Holiday Considerations For Your Pet

Holiday Considerations For Your Pet

Help your pets through their holiday stress As our year’s end is approaching, it is a time to reflect on the many fortunes we have – the family, friends, and even our pets that bring so much love into our homes. This is a time for much joy as we prepare for...
November is Pet Diabetes Month

November is Pet Diabetes Month

Is your cat or dog at risk for diabetes? Is your cat or dog at risk? Many pet owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too. Common signs of diabetes in a dog or cat include excessive thirst, frequent urination, increased appetite, weight loss, and lethargy....
September 28th is Rabies Awareness Day!

September 28th is Rabies Awareness Day!

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. The virus is secreted in saliva and is typically transmitted to animals and humans by a bite from an infected animal. In some cases, though less commonly, rabies can be transmitted if saliva...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Preventative care through regular visits to your veterinarian can make a difference in helping to protect your pet from many diseases. Vaccines play a critical role in helping dogs and cats avoid many serious or potentially deadly infections. Vaccines work by helping...
Preventative Care and Your Pet

Preventative Care and Your Pet

Regardless of your pet’s age, you play a key role in helping him combat illness and remain as healthy as possible. Our pets are not able to say how they are feeling – it is usually how they look or act that tells you something is wrong. It is scary to consider that...
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme disease is a painful, multi-system disorder caused by the spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. In North America, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease is carried and spread by the Black-legged or Deer tick and the Western Black-legged tick. Both of these...
April is National Heartworm Awareness Month

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. The mosquito plays an essential role in the heartworm life cycle. Adult female heartworms living in an infected dog, fox, coyote, or wolf...
Poison Prevention Week: March 18-24

Poison Prevention Week: March 18-24

As spring approaches, flowers are blooming and spring cleaning begins! This can be a dangerous time for our curious pets. Many plants and flowers (such as the bulbs of tulips and daffodils and all parts of lilies) are toxic to pets while others may be irritants. Many...
February is Pet Dental Health Month!

February is Pet Dental Health Month!

Periodontal disease in pets is the most common health problem veterinarians see. 70% of pets suffer from dental disease and gingivitis by the age of 3. An untreated oral disease can be dangerous to a pet’s health and much more expensive to correct later than to...