Spring is in full swing and with that comes one of the happiest times of the year: BABIES! Puppies and kittens to be more specific. With puppy and kitten season comes some very important questions about care and preventative health and wellness for the new furry friend. Below is detailed common puppy and kitten problems,…

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Dental Cleanings “Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats. By 3 years of age most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease” 1 Plaque is a soft, sticky, whitish mat-like film attached to the tooth surface that is formed by colonization of bacteria. Tooth brushing every…

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Cat and Dog eating and drinking Santa's cookies and milk. How to protect your pets from holiday hazards.

The holidays are often a time of coming together with friends and family to celebrate. Keeping your pets safe during the holiday season can be challenging with extra busy schedules and changing routines. The holidays usually increase the accessibility to “Human” food and drinks that may be hazardous to your pets. Did you know that in addition…

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Did you realize that 62% of dogs between 8 and 13 years of age have arthritis?  And that 20% of all cats have x-ray evidence of arthritis?  Some orthopedists believe that  osteoarthritis disease (OAD) in dogs is caused by an anatomical defect that places abnormal stress on the joints.   Wear and tear arthritis tends…

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