Hey Doc, Fluffy’s Itching

Hey Doc, Fluffy’s Itching

Everyone itches. Most of the time, we do not realize that we are even scratching. However, it can sometimes become excessive and can be a sign of an underlying problem. This is no different in animals. Pruritus, commonly known as itching, can be caused by parasites,...
Those Pesky Worms

Those Pesky Worms

So, it’s time for your pet’s yearly checkup. The veterinarian will be giving the yearly shots, performing an examination, and examining your pet’s stool? Why do we look at an animal’s feces? Our household pets have the ability to harbor worms and parasites in their...
February Is Pet Dental Month

February Is Pet Dental Month

Does Fido’s kiss make you think of a fish market? Scared to have Fluffy near your nose? If so, your pet may have bad teeth. Pets need regular dental check-ups just like us. February is pet dental month, so I thought we would talk a little about oral health. Dental...
New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

Well, we have reached 2016. It is time for resolutions and commitments. We have decided to exercise more, quit smoking, or become a better person. I hope all these things come true, but what about resolutions for our pets. Can we resolve to make them healthier? Of...
Hidden Christmas Dangers

Hidden Christmas Dangers

Carols are on the radio, and everyone is getting ready for Christmas day. We have wrapped the gifts and trimmed the Christmas tree. During all of these preparations and festivities, we need to be aware that there are hidden dangers for our pets. The beloved symbol of...
Geriatric Cat

Geriatric Cat

Most of us have that older cat that lives in the house, eats our food, and takes over the easy chair. We take them for regular check-ups but now our veterinarian is talking about blood work more and more. Why are they doing this and is it necessary? Our older cats are...