How We Built This: The PetWellClinic Story

In 2009, during the Great Recession, Dr. Sam Meisler came up with his idea of the PetWellClinic. “The original idea came up while reading the New York Times in bed with my morning coffee way back in 2006,” said Dr. Meisler. “In fact, it was my wife who turned to me and showed me an […]

A New Way to Convert Dog Years to Human Years

For many years, the rule of thumb was for every dog year the human equivalent was 7 years. This seven to one ratio was established in the middle of the 20th century. Though not entirely clear how this seven to one rule formula was established, it may be due in part because at that time, […]

Why We Love Our Pets So Much

Why we love our pets so much is not easily explained. When our pets look into our eyes, we see nothing but love reflected back at us. Our pets are like our children. We share a mutual devoted affection with them. But why? Has this relationship evolved over thousands of years or is it a […]

A Dying Veteran’s Last Wish

A dying veteran’s last wish was for one final goodbye with his beloved dog, Patch. John Vincent, a former marine who fought in Vietnam, entered hospice earlier this month. Before doing so, he surrendered Patch to the local animal shelter. This decision was made because Mr. Vincent has no family living near him. When a […]

Cat Lovers Vindicated by New Study

Cat lovers may feel vindicated by a new study which confirms what many of you know to be true. Cats care about their pet parents just as much as dogs do and respond positively when they are with them. While dogs are often considered better able to form strong attachment bonds to humans, a new […]

Blue-Green Algae Blooms Responsible for Poisoning Dogs

Toxic blue-green algae is responsible for the deaths of a number of dogs this summer. Though many dogs enjoy nothing more than frolicking in the water during the warms months of summer, this seemingly harmless activity has proven to be very dangerous. Toxins from blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, are the culprit. While bacteria from these […]

Helping to Eradicate Rabies One Vaccine at a Time

Helping to eradicate rabies one vaccine at a time is at the heart of a partnership between PetWellClinic and Merck Animal Health. “Working toward a world free of rabies” is the goal of this program from Merck. Rabies is an entirely preventable disease and mass vaccination is the most effective method of eradication. This belief […]

Preventive Healthcare Can Be Confusing

Feeling confused about preventive healthcare for your pet? Uncertain whether your pet’s prevention medication protects against heartworm as well as fleas and ticks? You are not alone. According to a recent report, 1 in 4 dog owners believed they were giving heartworm preventive when in fact, the medication only offered protection against fleas and ticks. […]

Pets Improve Physical, Mental and Emotional Health of Their Owners

Pets make us laugh. They provide unconditional love. Pets help teach us compassion and understanding. Great company for young and old alike, pets bring untold joy and pleasure to our lives. They also offer a wealth of benefits for our overall health and well being. Pets can improve the physical, mental and emotional health of […]

Risk of Leptospirosis Increasing Due to Flooding

The risk of leptospirosis is increasing due to flooding. Higher than normal spring rains are also a factor. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can cause serious illness in dogs, other animals and people. It is caused by bacteria called leptospires which live in water and wet soil. Leptospirosis causes flu-like symptoms and can progress […]