Holiday Hazards

T’is the season for holiday hazards. While enjoying the festivities, here’s a few things to keep in mind: Although very beautiful, a poinsettia’s leaves and its milky sap can cause

Celebrating Seniors

Due to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever before. However, with this increased lifespan comes an increase in the types of ailments that can afflict senior

October Is Dental Month

October Is Dental Month! DOG DENTAL FACTS: Puppies have 28 temporary teeth that erupt at 3-4 weeks of age and 42 permanent teeth that begin to emerge at about 4

How to Read a Pet Food Label

Reading a pet food label can often end in confusion – ingredients versus nutritional facts, guaranteed analysis, AAFCO statement. What does it all really mean? A pet food label is a

Did You Know…

DID YOU KNOW… …dogs have the ability to sweat, but in places a little different than humans. Their skin and armpit areas do not contain sweat glands like ours do

Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a highly contagious retrovirus that suppresses the immune system, leaving the cat vulnerable to other illnesses and infections. Secondary infections are responsible for many of


Arthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is a complex condition involving the inflammation of a joint due to the destruction of the cartilage within. This is generally a progressive disease, but can occur following conditions involving joint instability, or injury.


Fleas are the most common parasite affecting cats and dogs. They love warm, humid conditions and are often attracted to pets by their body heat.

Pet Health Insurance

The cost of health care for your pet can be high, especially if that care requires hospitalization or surgery. Pet health insurance can help lessen the financial burden of care and allow you to choose the most appropriate treatment for your pet.

The Importance of Vaccination and Deworming

When a kitten or puppy is born, its immune system is not yet mature leaving  the baby open to possible infection. Fortunately, mothers produce a special milk within the first few days of