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Anal Glands 101

Dog owners commonly complain about their pet’s fishy, noxious-smelling anal glands. You may witness some of the classic signs of anal gland discomfort in your pet, including scooting her hind end along your freshly cleaned carpet or incessant licking of the anal area. Or, you may simply recognize the offensive smell. Either way, anal gland [...]

By |2019-07-30T00:56:53+00:00July 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lyme Disease: Not Just for Humans Anymore

Lyme disease has been recognized since 1975, when an outbreak was documented in Lyme, Connecticut. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30,000 cases per year are documented, making the disease the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. This potentially devastating illness, known as a zoonotic disease because it [...]

By |2019-04-25T20:55:33+00:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Curiosity Killed the Cat: What You Need to Know About Common Pet Toxins

The curious nature of pets is one of their most endearing features, but it can frequently land them in a heap of trouble. Without hands, animals explore the world with their noses and mouths. Occasionally, our pets run across the wrong item, and investigation can lead to serious consequences. According to calls received by the [...]

By |2019-03-08T22:43:32+00:00March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dangers of Doggy (and Kitty) Breath

It’s the most wonderful time of year! No, not Christmas, but Pet Dental Health Month! All February long, we are celebrating fresh breath, pearly white teeth, and excellent oral health in our furry friends. There’s nothing our veterinary team loves more than removing large chunks of tartar to uncover the beautiful teeth hiding beneath. We [...]

By |2019-02-08T03:04:11+00:00February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cold Weather Safety Considerations for Pet Owners

Cold weather can bring potential risks and hazards for pets. Protect your four-legged friend from the dangers of winter by keeping the following considerations in mind.   Age and medical conditions Difficulty getting up and down, problems walking on icy surfaces, and limited mobility in senior and arthritic pets can be exacerbated when temperatures drop. [...]

By |2019-01-24T01:16:31+00:00January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should You Have Health Insurance for Your Pet?

Imagine your pet becomes suddenly ill or injured and needs emergency veterinary care. Aside from her recovery, what would your greatest concern be? Chances are, it would be the cost of medical care. Diagnostic tests, hospitalization, medications, and surgical procedures can become quite costly, and most pet owners do not factor emergency pet costs into [...]

By |2019-01-03T18:55:52+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments