Archives for November 2012

Holiday Safety for Dogs and Cats

The holiday season is upon us, and keeping our pets safe should be in the front of our minds when we are planning celebrations with friends and family. Here are a few tips for holiday safety for dogs and cats (and out of the veterinary emergency clinic) this holiday … [Read more...]

Hot Spots in Dogs

Hot spots, also known as acute moist dermatitis or moist pyoderma, are a common skin problem seen in dogs. Hot spots in dogs appear when a dog chews, licks or scratches at an area of skin. The hair is quickly removed and a red, moist, often painful area of skin appears. Hot … [Read more...]

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...]

Pet Loss: Rainbow Bridge Poem for Pets

When beloved pets pass away, it can be difficult for those left behind to come to terms with the loss. One way to find comfort in a special pet's passing is to memorialize their life. Another way is to think about a time in the future when you and your pet might be reunited. … [Read more...]

Surgical treatment of mast cell tumors in dogs

Surgical Treatment of Grade I and II Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs Surgery is the treatment of choice for mast cell tumors in dogs.  Most dogs with single grade I mast cell tumors (>90%) and grade II mast cell tumors (approximately 75%) have long survival times after complete … [Read more...]

Signs of Diabetes in Cats

Cats can develop diabetes similar to people. The signs of diabetes in cats can be similar to those in people.  Diabetes is a condition of insufficient amount of insulin being produced by the body.  This causes the blood sugar level to become too high which is unhealthy.  … [Read more...]