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Understanding Your Dogs Sleeping Pattern

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Every dog owner wants to keep his or her pet happy and healthy. We buy the best foods and try to keep them as active as possible, but did you know sleep is just as important to a dog’s health as it is for our health? […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Pet Radiology

Have you ever wondered how we take animal x-rays and perform other types of diagnostic imaging on dogs and cats?  Well, the equipment is much the same as what is used on humans. 
When x-rays are used, the animal is placed on a special table and an x-ray machine is used to take the images.  The […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Bleeding and Other Cat Paw Disorders

A cat’s natural curiosity and adventurous personality makes them an easy target for injuries. Whether you have an indoor cat or an outdoor cat; at some point you will have to deal with injured or bleeding paws. A feline’s willingness to climb and explore almost ensures an injury to their paws. Surprisingly, there are other […]

By |January 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

It is time once again to talk about that little structure in the neck: the thyroid gland.  We have covered what happens when this gland becomes overactive, but what about when it becomes underactive?  Canine hypothyroidism is a thyroid disease in dogs characterized by an under-active thyroid gland and inadequate levels of thyroid hormones in […]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Pet Blood Tests

Little grey cat lying on an orange blanket on the couch
Have you ever heard the veterinarian say “I’ll just take a blood sample” and wondered how exactly we do this in our four-legged friends?  Well, blood sampling in dogs and cats is very similar to blood sampling in humans, with some differences.
The first difference is […]

By |December 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Health Tips For Handling Cat Litter Boxes

Several surveys indicate that cats are the most popular pet in the United States. Feline popularity is most certainly due to several factors; easy to care for, inexpensive to own, few health risk and complications associated with ownership, and last but not least, they are extremely lovable. However, despite these factors, there are some health […]

By |December 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Understanding Your Dog's Body Language

Most dog owners think a dog’s primary method of communication is barking. However, a dog communicates much like humans do, both verbally and by using body language and gestures. Everyone knows dogs do bark, but surprisingly when two dogs meet each other face to face, they use their body language to quickly send a message. […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What are the top pet poisons lurking in your home?

The Animal Poison Control Center fields over 150,000 calls every year about pets that have stuck their noses—and mouths—into things that can poison them. Make sure you are aware of top pet poisons and keep them away from your pet.
The two biggest dangers of poisoning a pet come from drugs meant for humans and chemicals […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Miniature Horses and Their Unexpected Skills

Maybe I just didn’t know enough, but miniature horses always seemed like they don’t really have a purpose, other than being cute and small. That’s something, I guess. But these tiny horses also have a great skill that few people outside the horse-loving community seem to know about.
Minis, or miniature horses, are very cute creatures […]

By |November 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Doggy Bloat

a vet technician gets a patient ready for her shots
We’ve all heard of bloat in cows, but did you know that dogs can also get bloat? Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) is a condition that occurs in large and giant breed dogs, where the stomach becomes filled with air and twists on itself. A milder […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments