Heartworm Disease: Testing and Preventatives

  What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is a dangerous and potentially deadly condition that affects approximately 1 million dogs annually, according to the American Heartworm Society (report 2014). It has now been reported in all 50 states likely due … Continue reading

Indoor Activities to Combat the Winter Chill

Winter has come. With winter brings lack of daylight, wind, snow, and below freezing temperatures, all of which make us and our canine companions less likely to spend time outside being active. With being cooped up inside, our dogs get … Continue reading

Pet Precautions for the Holidays

Pet-Proofing Your Holiday Home We all want our furry four legged friends to have safe and happy holidays with us.  Sometimes that means we must take extra precautions to keep our pets safe during these seasons.  Animals are often injured … Continue reading

Obesity in Dogs & Cats

“He Is Just Big Boned” Obesity in dogs and cats is a serious medical concern here in the United States. The single best thing you can do for your pet’s all-around health and well-being is to maintain their ideal body … Continue reading

Managing Pain In Our Pets

Pain Management for Injuries and Chronic Processes   Signs of Pain Pain management in our pets can be obtained many different ways, but we first have to be able to recognize that they are in pain. Because pets don’t have … Continue reading

What is Pica Syndrome in Cats?

Pica Syndrome Pica is the behavioral urge to eat nonedible materials. In cats, these items most often include fabrics, elastics such as hair binders, cardboard, paper, and plastic. Young cats are more likely to suffer from pica syndrome. The cause … Continue reading

Noise Anxiety

Thunder, Lightning, and Fireworks OH MY!   It’s that spectacular time of year when the family gathers down by the lake to watch the fireworks only to look at the ground and think, “Where’s the dog?” During the festive celebration … Continue reading