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So What Can My Dog Really Chew On?

Posted 09.28.17 by Audrey Parker

I answer this questions on a daily basis with my clients. Appropriately directed chewing not only satisfies a dog’s desire to chew, but also serves as enrichment and can aid in the maintenance of good oral health. Though choosing what to allow your dog to chew on can be a daunting task. Every pet store is filled with dozens of...Read More

Why Is My Cat Drinking And Peeing SO Much?

Posted 08.24.17 by Audrey Parker

Excessive drinking, or polydipsia, and excessive urinating, or polyuria, are common presentations in any age dog or cat, but are especially prevalent in our older cat populations.  People most commonly think these are related to the urinary tract and must mean a urinary tract infection.  Sometimes that’s the case, especially because our aging pets are more prone to urinary tract...Read More

Holiday Dangers For Pets

Posted 12.20.16 by Audrey Parker

While the Holidays are the “most wonderful time of the year” for people, they can be a dangerous and stressful time for our pets. Here are some ways to keep your four legged family members safe during the holidays. 1) AVOID Holiday Food Items That Could Cause Problems For Your Pet: A general rule of thumb is to avoid feeding...Read More

My Dog Ate What?!?

Posted 09.07.16 by Audrey Parker

Dogs and cats can be very picky about their food, or sometimes they can consume things we would not even imagine would be edible. One of the most common appointments we have is the vomiting dog or cat. Oftentimes we may ask you if they are the type to “eat things” and by this we mean exactly that – will...Read More

Reverse Sneezing

Posted 08.31.16 by Audrey Parker

Ever wonder what that funny sneezing/honking sound was that your dog just made?  It may have even seemed like he couldn’t breathe for a few moments or like he was choking on something.  A reverse sneeze, also known as pharyngeal gag reflex, is a common condition seen in dogs.  Fortunately, it’s usually a benign process that rarely requires treatment. Reverse...Read More

How to acclimate your cat traveling in a cat carrier

Posted 07.21.16 by Audrey Parker

  How to acclimate your cat to traveling in a cat carrier A common concern for feline owners is the stress associated with car rides and veterinary visits, which can often deter a client from bringing their cat in for check ups. Because early detection and intervention are paramount to successful treatment of chronic disease, regular veterinary check ups are...Read More

Why Is My Dog Scooting?

Posted 07.12.16 by Emily Lindsey

  You’ve noticed your dog scooting his bottom across your brand new area rug.  And then it hits your nose…a terrible fishy smell that has notes of something dead or at least rotten.  What is that??? Anal glands (or anal sacs) are two, small glands that sit in the 10:00 and 2:00 position just inside the anus of your pet. ...Read More

Sileo: Helping your dog calm down during fireworks and thunderstorms

Posted 06.30.16 by Audrey Parker

Something New For Canine Storm Anxiety? Does your dog fear fireworks? Pant up a storm when it’s thundering? Well, there’s a new option available to help with that. Sileo is the trade name of a drug long-used in the veterinary field. Dexdomitor (also called dexmeditomidine) has been available as an injectable medication for veterinary anesthesia for many years. Now it...Read More

Essential Oils and Animals

Posted 06.15.16 by Emily Lindsey

As I am delving into the world of essential oils for myself, I have found many people asking me about use in and on their dogs and cats.  First and foremost let me clarify I am NOT a holistic veterinarian (there are tests and lots of qualifications that go into becoming a true holistic veterinarian). I am just an interested...Read More

The Truth About Dog Flu and Pneumonia

Posted 06.09.16 by Emily Lindsey

  As we have discussed, canine influenza- aka the dog flu- is a highly contagious respiratory infection. There are currently two canine strains of this virus known to affect dogs internationally. H3N8 emerged around 2004 in Florida, and continues to cause sporadic disease. H3N2, a mild strain, was recently identified around Chicago in 2015. Geographic locations for this newer strain...Read More

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