Pet Insurance Can Give You Peace of Mind

If you are a pet owner, you will unfortunately face the time when your pet will need an expensive procedure or your pet may be diagnosed with a disease that will require regular medication, or perhaps require surgery. If you are not financially prepared for these events, it can leave some families either with a very large bill….or a very …

Common Emergency Conditions in Dogs

For most pet owners, there will come a time when an emergency arises for your pet. There are many different things that can happen and we would like to give you a little information so you can be prepared if and when the situation happens to your dog. The first thing you should always do is contact your veterinarian or …

To Chip or Not to Chip: Why You Should Microchip Your Pet

If you have a dog or cat, you probably already have been asked if you would like to “chip your pet”. More and more pet owners see the benefits of microchipping their pet but if you are still on the fence, we hope this blog post will help make you a believer. What is it exactly? A microchip is a …

5 Things You May Not Know About Cats

Is your cat sometimes a mystery to you? We have a few tips that may help you understand him or her a little better. Want Your Kitty To Drink More? Many health issues stem from a cat’s natural tendency to be dehydrated. Illnesses such as urinary tract infections and kidney stones. A great way to get your cat to drink …

Pet Jealousy and The New Baby

Cats and dogs are very in-tune with their owners which is why it is not a surprise that they can often figure out before a baby arrives that something new is going on in their home. To make the transition as easy as possible for both your fur baby and your new human baby, we are offering a few quick …

Guide to Fleas for Cats & Dogs

Fleas are the most common parasite to plague cats and dogs. Read this guide to determine if your pet has fleas, and what to do about it. Symptoms of Fleas on Dogs Fleas are most commonly noticed on a dog’s stomach, the base of the tail and the head. Common symptoms of fleas on dogs include: Droppings or “flea dirt” …

Underlying Causes That Keep Your Puppy From Gaining Weight

If you’re concerned about your puppy’s lack of weight gain, don’t panic yet.Puppies grow at different rates, but if yours is below the average for his breed, there may be an issue. We always advise bringing your pet into our office to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Underlying causes are a common reason your puppy isn’t gaining …

Are You Allergic To Your Pet?

If you suffer from pet allergies, it can be very frustrating. You want to love your cat or dog, but hate how they make you sneeze! You may be comforted to know that 15-20% of the population is allergic to animals. And instead of suffering through, there are ways you can alleviate symptoms, mostly by cleaning your home and cleaning …

Essential Dog Vaccinations

Your dog needs to have regular vaccinations in order to stay healthy. If you want to bring your dog to public places, such as on the airplane, work, or school, it is often required your dog have these vaccinations. Each state has its own laws governing the administration of the rabies vaccine. Some areas require yearly rabies vaccination. Other areas call …

How to Keep Your Dog Safe On a Road Trip

If you’re planning on traveling with your pet on a road trip, it’s not enough to just put them in the back seat and take off. Follow these car travel safety tips to prepare for a smooth ride: Prep your pet for the trip Get your pet ready for the ride by taking them on short drives, and gradually lengthening …