Care Tips

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Puppy Training

Basic House Training Direct Method The direct house training method requires you to be nearby to supervise and reward good habits from the beginning. Provide frequent opportunity to eliminate in an appropriate place and to reward this behavior immediately as it occurs. To do this, walk your puppy on a leash at regular intervals. Other…

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Arthritis & Age

Arthritis If arthritis pain took your dog out of the picture, where would you be, besides a little lost? You’ve always enjoyed those long walks with your best friend. Problem is, joint pain and inflammation can sometimes make it difficult for him to lead the way. That’s why it’s important to recognize the early signs…

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Human Medications & Your Pet

Human Meds Are Pets’ Biggest Poisoning Danger: Pill-popping pups prompt many calls to ASPCA’s poison control center By Maryann Mott HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) — When John D’Amato arrived home early from work one day, he found an empty bottle of ibuprofen on the living room floor — and one very sick pet….

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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.