Care Tips

The Facts About Beneful

The question of the safety of Beneful is burning up Facebook and the internet.  The actual facts about the case are still under investigation, so it is incredibly difficult to balance the safety of our patients with the hysteria created by the internet and lawsuits that may prove to be completely unfounded.  To date, there…

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Homemade Treats

TREATS SHOULD NOT EXCEED 5% OF YOUR PETS TOTAL FOOD INTAKE. If you are using canned product, cut up some bite sized pieces and bake in your microwave for approximately 2 ½ to 3 minutes. This will change the texture but not damage the nutrients, and is an excellent treat for your pet, while still…

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Storms and Fireworks Anxiety

Many pets suffer from severe anxiety this time of year. Fireworks can put many of our pets over the edge, and we all know that the fireworks displays are not limited to the 4th of July; we can expect several weekends on either side of the holiday. Thunderstorms trigger anxiety in multiple ways. Not only…

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Eating Inappropriate Items

Eating Feces (Coprophagia) Definition: Coprophagia is the ingestion of feces. It is normal for a mother cat or dog to ingest her newborn offspring’s’ waste products. This prevents disease and keeps the den odor free, thus preventing discovery by predators. Puppies occasionally begin eating feces when their mother ceases to perform this task, and they may…

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Calorie Count in Common Dog Treats

Treats Calories Treats Calories C.E.T. Hextra Petite 50/piece Gravy Bones Lg 80/piece C.E.T. Hextra Med. 40/piece Hill’s Science Diet Light Treats 14.8/treat C.E.T. Hextra Lg. 64/piece Iams Biscuits -Original Large 137/piece C.E.T. Hextra XL 122/piece Iams Biscuits -Original Small 31/piece C.E.T. VeggieDent Small 85/piece Meaty Bone Medium 64.2/bone C.E.T. VeggieDent Reg. and Lg. 119/piece Milk…

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Grape / Raisin Toxicity

Did you know that grapes and raisins are toxic to your canine companion? New research is also suggesting that cats and ferrets can also experience kidney damage from ingesting grapes/raisins. While the exact toxin within the fruits is still under investigation, a potential theory is that a fungus within the fruit causes the kidney failure…

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Xylitol Toxicity

There are many delicious sugar free gums available for people to choose from.  But did you know that some of these gums can be fatal to your dog if ingested? Xylitol, an artificial sweetener, can drop your dogs blood sugar levels rapidly and cause liver toxicity. This artificial sweetener can be found in many different…

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Antifreeze Toxicity

The ingestion of Antifreeze by pets is extremely toxic. Because antifreeze has a sweet taste, it is also one of the most common poisonings of dogs, cats, wildlife and even birds. Often animals are poisoned around their own home due to the improper storage or disposal of antifreeze. As little as a teaspoon can be…

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Dental Care

Many people wonder why it costs more to clean their pet’s teeth than their own. The answer is that it is considerably more involved than having your own teeth cleaned at the dentist.  When your dentist tells you to open your mouth, move your tongue, close a little, etc… …you comply, and allow him access…

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Spay & Neuter Information


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What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.