Keeping Your Dog’s Mind Sharp in Senior Years

If you have a dog who is getting a bit grey around the muzzle, it's important to keep them fit and healthy. That goes for their body, but also for their mind. As your dog ages, their memory and learning can be affected by a change in the brain's glucose metabolism. This can cause memory, [...]

How Old is Old for a Pet?

On average, pets are living longer than ever before. Modern science, better diets, and better care have increased life expectancy. But at what age is a pet considered 'old'? "My dog's 60 in people years." You've heard the old rule of thumb that one dog year is equal to seven human years. While it's true [...]

How to Make Your Pet Live Longer

This is Katy, one of our senior patients. It's a sobering reality. You have the ability to help your pet live longer by keeping her from becoming obese. Being overweight can lead to many problems in cats and dogs, including inflammation, orthopedic disease, cancer, respiratory disorders, and endocrine or metabolic disorders. But the [...]

Does This Collar Make Me Look Fat?

If you've noticed Petunia looking a bit more flowery than usual this year, it's probably not an unflattering collar. It's true for humans, and it's true for pets. If you don't burn up as many calories as you consume, you are going to gain weight. Petunia's not alone in her weight creep over the past [...]

Counting Down to a New Year

The end of a year always invites reflection and remembering. We humans often have a tendency to focus on the negative, but as we count down the last minutes of 2020, we want to highlight some of the good things that happened at Town N Country. 1. Dr. Horn had a baby boy. 2. With [...]

Cold in Their Bones – Arthritis in Your Pet

Just like humans, as animals age, the protective cartilage that covers the end of their bones begins to wear out. The medical term for this is osteoarthritis. Falling temperatures often result in joint pain for cats or dogs who have started to develop arthritis. Signs of Pain. Your pet probably isn't going to cry out [...]

What Do You Say? Giving Thanks in a Tough Year

You remember being prompted as a child. "What do you say?" All our lives we've been reminded to give thanks. With all that's going on this year, it's more important than ever to take a minute and concentrate on the things for which we need to express our gratitude. At Town N Country, we are [...]

Fear Free Certified. What That Means for Your Pet.

Let's face it. Most pets don't relish a visit to the vet. The unfamiliar surroundings, strangers, cold tables, probing instruments, and the unpleasant smells are unsettling to almost all animals. It's hard to accurately assess a pet's health when they are feeling anxious, stressed, and afraid. We don't want your pets to feel fear when [...]

You Voted Us The Best of the Best!

We are excited to announce that we have been voted the "Best Of The Best" in the Veterinarian category in the Times News Reader's Choice Awards. 🥇 Thanks to all of you for your support. YOU are truly the best of the best!

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