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Veterinarian: What’s In The Name?

Posted 07.20.18 by Katie Willis

DVM. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Veterinarian. Vet. All of these terms describe any of the doctors that your pet may see. But what does it actually take to get this title? How much do we really know? We thought we would outline a few fun facts for those who have someone interested in becoming a vet or things you may...Read More

The Big, Bad, Bloat!

Posted 05.25.18 by Katie Willis

Bloat / Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) Of all veterinary medical emergencies, nothing strikes fear in the heart of veterinarian like a good GDV emergency. One of the internal medicine clinicians in my veterinary school loved to dramatically rush into the third-year surgery on-call room at 4:30 pm and announce, “There’s a GDV on the way!” and run away laughing...Read More

So…My Dog Ate My Weed…

Posted 04.20.18 by Katie Willis

As marijuana is becoming increasingly popular in use as it is legalized throughout the US, it is becoming a more prominent problem with our pets as well. This is something we are experiencing more and more in our profession, with some clinics treating 2-3 cases per week. The ASPCA poison control hotline said their reported cases have increased 200% in...Read More

New Clinical Trial for Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted 04.04.18 by Katie Willis

Does your cat have kidney disease? One of the most common disease processes that affects older cats is Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD. CKD happens when there has been a gradual loss of kidney function over time. Your kitty’s kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from his or her blood. These substances are then excreted in the kitty’s urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an...Read More

Why Your Dog Should Be Groomed By Professionals

Posted 02.27.18 by Katie Willis

Grooming, whether a hair cut and/or a bath, is essential for the health and comfort of your dog. Hair and skin that is soiled can sometimes become itchy and cause your pet to scratch. Many dogs have skin allergies and regular bathing and grooming can aide in helping to control this. Long haired dogs have hair that often will mat....Read More

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

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