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February, as many of you are aware, is Pet Dental Health month. It is the one month of the year when we focus our attention even more than usual on the health and hygiene of your cat and dog’s oral cavity. Although brushing your pet’s teeth with an appropriate enzymatic tooth gel is the absolute… Continue reading

Recently there has been a tremendous amount of information circulated that implicates feeding grain free veterinary diets as being one cause of Cardiomyopathy, a serious and potentially fatal disease of dogs and cats.  It has been known for many years that feline diets deficient in Taurine, an essential amino acid, can lead to cardiomyopathy in cats. If the… Continue reading

Posted on January 14th, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Grain Free or Grain Inclusive…….what is the real story?

With the New Year around the corner, what better time to look forward and see what’s new in the care of your four legged friend in the coming year? Although many of the below trends have started a year or two ago, some treatments, medications and novel approaches to care are clearly gaining momentum. Here… Continue reading

Posted on December 21st, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Veterinary Care in 2019

Regardless of your species of choice, nails exist on the end of their toes. Be it cats, dogs, rabbits, or whatever, nail trimming is something that will need to be done periodically. Cats, of course, like to use scratching posts, door trim, sofas or whatever they can to exercise their toes and keep their nails… Continue reading

It was heart wrenching to hear of the losses during the hurricane that devastated the Carolinas. Many people lost their homes and, horrifically, some lost their lives. Although the loss of property is not always preventable, most can be is replaced. Sadly many of the people who died, did so because they were unwilling to… Continue reading

Now that we have a decent list of things that you may need along the way, what other issues need to be considered?  Assuming there is an intended destination, its time to think about where to stay along the way.  This involves two issues, namely how far are  you and your pal likely to travel… Continue reading

Loading the car, the camper, the SUV or whatever vehicle is your favorite means of vacation travel, takes a lot planning.  If you are camping there is only so much room for equipment, food storage, water,  etc. If you are staying with friends, in hotels, cabins or on a boat, last minute decisions as far as what to bring are typical.  Likewise, if you… Continue reading

Nothing is more fun than going on vacation with your pet.  Although it may seem daunting at first, with a bit of practice it becomes so second nature that you will wonder why you didn’t do it before.  Over the next couple of posts, we will review the ins and outs of pet companion travel. … Continue reading

Posted on July 19th, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Traveling with Your Pets?

In the previous posts, we examined why pet health care has become so expensive and what you, as a pet owner, can do to reduce your exposure to high priced veterinary care. Once your dog or cat is hospitalized, financial matters are still under your control. It has become common during the education of veterinarians… Continue reading

There is much concern among pet owners and veterinarians alike regarding the rapid rise in the cost of pet medical care. The issue for all of us who have pet companions is obvious; can we afford the best care for our pets? Similarly, for those of us who work in the veterinary profession, we worry… Continue reading