The Impact of Stress on Indoor Pets

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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…

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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...]

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...]

How Do I Choose the Perfect Veterinary Hospital for my Pet?

This veterinarian is so connected with her patient, that they even dress the same!

Whether you have moved to a new area with your dog or cat, you have recently adopted a dog or cat from your local shelter, or you purchased a new puppy from a breeder or pet store, finding a veterinary hospital is an important part of preparing your new life for you … [Read more...]

Ask the Vet: Cat Vaccines and Cancer?

Veterinary oncologist, Dr. Stephen Atwater, discusses the controversial and complex subject of feline vaccinations and cancer.   … [Read more...]

Ask the Vet: We Found Abandoned Kittens!

In this short video, Dr. Jill Christofferson explains what you can do if you find abandoned kittens.   … [Read more...]

Keeping your Cat Healthy: Getting your Cat Comfortable with a Carrier

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One challenge to providing adequate veterinary care for pet cats is the struggle to get cats to the veterinary office. Many times, a trip to the vet includes locating the pet cat under a bed, dragging them out, and stuffing them into a carrier for transport to the vet. Below … [Read more...]