30 03, 2018

Why is My Pet Having Discharge from her Vagina?

By |March 30th, 2018|

What is pyometra? Pyometra is as an infection in the uterus as a result of a secondary infection due to hormonal changes in the female during "heat".  It is a serious and life threatening condition that must be treated quickly and aggressively in both dogs and cats.  When a female undergoes "heat" her body suppresses [...]

16 02, 2018

Why Is My Pet Itching?

By |February 16th, 2018|

  Itching is a very common issue in all animals including dogs and cats.   Itching can cause your pet to scratch and lick one spot or their whole body frequently.  You may notice broken hairs, missing hair, saliva (red/brown) staining,  or scabbing on certain areas.   The most common cause of itching is allergies, however, things like [...]

12 02, 2018

The Bulldog’s Health Concerns

By |February 12th, 2018|

Genetic Predispositions for Bulldogs Respiratory Distress Syndrome Brachycephalic syndrome is a pathological condition affecting short-nosed dogs and cats which can lead to severe respiratory distress. There are anatomical abnormalities that contribute to the disease like the soft palate (the soft part at the back of the roof of the mouth)being too long and hangs down into the airway. The nostrils are often too small, [...]

2 02, 2018

The Bulldog!!

By |February 2nd, 2018|

The Bulldog was first bred as a powerful and athletic all-purpose working dog, used to catch hogs and cattle. The designation "bull" was applied because of the dog's use in the sport of bull baiting.  They are typically gentle and loving family companions, but may not tolerate other dogs, especially those of the same sex. [...]

23 01, 2018

Crate Training Your New Puppy

By |January 23rd, 2018|

As we welcome our new Christmas puppies we may have noticed that training can be harder than it seems.  Here is a tip to help you on your way.  One of the most useful things to teach your new pup is to become comfortable with his/her crate.   Crate training your puppy can be extremely beneficial [...]

17 01, 2018

Winter Storm Pet Safety Tips

By |January 17th, 2018|

Bad weather can be a tough time for everybody, especially your pets.  Domestic dogs & cats are not equipped for severe winter storms even with their winter coats. During a blizzard, pets should stay safely indoors & wait out the storm.  As temperatures plummet and gusts of frigid wind bring snow, rain, and sleet these [...]

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 [...]