26 12, 2017

Is it Bad For My Dog to Eat Antifreeze?

By |December 26th, 2017|

Yes, it is bad! Ethylene glycol is the primary ingredient in many brands of antifreeze. It is extremely toxic to animals and people and has a slightly sweet taste.  It is odorless, colorless, and often irresistible to dogs and cats when they find it in a puddle in the garage or driveway. Propylene glycol is [...]

19 12, 2017

Myths and Facts about Spaying and Neutering

By |December 19th, 2017|

MYTH: Spaying and neutering animals doesn't matter FACT: Around 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because they do not have homes. MYTH: An animal needs to have a litter/one heat before sterilization. FACT: Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females [...]

18 12, 2017

My Dog Ate Rat/Mouse Poison

By |December 18th, 2017|

  Rodenticides have always been a common toxin in dogs and cats, especially to due to its high palatability.  Rodenticides are made to be tempting to small animals and thus have no bitter taste or odor- making them all the more tempting for our furry friends.  Due to their prevalence and potency, many pets would [...]

26 11, 2017

My Pet Has Fleas!!!!!!

By |November 26th, 2017|

Fleas are small insects that live off blood from biting your pets. Only about 10% of adult fleas live on your animals, the other 90% can be found in your environment.  Flea larvae can lie dormant for upwards of 6 months.  A single flea can lay close to 6000 eggs in a lifetime.  Fleas on your [...]

20 11, 2017

Whats Wrong With My Pets Ears?

By |November 20th, 2017|

An ear infection is inflammation or infection of the ear due to bacteria, yeast, or mites. Symptoms of an ear infection include dark debris in the ear canal, redness in or around the ear, inflammation in or around the ear, itching the ear, head shaking, pawing at the ears, pain around the ears or an unpleasant [...]

8 11, 2017

November Holiday Tips

By |November 8th, 2017|

Food is on everyone's mind this time of the year as we count down to Thanksgiving Day, and our pets are no exception. They live, sleep and play alongside us, so it's only natural that they want to get their paws on whatever we're eating as well. And who can blame them? Peer into a bag of pet food and it's easy to see (and smell) why our dinners seem more delicious.

4 11, 2017

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

By |November 4th, 2017|

  The thyroid controls your pet’s rate of metabolism.  At around 8 years of age and older, the thyroid gland becomes enlarged and produces excess thyroid hormone causing your cat’s metabolic rate to elevate significant Symptoms include weight loss, increased appetite, increased water intake, increased urination, increased vocalization, increased heart rate, vomiting and diarrhea. The [...]