Anesthesia-Free Pet Dentistry

The veterinary industry has become increasingly concerned about the current trend of providing dental cleanings for dogs and cats without anesthesia. The American Animal Hospital Association has included a requirement for well-monitored inhalant anesthesia for all dental … [Read more...]

Parvo Infection in Dogs

Golden Retriever puppy

Canine parvo virus has been around since the 1970s.  It is highly contagious and is passed directly from dog to dog, or indirectly through ingestion of parvo infected dog feces.  Puppies are especially prone to becoming infected with the parvo virus.  When they are first … [Read more...]

The Impact of Stress on Indoor Pets

cat looking out a window

It has been well established that there is an important link between mental health and overall health and well-being of people.  Avoiding stress plays a critical role in the general welfare of people.  It should not be surprising that the same can be said for dogs and cats.  … [Read more...]

Ask the Vet: What does my vet need to know about cancer in my pet?

In the video below, Dr. Stephen Atwater, a veterinary oncologist, explains the characteristics of cancers in dogs and cats that are important to know in order to determine an appropriate treatment plan.   … [Read more...]

Ask the Vet: My dog has a benign tumor, what now?

Dr. Stephen Atwater, a veterinary oncologist explains the differences between a benign and malignant tumor in the dog or cat, and what the treatment options are for each.   … [Read more...]

Ask the Vet: What types of Cancer can Dogs and Cats get?

Dr. Stephen Atwater, a veterinary oncologist answers your question about what types of cancer dogs and cats can develop.   … [Read more...]

My Dog was Skunked! What to do…

skunks

Skunks produce an oily liquid that is yellow in color and produced by glands in the anal region.  The glands produce the liquid, which is stored in 2 sacs that each have a duct that exits at the 4 and 8 o’clock position around the anal opening.  Dogs and cats have similar … [Read more...]

Pet Health – How to Care for your Pet’s Health

Nothing Pety About Pet Health

Nothing Petty About Pet Health   When the furry member of your family gets sick, the others worry. After all, who will be welcoming you with a wagging tail or a playful mewl when you arrive home if Buster cannot walk due to joint pain, or Kitty is grouchy because no … [Read more...]

Pet Health Insurance – Ensuring Animal Health Care of Your Dog, Cat and Other Pets

Why is Pet Health Care Insurance Becoming More Important?

Why is Pet Health Care Insurance Becoming More Important?   You might be wondering why pet health care insurance plans are becoming more important to us today but if you are a pet lover and owner, you already know why. Try to consider the following scenario. Your dog … [Read more...]

Veterinary Care for Pets: The Importance of a Solid Veterinary Team

Finding a veterinary hospital with a friendly, compassionate, and efficient veterinary support team is just as important as ensuring that the hospital offers adequate services and an experienced veterinarian. In most cases, it is the veterinary staff that pet owners talk … [Read more...]