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...]

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

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...]

Keeping your Cat Healthy: Getting to the Veterinarian

Cats require veterinary care just as frequently as dogs do. However, the incidence of veterinary care visits for cats is dramatically less than the incidence for dogs. One reason may be the challenge of getting your pet cat to the veterinary hospital. Below is a video … [Read more...]

Vaccinating your Dog Against Lyme Disease

If a dog lives in a non-endemic area for Lyme disease it is most likely not beneficial to vaccinate them for Lyme disease.  Currently known endemic areas are the northeastern states, the upper Midwest, and coastal regions of northern California, Oregon, and … [Read more...]

Ask a Vet: Dog Bad Breath

My dog's breath is really gross. What can be done? Bad breath is a common complaint among dog owners. It can be hard to enjoy being close to your dog when his breath drives you away. While identifying dog bad breath is easy, finding the underlying cause may be more … [Read more...]

Dog and Cat Dentistry- Anesthesia Free?

Anesthesia-free dentistry is available in many locations, from pet stores to grooming facilities to mobile vans. This hand scaling involves using a small sharp instrument to remove tartar and plaque from the surface of the pets’ teeth while it sits in the lap of the person … [Read more...]

Managing an Overweight Cat’s Health

It is estimated that about 25% of the cats in the United States are overweight and an additional 25% are obese. Overweight and obese cats are at higher risk for developing diabetes, fatty livers (called hepatic lipidosis), lameness, and skin problems. Both diabetes and … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Dog Healthy: The Importance of Regular Dental Care

While some owners know that bad breath coming from their dog’s mouth can indicate a tooth problem, most owners are unaware that maintaining proper oral health in their dogs can prevent not only bad breath, but tooth loss and pain as well. Click here to learn more about the … [Read more...]

Keeping your Cat Healthy: The Importance of Regular Dental Care

It can be difficult to assess pain in cats accurately as they are stoic animals and hide pain well until it becomes severe. This can make it difficult for cat owners to detect whether their cat has painful teeth. For this reason, it’s important to have your cat’s mouth … [Read more...]