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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

Can My Pet Watch The Solar Eclipse Safely?

Posted 08.18.17 by Audrey Parker

For a few minutes on August 21, 2017, darkness will descend across the United States as a historic total solar eclipse. It is already predicted that this eclipse will be the most witnessed sky-watching event in human history. According to some biologists, humans may not be the only ones reacting to this event in the sky.  During an eclipse, the sky darkens...Read More

Why Can’t My Cat Pee?

Posted 07.13.17 by Audrey Parker

Urinary problems are one of the most common reasons for clients to bring their kitty into the vet. Usually I see the patient that is having litter box issues and urinating all over the house, straining to urinate, or having blood in urine. Some of these are medical problems such as cystitis (bladder inflammation), kidney disease, bladder stones or crystals,...Read More

Feline Arthritis

Posted 01.03.17 by Audrey Parker

Most people recognize arthritis in dogs. But what about your cat?  Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a very common but under-diagnosed condition in cats.   Frequency among age groups was EQUAL from cats as early as 6 months to 16 years!  Signs worsen with age. Feline DJD is difficult to detect because of the cat’s ability to hide pain as a...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

Canine Influenza

Posted 04.06.16 by Emily Lindsey

  Even though flu season is almost over for us humans (hooray!), canine influenza, or dog flu, season lasts all year.  The flu in dogs is a relatively new disease and the most recent strain (the H3N2 strain) has proven to be quite nasty and resilient.  Typically, we refer to outbreaks of disease as an epidemic.  With an epidemic, we...Read More

What Can I Give My Dog/Cat For Pain?

Posted 03.09.16 by Emily Lindsey

Understandably, it is very hard for us to see our pets in pain.  While it may be tempting to go in your medicine cabinet and reach for over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen, and give it to your pet, these medications must be avoided. Over-the-counter pain medications created for humans can be very harmful, and even fatal,...Read More

Calming Fear of Anesthesia

Posted 11.25.15 by Emily Lindsey

We hear you that placing your pet under anesthesia can cause worry. We hope that by filling you in on our process and showing you ‘behind the scenes’ photos , we will be able to assist in calming fear of anesthesia. > When the pet arrives, we place an IV catheter. This feels like having blood drawn, and ensures we...Read More

Overstimulation in Cats

Posted 11.05.15 by Emily Lindsey

Ever wonder why your sweet, nice kitty will seemingly out of nowhere lash out at you or bite you during play or petting? This is a phenomenon called overstimulation, and is pretty unique to cats. It’s not fully understood why cats become overstimulated, but each cat will display subtle warning signs that it’s time to stop whatever you’re doing.

Should I Microchip?

Posted 08.26.15 by Emily Lindsey

Here is a scary statistic: Of the approximately 8 million animals that go to shelters each year, only about 15-20% of dogs and only 2% of cats are reunited with their owners. For cats, this number is 10 to 20 times higher for those who have a microchip implanted. Dogs are 2 1/2 times more likely to get home if...Read More

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