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3 Cat Health Myths Debunked!

Posted 10.16.20 by Ellen Barry Buco, DVM

There are several common cat health myths that prevent cats from getting the veterinary care they need. By spreading the news about these myths we are seeing cats live longer, healthier, happier lives. Read on to learn more about cat health. 1. Indoor cats don’t get sick Indoor cats are protected from some of the dangers of the outside world...Read More

To Pet Insurance or Not to Pet Insurance – That is the Question

Posted 05.04.20 by Drew McWatters, DVM

You have insurance for everything. Your health, your car, your house, your boat, even the new tech device you buy comes with an option for insurance. So why don’t you have insurance on your pet? Pet insurance has been around since 1980 yet only an estimated 1-2% of pets are insured and I meet many pet owners who don’t even...Read More

Socializing Pets During Quarantine

Posted 04.21.20 by Lee Ann Newman, DVM

As we all are staying “Safer At Home” and having decreased contact with other humans, many of us are welcoming new pets into our homes to help fill that gap. This can help with our stress levels and provide a wonderful distraction and new-found sense of purpose. Shelter pets that are finding new homes these days also are benefiting from...Read More

5 Ways to Become BFFs With Your Cat

Posted 03.30.20 by Christie Taylor, DVM

So you think you’ve found that “special furry someone” that matches your soul, and you bring them home for the first time… but the magic fizzles when your new feline roommate seems aloof and indifferent to your affections in their new environment. Don’t fret – we’ve compiled a list of all of our tricks of the trade when it comes...Read More

Current COVID-19 Protocols

Posted 03.25.20 by Katie Willis

Dear Pet Owners, We are still here for you at all our locations with normal business hours. For your protection and the protection of our dedicated staff, we are asking you to let us come to your vehicle and get your pet and also to deliver needed medications rather than having you enter our facilities. We will continue to provide...Read More

When Sticks Get Stuck!

Posted 01.21.20 by Reagan Bugg, DVM

My dog chews on sticks all the time. What’s the big deal? We always worry about foreign objects and getting stuck in places they don’t belong. Usually, we think of things like swallowing a sock or a rock and it getting stuck somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract. That is always an emergency and we recommend a check with your regular...Read More

Can You Remove Heartworms?

Posted 12.15.19 by Kassie Newton, DVM

A Case Study on Caval Syndrome This is Tobi. Look at this adorable face. I mean, how can you not love him immediately? From the outside Tobi looks so happy and healthy, but this is the story of how we almost lost Tobi due to heartworms.   Tobi had been adopted through a local shelter a few months ago by...Read More

Summer has Ended…but Parvovirus Hasn’t!

Posted 11.05.19 by Raelyn Pirtle, DVM

If you’re a pet owner, chances are you’ve at least heard of parvovirus, or “parvo” for short. Parvo is a highly contagious virus that primarily affects puppies. The virus is usually spread by contact with infected feces; however, it can also be spread through indirect contact with infected surfaces such as our shoes, toys, and kennels. Part of the reason...Read More

Heartworm Prevention Year Round

Posted 10.08.19 by Lee Ann Newman, DVM

Summer has gone and chilly fall mornings are upon us, so we should soon have a reprieve from the heat, humidity and insects that pester us during the warm months. However, this does not mean that they totally go away, or that we can stop treating our pets for heartworms and fleas. Heartworms are spread through mosquito bites. Did you...Read More

Cherry Eye in Dogs and Cats: Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted 09.11.19 by Drew McWatters, DVM

Unlike humans (who only have two), dogs and cats have three eyelids. The third eyelid, technically called the nictitans or nictating membrane, arises from the inner corner of the eye and covers the eye diagonally. It serves to act as another layer of protection if the upper and lower lids are unable to blink and to produce up to 30%...Read More

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