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Good Reads for Training

Animal behavior and training is a popular topic these days.   Animal behaviorists are finding that many of the old training and methods for behavior, focusing on dominance, are inaccurate.   The new training methods are focusing on positive reinforcement training and fear free approaches. If you are interested in learning more about these options, here are a few good books to get your started: Perfect Puppy in 7 days: [...]

Why do they want me to bring in poop?

[fusion_tex For your pet’s annual wellness exam (or anytime your pet is having diarrhea), we ask that you bring in a stool sample for us to check. It may seem like a strange request, but here are some reasons why we recommend it: Healthy pets may not show signs of having worms. Some worms are zoonotic, meaning they can infect people too. Treatment of internal parasites lessens a pet’s [...]

When is it an Emergency?

It can be a difficult decision to decide if your pet's health problem is  life threatening and needs emergency care,  If you are ever in any doubt, always contact your vet for their advice. We would much rather you called and asked for advice instead of worrying about your pet.*This blog is NOT intended to replace veterinary care.  It is simply a starting guide for your information.  It is always recommended to contact your veterinarian. 1. Trauma [...]

Holiday Travel

The holidays are upon us and with that some of the busiest travel times of the year. Whether or not you include your pets when you travel, it is a good idea to plan ahead. Here are a few travel planning tips for owners that want to take their pet(s) along for the ride: Traveling by plane is not the best option for most pets.   However, if it is [...]

Am I Ready for a pet?

Thinking about getting a new puppy or kitten? Planning ahead can make the experience a much better one for you and your family. The first step should be researching the type of pet that would work best for you. Look at your lifestyle and your home. If you are in a small apartment, a large breed dog with a lot of energy may not be the best fit. How [...]

Zoonotic Diseases

    The health benefits of having a pet are numerous, but having pets can also come with some risks. There are certain diseases and illnesses that can come from our pet cat or dog. They are known as zoonotic diseases. The good news is that the risk is relatively low and there are ways to prevent them. The CDC compiled a list of the most common zoonotic [...]

Pet Nutrition

Two questions that pet owners often have are: What is the best diet for my pet? How much should I feed my pet? The answer depends on your pet. Each pet is different. Not just cats vs. dogs different. Each dog is different from the next. So, it really is a good conversation to have with your pet’s veterinarian.   However, some basic information can be helpful to get [...]