is important. Your pet’s mouth, gums and teeth will be checked for early signs of dental issues. Oral Health: As your pet ages, periodontal disease can develop, … Read moreDental Health for Your Pet
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
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!
Pet Safety tips for the Fourth of July! Keep them away from fireworks. Make sure they are in a safe, secure location. Check to make sure that all doors and windows are secure and that your pet cannot get out of them. Keep dogs and cats away from all picnic foods that could make them sick. … Read moreKeep your pet’s safe over the 4th of July!
Now is the time when people are traveling a lot more due to summer break and time off! If you want your family pet to be included in your travel plans, here are a few tips for a successful trip. Firstly, know where you are going and what regulations that specific destination state/country has for … Read moreTips For Traveling With Your Pet
Since last month was heartworm awareness month and as we continue to head into warmer months, let us discuss what a 4Dx test is! What things does it test for? What happens if your dog tests positive for something on the test? All good questions, lets dive in!If you have a dog, then you may … Read moreYearly 4DX: Why Is This Test Important?
This up-coming week is National Pet ID week. Let’s kick it off with a quick run through of ways you can make sure your pet can be identified and returned, if ever lost. This is important because the American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. … Read moreNational Pet ID Week!