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

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...]

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

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...]

Vaccinating your Dog: Recommendations

Dogs, like cats, acquire their initial immune system via breast milk in the first hours of life. This special milk, called “colostrum”, contains molecules (“maternal antibodies”) developed by the mother as a result of her vaccinations and disease exposures. Maternal … [Read more...]

Vaccinating your Dog: Core versus Non-Core Vaccines

International veterinary panel recommendations distinguish between core and non-core vaccines. The former are recommended for all pets, the latter are recommended only under certain circumstances. Vaccinations are considered core when the disease is life-threatening, if no … [Read more...]

Vaccinating your Dog or Cat: How Vaccines Work

Vaccines stimulate your pet’s immune system in an effort to reduce the risk and/or severity of an infectious disease. This is accomplished by giving a modified, nondisease-causing version of the organism. Vaccines usually guard against viruses such as rabies, parvo and … [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...]

General Vaccination Recommendations for Cats

Broadly, a vaccine is a modified version of a disease-causing organism intended to stimulate the body’s natural immune system to reduce the risk and/or severity of disease in the future. Most often, vaccines guard against viruses, which cannot be cured by any medications … [Read more...]

Routine Vaccinations in Dogs and Cats: The Risks

Reactions to routine vaccinations for dogs and cats can prevent themselves in varying severity. Mild-Moderate Adverse Vaccine Reactions in Dogs and Cats Vaccination involves the intentional stimulation of your pet’s immune system, and unintended consequences infrequently … [Read more...]