Hospital News

For several years online pet pharmacies such as Pet Med and PetCare RX have been actively marketing their products. The promise of saving money, direct shipping, less hassle are all too inviting for the pet owner to ignore. But is that the whole story? Is it safe to purchase from these online pharmacies? Are there… Continue reading

As we wrap up this discussion of pet health insurance note that this project has been a real eye opener.  Our intent was to research alternatives to pet owner’s having to cover major, unexpected costly events without assistance.  The quality of companion animal care has made huge strides forward over the past few years. The… Continue reading

In this next installment regarding pet health insurance we take a look at PetPlan USA.  The USA label is critical as PetPlan which has been available in other parts of the world for over thirty years is now available in the US.  Though not yet having had any personal contact with the insurer, all indications… Continue reading

Although in the pet health insurance business only since since 2007, Purina appears to have made inroads into the industry.  A quick online check (not having had any clients at this time with their coverage) I was encouraged to see mostly positive reviews. Comparing closely with Trupanion, Purinacare offers an 80% unscheduled coverage with optional… Continue reading

Well, not really but after recently returning from the World Association of Laser Therapy (WALT) meeting in Brisbane, Australia I was amazed at the amount of research that was progressing around the world. Though primarily a meeting for doctors in the human field, I was asked to be a speaker at the meeting and presented… Continue reading

The primary objective of medicine is always to find a cure for what is afflicting the patient.  In many instances, however this may not be possible or even practical.  For these unique cases there are multiple options available to the pet owner.  The various paths of treatment include supportive, palliative or hospice care.  Supportive care is the… Continue reading

As the profession continues to evolve and we expand our knowledge, the importance of dentistry to the health and well being of our pets grows.  As noted in previous posts, home dental care as well as occasional dental prophylaxis and cleanings are essential in contributing to the longevity of your pet’s health. In keeping with our… Continue reading

In order to best serve our clients and their pets we will be open until noon on December 24th and Decemeber 26th.   Our regular business hours will apply during the New Years holiday.

As the holidays arrive and we pause to give thanks to all the positive in our lives our thoughts turn warmly to our pets.  Though at times demanding more than our time may seem to allow, remember that even the few moments for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears is… Continue reading