Spring Pet Care: Seasonal Allergy Alert

  To some, the arrival of spring means allergy season, and pets are not immune to the ailments that can develop once the snow melts, trees begin to bud, and grass starts growing. Here’s what you need to know about the spring allergies that can affect your pet: What are seasonal allergies? Allergies are an… Read more »

Understanding Canine Distemper: Is Your Pet at Risk?

Keeping your pet happy and healthy includes veterinary care and vaccines to prevent the onset of serious disease. Here’s why it is important to talk to your veterinarian about protection for canine distemper: What is distemper? Distemper is a highly contagious and often fatal viral disease affecting the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital, and nervous systems—caused by the… Read more »

Pet Dangers In Your Spice Drawer

Your home is filled with potential pet dangers, but did you know some of the most hazardous substances might be found in your spice drawer? The best way to protect your pet is to know what to avoid, to be sure your pet does not come in contact with something harmful. Here’s what to watch… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

The long-awaited arrival of spring is often celebrated by heading outdoors to enjoy the sun and warmer weather, but before you do, it is important to talk to your veterinarian about preventative medications for your pet. Spring is also the arrival of tick season. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a serious bacterial illness… Read more »

How Veterinary Assistants and Technicians Help Your Pet

Taking your pet to the veterinarian can be a stressful and worrisome time, especially if your pet is in pain and distress or you do not know why he/she is unwell. During such times, it may comfort you to know who is taking care of your beloved fur baby. Your local veterinary clinic or emergency… Read more »

Top 10 Easter Hazards to Pets

Easter is a time for family—young children hunting for chocolate eggs and baskets filled with candy, visits with grandparents and extended family, and everyone gathered at the table for an Easter brunch or delicious holiday dinner. Sadly, for pets, the day can be filled with hazards. Here’s what to watch for to keep your pet… Read more »

What You Need to Know About the Canine Parvovirus Infection

  You love your dog and want your fur baby to be happy and healthy. So, it is important to protect him/her from the threat of serious illness. Here’s why prevention from the canine parvovirus infection is sooooooo important: What is the canine parvovirus (CPV) infection? Canine parvovirus infection is a viral condition that affects… Read more »

Pet Safety: Spring-Cleaning the Garage

Once spring arrives, weekend chores often turn to work in the garden and the garage. While you are busy washing winter salt off the car, changing the snow tires, planting flowers in the garden, or fertilizing the lawn, be sure to keep an eye on your pet. The garage and garden shed are full of… Read more »

Spring Safety: Top 10 Seasonal Risks to Pets

  Spring’s arrival means longer and brighter days, but this happy time of year also brings a number of challenges to your pet’s safety and well-being. Here’s what to watch for: 1. Allergies Pets are susceptible to seasonal allergies too. Allergies to trees, grasses, and pollen are common in spring, and your pet is not… Read more »

Why Heartworm Prevention is SOOOOO Important!

Heartworms pose a serious threat to your beloved pet. By being aware of the risks and taking proper preventative care, you can help your pet avoid this painful and life-threatening disease. What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is an extremely serious and potentially fatal condition whereby parasites, up to foot-long worms, grow from tiny microfilaria,… Read more »