Always Thankful

As we enter another holiday season at Town N Country, we celebrate all the things for which we are thankful, not just at Thanksgiving, but all year long. I am most thankful for my family, my many animals, and a career and a job that I enjoy. Dr. Horn I'm thankful for puppy and kitten [...]

What to Do if Your Pet Hates Your Inlaws

Let's face it. If pets could talk, they'd probably embarrass us. Can you even imagine what they would say to your guests - and their pets - at the holidays? It would make a great holiday drama script. "I don't like you one bit." "Get out of my face." "That was funny the first two [...]

Stressed Up for the Holidays

Holidays can be a stressful time for your family, and that includes your pets. Changes in routine, visitors, decorations, new smells, and - yes - your stress level can cause anxiety in even the calmest of animals. Stress can manifest itself in unexpected ways. Cats may hide, over-groom, scratch, miss the litter box, and stop [...]

What is a Vet Tech?

The third week in October is National Veterinary Technician week. We'd like to honor the vet techs at Town N Country by sharing a little bit of what they do... On a typical day, a veterinary technician assistant wears many hats, often jumping from one task to the next to ensure proper care for every [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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