It is after hours at your veterinary hospital, your cat had surgery and you suspect she might be in pain. Do you spend the money to go to an emergency clinic?
Choosing the right veterinarian and veterinary hospital is a crucial first step for your new puppy. Veterinarians have a unique relationship with their patients. They are the only health professionals that see their patients from puppyhood to old age. A good fit between you, your puppy and your veterinarian means that there is someone who […]
Early spay and neuter in dogs can have repercussions on their future health. Research shows that early spay and neuter, at least in the breeds it has been researched in, causes health problems. It can cause an increase in certain types of cancer. Early spay and neuter also causes changes in the normal conformation in […]
I was mowing my lawn yesterday, and at times it seemed like I was mowing my mushrooms! The wet weather and cool nights have been conducive to mushroom growth. I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog on the hidden autumn dangers for pets. Many mushrooms are toxic and we all […]
Cats are not small dogs. This might seem like an obvious statement, but many people, including some veterinarians, treat them as such. Their diseases, diet, handling and so forth are unique to cats and that needs to be considered by your veterinarian. The easiest way to find a practice that understands these issues is to […]
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 one food instead of two. Sometimes the puppy wants […]
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 at night, and people themselves in costume, it can seem overwhelming […]
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 green lawn, I want to take a bite out of it as well.” All […]