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A ‘Supermutt’ Reveals Her True Identity

Posted 01.25.18 by Katie Willis

Strudel, a rescue dog with unknown origins, took a DNA test that provides information on breed mix, health risks, and more.  If you have a mixed breed dog, chances are high that you have debated your pup’s lineage.  Maybe the adoption organization listed your dog as a Boxer/Labrador cross, but you’re convinced she has some herding dog mixed in somewhere....Read More

How To Keep Your Dog Safe In The Snow

Posted 01.16.18 by Katie Willis

It is no surprise that our four legged friends love snow days as much as we do. It is magical to watch a puppy run through snow for the first time but we want to give you some tips on keeping them safe during these cold, snowy days: Give your dog adequate time to adjust to conditions. Acclimating them to...Read More

Should I Feed My Pet Goat’s Milk?

Posted 01.02.18 by Katie Willis

Recently goat’s milk has become one of the more popular supplements in the pet world. It has been touted to improve digestion, help with allergies, and even cure cancer. It is widely available in pet stores and online. However, is it really helpful or even safe? Goat’s milk has never been scientifically studied to prove it’s role in canine or...Read More

Hidden Dangers For Pets Around The Holidays

Posted 12.21.17 by Katie Willis

Poinsettias get a lot of attention for their toxicity to pets. In reality this toxicity is highly inflated. They are only mildly irritating to pets. If you pet eats part of a plant you may see mild gastrointestinal signs (diarrhea or upset tummy.) If you or your pet’s skin comes in contact with the white sappy material from a broken...Read More

How The Pet Hospitals Helps Fight Rabies

Posted 12.11.17 by Katie Willis

The Pet Hospitals is committed to fighting rabies in the world’s most at-risk regions. Rabies is a deadly disease that can affect domestic animals, wild animals, and humans. It is caused by a virus and is mostly transmitted through the bite or scratch of an infected animal. The most common source of rabies in humans in under-developed nations is from...Read More

Let’s Talk About Vaccines

Posted 12.05.17 by Katie Willis

Depending on how you’ve acquired your new family member, he or she may have already received one or two vaccinations. Vaccines are used to stimulate our pets’ immune systems to prepare them for exposure to potentially harmful diseases.  Although vaccines may not prevent 100% of disease, they definitely decrease the severity of disease. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association,...Read More

Fear Free Veterinary Visits

Posted 11.30.17 by Katie Willis

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of transporting a vocal, scared cat, you’ve probably wondered if there is a better way.  What about the dog who shakes and hides under your chair in the veterinary exam room…refusing to come out or even look at anyone?  Or worse, the patient who growls and bites due to stress, fear and anxiety. These...Read More

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Posted 11.17.17 by Katie Willis

It’s finally November, which means that magical holiday known as Thanksgiving (or the “Feast of Side Dishes”, as my family likes to call it), is coming up quickly. While Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that brings together family and friends to celebrate the many blessings in our lives, the day after Thanksgiving can be a very busy day for most...Read More

Bad To The Bone

Posted 11.01.17 by Katie Willis

Penny is a sweet one-year-old three pound female Miniature Pincher who presented to the clinic in April 2017 for weight loss, difficulty swallowing,  and crying out in pain when picked up. She had been recently adopted from another family due to her sudden decline in health and very little history was known. At presentation, she had a good appetite and her stools...Read More

The Puppy Up Foundation

Posted 11.01.17 by Katie Willis

The Puppy Up Foundation was launched to bring awareness to the link between cancer in humans and companion animals. The foundation and it’s efforts focus on education to the public and support for comparative oncology. Through PuppyUp walks and other educational campaigns, PuppyUp is building one of the largest pet and people communities in the world. Like people, companion animals...Read More

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