General

COVID-19 Update

April 2, 2020

As we navigate a very uncertain time with the community, our staff, clients and patients, we have implemented many protocols to keep everyone as safe and healthy as we can. Please review our current environmental conditions which may further change as new information becomes available.…

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Canine Ladder of Aggression

December 13, 2019
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Food allergy dermatitis

August 4, 2019

(Food Hypersensitivity, Adverse Food Reaction, Food Intolerance) A pet can develop an allergy to a food ingredient at any time during her/his life.  Most commonly the food allergy develops when the pet is young.  Even if the pet has been eating the same food for…

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Fear-free vet visits

August 4, 2019

Does Your Pet Dread Coming to the Vet?Chances are, you do too! Does your dog start shivering as soon as the car pulls into the vet’s office?  Does your cat head under the bed as soon as the carrier comes out?  You and your pet…

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Taking the anxiety out of anesthesia

August 4, 2019

Pets require anesthesia for a variety of procedures during their life.  Many of these procedures such as spaying, neutering and dental cleanings are done to avoid potentially serious problems later in life.  Anesthesia involves administering potent medications to induce an unconscious state. When the procedure…

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Bandage home care

August 4, 2019

Once a bandage has been applied by your veterinarian, it is imperative that you monitor and care for the bandage daily to prevent complications. Proper bandage care is essential for fast healing of your pet’s wound. A bandage that is dirty, wet or too tight…

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First Aid for your pet

August 4, 2019

Be Prepared Keep your regular veterinarian’s phone number and the after-hours veterinarian’s phone number in a place you can easily find them. Include directions or maps so you know how to get there even when you are worried or in a hurry. Have a written…

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Household hazards: Safety for pets

August 4, 2019

Common household items such as plants, foods and chemicals can harm your pet if ingested.  With a little knowledge and a bit of extra effort you can pet-proof your home and prevent an accidental poisoning. Pet-Proof your Home Cover trash bins or store them in…

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Outdoor cats: Risk prevention

August 2, 2019

The question of whether a cat should be kept indoors or be allowed to roam outside is frequently asked. Some behaviorists feel quite strongly that many cat behavior problems could be eliminated if cats were let outside. The outdoors is, after all, a feline’s natural…

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Successful weight reduction for your pet

August 2, 2019

“Winter weight”. “He is just big boned.” We’ll do more walking now that the weather is warmer.” “We don’t give any treats.” “My husband insists on giving tablescraps”. Whatever the reason, your pet is still overweight and now is the time to correct the problems…

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