Pet Tips

  • Puppies and Kittens

    Canine parvovirus is highly contagious and attacks the gastrointestinal tract of infected dogs. Puppies under one year of age are at higher risk. Effective vaccines are available and recommended for…

  • Adoption

    If you’re thinking about adopting a cat, consider taking home two. Cats require exercise, mental stimulation and social interaction. Two cats can provide this for each other. A mixed breed…

  • Dental Health

    Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one diagnosed problem in dogs and cats. Scientific studies indicate a strong link between good oral health and vital organs such as the heart…

  • Diagnosing Disease

    High triglycerides and cholesterol can be a problem for pets as with humans. Elevated levels can predispose pets to diabetes, pancreatitis and neurologic disease. Lab work will reveal the course…

  • Urinary

    Place your kitty’s litterbox in an area where there’s not a lot of activity. Cats won’t go to the bathroom in a place that is loud or congested, so keep…

  • Gastrointestinal

    Canine parvovirus is highly contagious and attacks the gastrointestinal tract of infected dogs. Puppies under one year of age are at higher risk. Effective vaccines are available and recommended for…

  • Kidney Disease

    Kidney disease is a leading cause of death in dogs and cats. Signs of this disease don’t appear until 75% of the kidney tissue is lost, which is why regular…

  • Disaster Preparedness

    Are you and your pets prepared in the event of a major disaster? Preparing for the unexpected makes sense. Go to www.ready.gov to learn how you and your pet can…

  • Traveling with Your Pet

    One of the most common injuries in pets is due to accidents inside cars. No matter what size your pet is, it will be safer for everyone if it’s in…

  • Fleas and Ticks

    Spring brings wet weather and a surge in the flea population. Keep your pet protected with monthly oral or topical flea prevention. It only takes a few fleas to start…