Popping Pills for Pets – a Primer

When you try to give a pet a pill or a capsule, you're literally going against animal nature. Pets instinctively don't want to swallow anything that is solid or smells 'off'. They reflexively flinch or fight when you're putting things into their mouth. Here's a primer on how to pop those pills into Priscilla's tummy [...]

Train Your Pet to Visit the Vet

We make a big deal about the fact that we're Fear Free practice, primarily because it is a big deal. We do everything we can to make your dog or cat feel comfortable while we're giving them an exam, including a special cat room, non-slick floors, exam ottomans, music, and even outdoor treatment areas. The [...]

Six Skills to Give Your New Puppy

A new puppy arrives at your home with a package deal of cuteness - sloppy kisses, cuddles, silly antics, and those adorable, adoring eyes. Puppies also come with a big appetite, a tendency to chew, and absolutely no behavior or manners. One of the important things that you need to give your new pup is [...]

PennHip and OFA: Comparing Measures of CHD

Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a condition in which the hip joint is loose, causing mobility issues, osteoarthritis, and a lot of pain.It's most common in certain larger dog breeds such as Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Weimaraners, and Rottweilers. It's a condition that is passed down from one generation to the next, so a good [...]

Cold Hard Facts About Ticks, Fleas, and Heartworms

Fall is here, and the cooler weather tends to make us let our guard down about ticks, fleas, and heartworms. Before you decide that you can skip a month on your preventatives, read these cold hard facts. Cold Comfort. Let's start with the good news. Mosquitoes don't live in really cold weather. This is cold [...]

Fall Choo! (Fall Allergies for Pets)

We usually think of Springtime as allergy season, but your pet may think otherwise. Your dog may bite and lick a bald spot on an itchy part of her body. Your cat may develop a raised, crusty area on his skin. Allergies cause ear infections, yeast infections, and even diarrhea. But what are the underlying [...]

Tuning Up Your Dog for Nail Trims

I'm here to get my nails done. Hear that? That tap dancing noise is a telltale sign that your dog's nails need to be trimmed. It's a rare dog that enjoys the process, but if you follow the bouncing ball on the screen, we have a few hints to help broaden your Ringo's repertoire. [...]

Grab Onto Our Advice About Medicated Baths

Don't you just love a long, luxurious soak in a hot bubble bath? We're betting that this isn't something you and your dog have in common. Most dogs just don't like taking a bath, and for most dogs, they only need to be bathed every six weeks to six months. (Surprised? Read more...) For dogs [...]

How to Clean Sounder’s Ears

Long ears, short ears, pointy ears, floppy ears. All dogs have ears, and at some point in time, all dogs' ears need to be cleaned. If you've not cleaned Sounder's ears lately - if ever - take a peek inside. Cleaning Time. Have you heard? Some dogs rarely need to have their ears cleaned, and [...]

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