With Easter around the corner please keep in mind two potential toxins that can harm you cat or dog. Most lilies are extremely toxic to cats and ingesting a small amount can cause kidney failure. Chocolate is another hazard that usually is more of a concern for dogs as they tend to get into treats that are left unattended, however cats may also suffer from chocolate toxicity if they ingest chocolate.More
This information has been modified from the ABVMA.
Like most other professional offices you visit (your dentist, chiropractor, lawyer, etc.) fees are payable at the time service is rendered. This is also the case for veterinary offices. Over the last 20 to 30 years, there has been a relativity small increase in the cost of veterinary care, especially when compared to the cost of human health care or almost any other services. Veterinary fees are a reflection of the costs of maintaining the veterinary clinic and equipment and also employing personnel to provide the level of care that is expected in animal medicine today.More
The spring and summer months are high risk seasons for parvovirus infection, making all dog friendly outdoor areas risky for un-vaccinated puppies. Freezing is completely protective to parvovirus, so it does not get wiped out over the winter. It actually remains dormant all winter, waiting for the spring thaw to become active again. After outdoor areas have completely thawed, shaded areas should be considered contaminated for 7 months. Areas with good sunlight exposure should be considered contaminated for 5 months.More
Nothing can replace brushing as your first line of defense against dental disease. There are other dental and oral care products are available to use in conjunction with brushing to help keep your pets’ teeth clean.More
The best dental home care you can provide your pet is regular brushing of their teeth. Plaque will form on teeth within hours of a cleaning and form tartar within a few days. To be effectiveMore
COHAT stands for Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment.
The COHAT is much more than just a dental cleaning. It includes an examination of your pets’ oral cavity, dental charting, dental x-rays, cleaning and polishing of the teeth. After reviewing the dental x-rays, more work may need to be performed, such as extractions or tooth amputations. To accomplish all of this properly and thoroughly you pet must be put under general anesthesia.More
Non-active pets are often overweight, and as in people, that brings plenty of health risks. Exercise uses both mental and physical muscles and by increasing your pets’ daily activity you can help facilitate mental stimulation of their minds and promote physical weight loss as well!More