How to Safely Travel With Your Dog During the Holidays

If you are planning a trip during the holidays and wish to safely travel with your dog, we’ve done the homework for you. Though holiday travel can be stressful, especially when traveling with children and pets, it does not have to be. Planning ahead will lessen your stress and make your trip more enjoyable and […]

Safe Pet Travel During the Holidays

Safely traveling with your pet during the holidays is possible. While holiday travel can be stressful, bringing your pet can make it especially so. However, it does not have to be. To achieve a happy, safe holiday trip with your pet, the key is to plan ahead. Don’t wait until the last minute. Doing so […]

Are Raw Pet Food Diets Healthy and Safe?

Raw pet food diets are popular and somewhat controversial. But are raw pet food diets healthy and safe? Several studies indicate there are potential risks involved in feeding pets a raw food diet. Processed raw pet food diets are frozen or freeze-dried and typically consist of muscle meat often still on the bone, bones whole […]

Feline Inappropriate Elimination

A primary reason cats are abandoned to shelters is due to feline inappropriate elimination. This is when a cat urinates and defecates outside their litter box. Feline inappropriate elimination may be related to an underlying medical condition or an aversion to the litter box. It is important to determine the cause of a cat’s litter […]

Common Myths About Pet Behavior Part III

Training pets can be hard. Separating fact from fiction about the best way to train your pet is harder. Many myths and misconceptions about the best training methods are out there. Let’s take a moment to discuss three of the most common. Misconception:  Puppies should have all their shots before they are around other dogs […]

Common Myths About Dog and Cat Behavior: Part II

Body language can be difficult to read especially in pets. The ability to read a pet’s body language is one of the most important skills a veterinarian possesses. Pet owners also benefit greatly from being able to correctly interpret their pet’s body language. However, it is common to misinterpret what our pets are trying to […]

Common Myths About Dog and Cat Behavior: Part 1

Common myths exist about dog and cat behavior. Pet behavior often delights and amuses pet owners. Some pet behavior is perplexing. A number of wives tales exist about how pets should behave. Misinterpreting pet behavior is fairly common. How do we determine what is true and false? A veterinarian is taught to critically evaluate information. […]

What is Leptospirosis?

Many clients ask what is leptospirosis? It is a bacterial disease that is zoonotic. This means it can be transmitted from animals to people. The Leptospira bacteria is found world wide in soil and water. Though it can occur anywhere, those areas with a warmer climate and higher annual rainfall are more susceptible. Leptospirosis has […]

Grain Free Dog Food May be Linked to Heart Disease

Many pet owners believe a grain free diet is a healthy option for pets. However, recent findings of increased cases of dilated cardiomyopathy, or D.C.M., could cause many to reconsider. D.C.M. is a condition which causes the heart to weaken and become enlarged. Some large breed dogs such as Doberman pinschers, Irish wolfhounds, boxers and […]

Why You Should Take Your Time Before Getting a New Pet

It is easy to visit a pet shop or shelter with no intention of bringing home a new pet only to find yourself tempted by their cuteness. Who hasn’t had to resist this urge? Getting a new pet on an impulse is never a good idea. For the sake of the animal, it is better […]