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How To Know If Your Pet Is In Pain

A very common ailment I see on a daily basis is a limping pet. While it may be more commonly
seen in dogs, we do still see cats with a limp. So, what gives? Why are they limping!?

Painful Pets

How do know if your cat or dog is painful? Learn more about how to detect pain in your pet and what treatment options are available.

Worm Wednesday

Learn about roundworms and how to protect your pets from them.

Why Does My Pet Excessively lick or itch?

Is your pet driving you crazy with excessive licking and/or itching?? Now, to be fair, all dogs and cats will lick and/or itch themselves as a normal behavior. It’s when they are persistently performing this behavior that would raise concern. Here are the top reasons behind their behavior and what you can do about!

Nail Trim Nightmare

Perhaps you have a pet, cat and/or dog, that absolutely despises their nails being trimmed. Pets
terrified to have their nails trimmed is a very common issue we face in veterinary medicine. So, what gives? Why on earth do these animals flip out when it comes time to trim their nails?

What is Dental Disease? Part 2

So….a big question that ALL of my clients have is “Why are dentals SO DARN EXPENSIVE!!!!” In this piece, we are going to dig into the meat and potatoes of what entails a dental and where the cost is coming from.

What is Dental Disease?

Did you know that ALL cats and dogs have some degree of dental disease by the age of 3!! And did you also know that the vast majority of pet owners are unaware of what dental disease looks like?  In this 2-part series, we will dig into what dental disease is, what causes it, and how to prevent and treat this stinky problem.

Why Does My Dog or Cat’s Breath Stink?

We’ve all been there a time or two… bad breath. Did you forget to brush your teeth? Did you eat a mean garlic/onion-laden meal? Do you have dry mouth? These are common reasons for people to experience halitosis, but what about your dog or cat? I mean they do lick their butt, but is that why their breath is repulsive?! Here are the most common reasons your pet has bad breath and what you can do about it.

Why Does My Dog Scoot?!

If you have ever owned a dog, chances are that you have seen him or her scoot their bum on the floor. Preferably the ground, but honestly, it always seems to be in the most inopportune areas of your house and in front of your dinner guests. YUCK! So why on earth is your beloved pet performing this disgusting act?

New Year’s Resolution- Part 2

Prior to starting a weight reduction program with your pet, it is crucial to first visit your trusted veterinarian for a wellness examination. Their trained medical opinion will help confirm the diagnosis that indeed your critter is too plump and provide you with a targeted healthy weight range. So, how do you get your cat or dog to safely lose weight?

How To Know If Your Pet Is In Pain

A very common ailment I see on a daily basis is a limping pet. While it may be more commonly
seen in dogs, we do still see cats with a limp. So, what gives? Why are they limping!?

read more

Painful Pets

How do know if your cat or dog is painful? Learn more about how to detect pain in your pet and what treatment options are available.

read more

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