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October 17, 2023

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Approximately 25% of dogs are diagnosed with arthritis and many more are likely affected. Arthritis is also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD). It is a degenerative, progressive, and irreversible condition of the joints.  Degenerative joint disorders are probably as common in cats but are less likely to be associated with obvious symptoms,…

April 13, 2023

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My family and I recently got a puppy. I knew that crate training would be important for many reasons, but I also knew it would require patience and effort.  The first night we put her in the crate for bedtime she howled. That only lasted about 20 minutes so I figured that wasn’t so bad….

December 10, 2022


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


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….