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 [...]

16 01, 2018

Pug Health

By |January 16th, 2018|

Your Pug’s Health Many diseases and health conditions are genetic, meaning they are related to your pet’s breed.  That does not mean your dog will have these problems; it just means that they are more at risk than other dogs. General Health Concerns: Dental Disease Dental disease is the most common chronic problem in pets, [...]

30 12, 2017

New Year’s Eve Pet Safety Tips

By |December 30th, 2017|

New Year's Eve is a time for celebration with friends and family, but just remember your fur family may not like to party.  Here are some tips to help keep your pets happy and safe during this merriment time.  Alcohol-Animals ingesting alcohol can lead to depression, unsteady walking, and in severe cases, a serious drop in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 06, 2017

Influenza, Dog Flu Can be Lethal!

By |June 20th, 2017|

What is canine influenza? The H3N8 equine influenza virus has been recognized in horses for more than 40 years. .In 2004, the H3N8 influenza virus or “flu” appears to have “jumped” from horses to dogs. The virus had mutated into a form known as canine influenza virus (CI virus) that is highly infective for dogs. [...]