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Ideas to keep your indoor cat amused. Bored cats are unhappy cats.

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Keeping cats indoors helps them live longer, but they can get bored. Here are some ways to keep them entertained: Hunting: Play and Predation The purpose is to provide an outlet for the cat to give the cat an outlet for ...

The health consequences of being overweight, for pets and people

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Beyond the Belly: The Health Consequences of Pet Obesity BY ERNIE WARD, DVM During the past 20 years, I’ve heard all the clever wordplay: “Pet obesity is a huge problem!” “The number of overweight pets is growing!” “Obesity rates continue to ...

Why a thorough work-up is a good idea for chronic or recurrent skin cases

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We often see pets with chronic itch for second opinions at this clinic. Perhaps the word is out that we are good at these challenging cases? There is a long list of conditions that can cause ...

Ticks are really bad in 2017!

Friday, June 30th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Ticks are a very big concern this year! We've written about them before, but things are much worse since we first started seeing them a few years ago. Tick article We found a really well written article about ticks here: Ticks in 2017 Highlights have ...

Help! My puppy is showing aggression with his food!

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We had a client call us yesterday, crying because she didn't know what to do. Her puppy had been showing some aggression for quite some time, but it had recently intensified. It's scary when your dog is ...

Is your dog terrified of thunderstorms? Here are some tips for you.

Friday, May 5th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Thunderstorm phobias are common in dogs. I've had two dogs with this terror, so I can empathize with owners who have a dog with it. Here's a great article I recently read in one of my journals: ...

How many calories in those treats?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Is your pet chubby? Sometimes it's the treats we feed that causes this problem. For example, a 50 pound less active dog only needs to eat 900 calories per day. If that dog gets 3 large milkbones per day as treats, ...

Do senior pets need vaccinations?

Friday, March 10th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I got asked this question today: "Does my senior dog still need vaccinations?" My answer: "Yes! Sometimes even more so than the younger dog, since older pets' immune systems are often not as robust and they ...

How to brush your dog’s teeth. Milkbones alone do not cut it!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

  One of the most important things we can do for our pets' oral health is to brush their teeth every day. Since plaque turns into calculus in 24 hours, brushing less often will not do ...

How to humanely teach a dog not to bark

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dogs bark for many reasons. They bark to let us know they want something or to communicate with other dogs. Sometimes they bark because they are bored or upset. Often we accidentally reward them for barking. For example, my dog Ernie ...