Summer Stress Colitis and Stressful Events
Summer activities are beginning to ramp up, we urge you to ensure your pet is prepared to handle the stresses that the festivities will induce on their little systems. Whether it be travel or a house full of guests,
How Many Treats Are Too Many Treats?
Treats and additional food items should not exceed 10% of the daily caloric intake for your dog. he majority (90% or greater) of the calories should come from a “complete and balanced food” (i.e. a
Flea/Tick and Heartworm Preventatives: Topical vs. Oral
Since a single female flea can produce up to 2,000 eggs in her three-week lifespan, a dog can become quickly infested. Tick bites are even more dangerous. A single tick bite can transmit Lyme disease,
Kidney Disease: Signs Diagnosis Treatment Prevention
Chronic kidney disease is common in older pets and affects approximately 3 in 10 geriatric cats, along with approximately 1 in 10 senior dogs. Normally, healthy and happy kidneys do a miraculous job of: Eliminating protein wastes. Balancing body water, salts, and acids. Producing high-quality urine.
Training Through Consistency, Clear Communication, and Fair Leadership The Training Method The beautiful thing about dogs is that every dog is different; their personality, temperaments, behaviors, learning styles, etc. An effective training program is tailored to
Dog Parks and the Risks
Going to a dog park is like letting your human kids play in a bouncy house or ball pit with strangers. They’re not necessarily clean and pose a variety of health and safety hazards.
Dog and Cat Dental Care
Dental Health Affects Crucial Organs, imagine not brushing your teeth for at least five years? That’s what the situation is for most pets.
Pet Pancreatitis: A Common Diagnosis
Pancreatitis is a common diagnosis among our patients and is a painful, damaging disease. The pancreas assists in the digestive process by producing various enzymes that begin breaking food down. The most common cause in pets is the ingestion of food that contains higher than normal levels of fat or acids.
When It’s Too Hot Outside For Your Dog
Summer Temperatures On The Rise. As temperatures increase, we urge pet parents to be aware of the effects on their pet(s). This summer please ensure your pets are not left out in the heat and
Dog Allergies: Airborne and Food
Our pets suffer from the same airborne allergies as we do. Environmental allergies are the second-most common cause of allergic reactions in pets, after flea allergy dermatitis. Common Triggers: Grasses, pollens, trees, and ragweed. Early signs are usually seasonal but may be seen all year.
Dangers of Buying Vaccines and Preventatives Online or at Local Feed Stores
In a society of searching for the best bargain, the internet has made it possible for pet owners to find non-regulated sources of important vaccines and preventatives for cheaper prices. The problem with that is there is no way to
Effects of Stress on your Pet
Stress Colitis is a common issue among pets and a frequent reason for treatment with our patients. Just as it is in humans, colitis is an inflammation of the large intestine that results in bacterial overgrowth (an imbalance of good and bad bacteria).
Ear Infections Explained
A dog's ear canal has a vertical and a horizontal component. This predisposes dogs to ear infections because debris must work its way upward rather than straight out. Allergies are the most common cause as