26 01, 2019

Genetic Predispositions for Siberian Huskies

By |January 26th, 2019|

These blogs are not to cause concern for Husky owners, rather to make them aware of potenital issues that are found more commonly in Siberian Huskies than some other breeds.  However, genetic predisposition does not mean certainty of any of the conditions listed below. Eye Problems Cataracts: Symptoms include a grey, cloudiness in the lens portion [...]

15 01, 2019

My Dog Has a Lump, Is It a Cyst?

By |January 15th, 2019|

What is a cyst? Cysts are hollow spaces within tissues that contain either a liquid or a solidified material. Occasionally cysts will develop within a cancerous lump.  They are a benign form of cancer. What type of cysts are there? True cysts have a membrane that line its inner surface and produces secretions. Often, they are a [...]

12 01, 2019

Siberian Husky

By |January 12th, 2019|

The Majestic Siberian Husky Personality traits: Outgoing, playful personality Sweet, gentle, and sensitive Always on the go, with a keen eye for adventure Good with children Friendly and eager to please Even-tempered, affectionate, and happy-go-lucky You may have also noticed these characteristics: Has a tendency to escape, wander, and roam Is a bit “mouthy”—likes to [...]

7 12, 2018

Adopt or Not to Adopt? A Decision of a Lifetime, Your Pet’s Lifetime!

By |December 7th, 2018|

Bringing a new dog into your home can be a big decision.  During the holiday it might seem like the perfect time to bring a new addition into your family.  These pets will be in your home after the holidays are over.  Pets do not always make good gifts.  However, before you do please ask [...]

12 10, 2018

Australian Shepherd

By |October 12th, 2018|

History: The Australian Shepherd developed in California during the 1900’s.  However, Australian Shepherds became more popular in the mid-twentieth century as the favorites of ranchers and cowboys for their unique herding talents.   They did not enter the AKC Stud Book until 1991. The Australian Shepherd we know today was developed mainly in the U.S and [...]

26 09, 2018

Is My Dog or Cat Overweight? Whats The Big Deal?

By |September 26th, 2018|

Nearly 100 million pets in the U.S. are overweight or obese, making weight the leading health threat to our companion animals today.  According the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention 56% of dogs and 60% of cats were classified as clinically overweight (body condition score (BCS) 6-7) or obese (BCS 8-9) by their veterinary healthcare professional. That [...]

15 09, 2018

Ringworm…It’s not a worm

By |September 15th, 2018|

What Is Ringworm? Ringworm is a fungus and can be misleading as it is not a worm, nor is it always round. It is named for the round, raised, red ring usually seen in human infections. Healthy adult humans are resistant to infection unless there is a break in the skin such as a scratch. Elderly [...]