There have been several recent media mentions regarding contaminated pet food. This month, we explore three common types of pet food contamination — sharing the symptoms, treatment and potential risk to both pets and their owners. Salmonella Salmonella is a bacteria that commonly causes “food poisoning.” Pet food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually […]

Has your dog ever had a persistent cough that they just could not seem to shake? This month we focus upon the causes, symptoms and cures of “kennel cough,” a critical and contagious disease that is treatable if taken to an animal hospital on time. What is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough is a relatively common […]

I became an owner of Kirkwood Animal Hospital almost 40 years ago as I wanted to practice veterinary medicine my way. I wanted Kirkwood to be a valued resource and service to the community. My mission was to provide quality veterinary care by taking a systematic, sensible and individualized approach to each case while being […]

Our pets are domesticated animals with incredible visual, olfactory (smell) and auditory senses. This month, we focus upon your pet’s ears sharing how they function and how to keep them healthy and operating at the highest level. How our Pet’s Ears Work Whether floppy or standing up at attention, your pet’s ear is responsible for […]