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Prevent Periodontal Disease

Cats have a unique condition regarding their teeth known as tooth resorption. The tooth destroys itself from the inside out and creates weakened teeth where the crown can break away from the root or expose the pulp cavity which is extremely painful especially when trying to eat.

Author:Dr. Andrea Frost

Published: January 22, 2020

Holiday Health Hazards for Pets

As much as we enjoy shiny decorations and rich, delicious food, they can pose major health and safety risks to our four-legged companions. Holiday decorations can be a huge health hazard to our pets.

Author:Dr. Laura Bukowski

Published: December 10, 2019

Diabetes Awareness in Pets

How would you know if your pet had developed diabetes? One of the first symptoms noticed is excessive thirst and urination.

Author:Dr. Andrea Frost

Published: November 1, 2019

Why Your Vet Isn't Talking About CBD for Your Pet

Human CBD products are allowed to contain the artificial sweetener xylitol, or grape seed oil, both of which are very toxic to dogs.

Author:Dr. Andrea Frost

Published: August 19, 2019

Blue Green Algae Facts You Should Know

Prevention of exposure is key!!

Author:Dr. Laura Bukowski

Published: August 18, 2019

Summer Pet Safety

Summer is a great time to bond with our four legged family members, but higher temperatures also mean higher risk for our furry companions.

Author:Julie Sparks

Published: June 15, 2019

Why Does My Vet Recommend Annual Lab Work for My Pet???

Annual lab work is valuable tool for your veterinarian to provide care for your pet. First, every pet, just like us has a different set of normal lab work values. Having lab work done when your pet is in good health gives the doctor an idea of what is normal for him or her.

Author:Danielle, CVT & Lead Technician

Published: April 2, 2019

Beware of the Giardia Parasite

Giardia is the most prevalent internal parasite in North America. The prevalence varies with geographic region and life style of the pet, from about 3% to over 30%. Life stages and lifestyles at highest risk include puppies and kittens, breeding kennel and shelter-obtained animals; boarding kennel and dog park attendees are right behind that.

Author:Dr. Andrea Frost

Published: April 1, 2019

Winter Safety Tips for Your Dog

Brrrrr, it’s cold outside for us and it’s cold outside for our dogs too. Here are a few simple measures you can take to make sure your dog stays happy and healthy throughout the winter months.

Author:Dr. Veronica Verdoliva

Published: March 11, 2019

Maintain Good Overall Health of Your Pet with Good Dental Health

February is National Pet Dental Health Month.  We all know how important professional dental cleanings are for maintaining good oral health and just like with humans, good oral health can lead to a longer life for your pet too.  Yes, preventative dentistry is great to save permanent teeth, prevent gum disease and improve breath but it also is vital for your pet's overall good health and well-being. 

Author:Dr. Julie Grossen

Published: February 11, 2019

Dental Health Tips for Your 4-Legged Family Member

Maintaining dental health is a big part of maintaining your pet's good overall health.

Author:Dr. Andrea Frost

Published: January 10, 2019

Garbage Gut

Pancreatitis is a common disease in veterinary medicine that can be prevented. It is more common in dogs than cats and it means inflammation or irritation of the pancreas.

Author:Dr. Julie Grossen 

Published: November 9, 2018

When Food is Fido's Foe

We are coming into fall, and one can't escape the signs of all of our upcoming holidays, complete with parties, goodies, and feasts to help us celebrate.

Author:Dr. Andrea Frost

Published: October 10, 2018

Why Do Our Doctors Recommend Wellness Exams, Blood Work & Urine Analysis Annually?

Pets can’t tell us when they are ill. That’s where an annual wellness exam, blood work, and urine analysis come in

Author:Dr. Verdoliva

Published: September 7, 2018

Vaccines & Microchipping Can Save Your Pet's Life!

Vaccines: a very controversial subject for both people and pets.

Author:Dr. Laura Bukowski

Published: July 31, 2018

Here's What to Put in Your Pet's Go Bag

July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day and June was National Safety Month and as pet owners, we should follow the Boy Scout motto – Always Be Prepared. 

Author:Dr. Julie Grossen

Published: July 13, 2018

Helpful Tips when Boarding Your Pet

So, you are going to board your pet.  What things do you need to think about before that visit?

Author:Dr. Frost

Published: June 11, 2018