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A rewarding dentistry

                                                                I have been meaning to write this blog for a while but just haven’t gotten around to it.  As I sit here on this cold winter day I thought I would share with everyone about Tucker’s amazing dental experience, and hope to ease some minds about the whole dentistry experience. Tucker needed a […]

Feline Obesity

  Obesity in cats is on the rise!!! We need to keep a closer eye on our feline friends. More and more, we are seeing cats come into the veterinary clinic with excess body fat. A lot of the time, the cat’s owners believe that the extra weight is a sign of a healthy cat […]

What dog breed is right for me?

  Growing up I always loved German Shepherds.  It was an obvious choice for me when I became old enough to have my own dog.  Highly trainable, willing to please, a protector, and of course handsome looks. Although Tucker fits in to our family perfectly, I still wish I had done more research on the […]

Adopting a Pet

Spring is a time of the year, when many people think of adopting a pet.  Pets are a lifetime commitment though and the decision to adopt a pet should not be made on a whim.  Puppies are a lot of work- especially in the first year.  It is a full time job.  They must go out every […]

Crate training for your dog

  Crate training has been a hot topic of discussion over the years. Thankfully there aren’t many people that I’ve come across that balk at the thought of crate training their dog. It is a useful tool for the safety and protection of your pet and your home! Crate training is not a cruel and unusual punishment as some have […]

Ear Mites in Dogs and Cats

So your pet is shaking his head and scratching at his ears.  Could he have ear mites?  It is a good possibility.  Ear mites are tiny parasites that live mostly inside the ear canal. They are quite common, and can cause severe irritation and itchiness of the ears. Cause Ear mites primarily live in the […]

Pet Insurance

  When Tucker was 8 weeks old my husband and I decided to get pet insurance due to him being a German Shepherd and at a higher risk for hip dysplasia.  Boy, am I ever happy we decided to get insurance.  In Tucker’s first 3 years the insurance company paid more to us than we […]

KCS in dogs?

KCS or Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is also known as “Dry Eye”  is a painful condition caused by the inadequate production of tears. While tears are essential to the comfort of the eyes, they do much more than just provide lubrication. They contain anti-bacterial proteins, sugars, salts, oils, water, and oxygen; all of which provide nourishment to the eyes. […]

Urinary Problems in Cats

    Urinary problems in cats can lead to frustration among owners as the cat begins to use inappropriate places as a toilet. Sadly, this is also the reason many cats are relinquished to shelters or euthanised. Your veterinary team understands this frustration. There are steps that you can take to bring harmony back to the home you […]

Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

Avoiding Common Hazards: By Loren Harrington We all know how busy the holiday season can be. I would like to give you a few helpful tips in order to make sure your pet friends stay safe over the holiday season and not end up in an emergency hospital. Ribbon & Tinsel There is just something […]