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February 10, 2023

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What is Giardia? Giardia is a protozoal intestinal parasite. Pets pick up the parasite in the environment. Giardia cysts (eggs) survive well in soil and water and thrive in cool, moist conditions. Our pets can get giardia by drinking standing water (such as puddles & small ponds), eating other animals’ stool, or licking it off…

December 28, 2022

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Euthanasia is one of the hardest decisions to make as a pet owner. We all wish our pets could live longer, but unfortunately end of life care is something we will go through.  I often get asked how an owner can know if it is time for euthanasia. This is a complex question and is…

December 10, 2022

HolidayTravelBlog

We love taking our pets with us to family and friends houses for the holidays! Most of our pets also enjoy these visits, but there are a few considerations before taking your pet with you. What to bring? Bring something familiar with you. Whether it’s a bed, crate or a favorite toy, it’s nice for…

December 6, 2022

Diabetes Blog

Did you know that dogs and cats can get diabetes? It’s true! Here is some information about Diabetes Mellitus in dogs & cats:  What is diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a disease that typically develops in middle age or older dogs and cats that are overweight. It is caused by a lack of insulin Lack…

October 30, 2022

HalloweenBlog

Halloween is a fun time of year for many of us, but not all of our pets enjoy the holiday. They can get scared of costumes, lights, or the constant trick-or-treat visitors. Here are some Halloween pet tips to consider.  CandyKeep candy out of the reach of your pets.  Chocolate can be toxic to dogs….