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Start with Calories – For canine weight loss, the formulas seem simple enough: fewer calories in plus more calories out equals weight loss. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that formula makes it appear. For starters, you should never put your dog on a diet without the assistance of your veterinary healthcare team. This is [...]
Start with Calories – For feline weight loss, the formulas seem simple enough: fewer calories in plus more calories out equals weight loss. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that formula makes it appear. For starters, cats that are overweight or obese must eat. Their physiology is different than humans or dogs and if they [...]
Summer Heat PLEASE DO NOT leave your dog in your car during hot summer months. If you see one in a care, please call the local police department. Many dogs die every summer from this. Have you ever noticed how hot it can get inside a car on a summer day? Far hotter than it [...]
When is tick season? Late spring/early summer and fall. What are the most common tick-borne diseases? Lyme – The most common tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere. Named after a town called Lyme, CT where a lot of cases were discovered in 1975. Ehrlichia – There are two kinds of ehrlichiosis, both of which are [...]
Why is it so important for your pet? Dogs and cats can hide disease that may not be diagnosed on physical examination alone. Lab work can give results to give you peace of mind before your pet undergoes an anesthetic procedure. Typically consists of a CBC (checks for anemia, infection, inflammation, clotting issues), chemistry profile [...]
Is your dog losing traction on tile or hardwood floors? PawZ foot booties could be the solution!! They come in a variety of colors and sizes. Panda came in today for his annual physical exam. The owner mentioned that Panda slips a lot, so we dispensed four orange PawZ. PawZ are rubber dog boots. We [...]
Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis Kennel cough is inflammation of the upper respiratory system; specifically, inflammation of the trachea and bronchi. It is easily spread through contaminated surfaces like toys, sidewalks and other dog exposure. Symptoms include a harsh dry hacking cough, gagging, vomiting, nasal discharge and/or retching. To treat, a veterinarian must do a physical examination, [...]
FOODS TO AVOID FEEDING YOUR PET: Alcoholic beverages Avocado Chocolate (all forms) Fatty foods Macadamia nuts Moldy or spoiled foods Onion, onion powder Raisins and grapes Salt Yeast dough Garlic Products sweetened with xylitol WARM WEATHER HAZARDS: Animal toxins — toads, insects, spiders, snakes and scorpions Blue-green algae in ponds Citronella candles Cocoa mulch [...]
Chocolate can be fatal to your pet so be sure to guard your precious Halloween candy! Chocolate is made from beans of the cacao tree. Theobromine is the most toxic compound in chocolate. Caffeine is also present in chocolate and a toxic component but in much smaller amounts. Both theobromine and caffeine are members of [...]