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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 [...]

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 [...]