Jan
19
2016
One of the most common questions veterinarians hear each week is, “When should I spay or neuter my dog or cat?” With so much conflicting advice from friends, breeders, and the Internet, it can be difficult to find an answer, which is why the best option is to talk to your pet’s veterinarian. ...more
Jan
7
2016
A good home dental care regimen can help your pet stay healthy and even save you money by prolonging the need for dental cleanings or tooth extractions. ...more
Dec
10
2015
Just as the falling and sprouting of leaves is seasonal, so it is with an animal’s shedding process. As the days get shorter, more leaves are on the ground… and more of your pet’s fur is on the floor. On the other hand, increasing day length in the spring stimulates hair growth. ...more
Nov
13
2015
The temptation to sample one more holiday cookie or drink one more glass of eggnog can be a struggle for most of us. Depending on which study is referenced, the average person will gain 1 to 8 pounds during the holiday season. The unfortunate consequence to people gaining weight can be weight gain for our pets as well....more
Nov
8
2015
There are so many awesome things about having a dog: the happy wags, the sweet snuggles, the exuberant greeting when we come home, the laughter and joy they bring to our lives. We love our dogs so much that we even pick up their poop since that’s part of the deal. But did you know that before you bag your dog’s poop, you should take a good look at it? ...more
Oct
6
2015
Veterinarians say it all the time: Age is not a disease. Just like 80 can be the new 60 for humans, for dogs, 12 is the new 8, and many cats now routinely live well into their teens. What matters most is quality of life. How many sprightly 80 year olds do you know who act like they’re 60, or even younger?
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Sep
9
2015

Obesity in pets

Steve Dale
According to research from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 58 percent of cats and 53 percent of dogs in the U.S. were overweight in 2014. Obesity in pets is a growing problem, and the repercussions are serious. ...more
Aug
19
2015
Today’s technology allows veterinarians to work what sometimes seems like magic. The reality, however, is that even the most brilliant veterinarian at a hospital accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), who is using the most up-to-date, cutting-edge medicine can’t detect problems in pets he or she is not seeing....more

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