Halloween Pets Safety

Halloween Pets Safety October 22, 2015 by Dr. Mike Petty, DVM Some animals seem to enjoy the attention of getting dressed up and parading around.  I have entered my own costumed dogs into dog parades, and we all seemed to have fun. But during Halloween, with the excitement of kids running and yelling, being out…

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Animal Pain Center

Animal Pain Center Anyone who has watched their pet struggle with pain due to injury, surgery, and diseases like osteoarthritis and back disk pain, knows the anguish of watching them suffer. At the Animal Pain Center, it is our passion to provide as much relief as possible, no matter the cause of your pet’s pain;…

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Ethical Position Statements

Euthanasia. Convenience or healthy pet euthanasia is not performed under any circumstances. Alternatives will be discussed without judgment, such as adoption or foster care in the case of financial hardship, inability to care for pet or other sound reasons. We will always strive to meet the needs of our clients and their pet. Cosmetic Surgery.…

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Euthanasia Policy and Procedure

It is our policy not to perform euthanasia for dogs or cats in cases of convenience. Moving to a new home, unwillingness to take the time to care for an elderly pet and its special needs, or divorce or death of an owner, for example, are some of the reasons we will reject the option…

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Is it OK to feed my puppy an adult food?

November 13, 2015 by Dr. Mike Petty, DVM   Is it OK to feed my puppy adult food? There might be several reasons why someone might consider feeding their puppy adult food.  Often times, it is a matter of convenience, there is already an adult dog in the house and it is easier to buy…

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass July 24, 2015 by Dr. Mike Petty, DVM   Why do dogs eat grass? There probably isn’t one answer as there are probably many different reasons why dogs eat grass. A friend of mine asked me this question many years ago, and I replied, “Sometimes when I see a lush…

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Position Statement on Cosmetic Modifications

Declawing Cats, Ear Crops, Tail Docks, and Dewclaw Removal We do not perform any of the above procedures. It is our position that none of these procedures benefit the patient and are often deleterious to their overall long-term health. Dewclaws, the “thumb” of an animal, is an integral part of the entire carpal (wrist) joint.…

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