This month we would like to focus upon an issue among pets as they approach their “middle age,” a torn CCL. We’ll explain what happens, how to repair it, and how to help your pet avoid such situations. What is the CCL? CCL stands for the Cranial Cruciate Ligament and it connects your pet’s upper […]

Pets often visit us in an effort to obtain relief from their frequent scratching or licking. Often this is related to an allergy. For some pets, this is a seasonal condition while it may be a constant, year-long battle for others. This month we’ll explore pet allergies and how you can help your pets be […]

Walking your pet can always lead to unpredictable situations — such as meeting old friends or seeing an object that was previously unnoticed. But, at times, an outing can result in an unanticipated encounter with an aggressive pet. This month, we focus upon prevention and what to do if your pet is involved in an […]

In the world of people, our vision is the primary sense that helps us understand our environment. For our pets, their primary environmental sense is smell. This month, we focus upon the delicate topic of your pet’s anal glands — what you need to know and how to help keep your pet healthy. Anal Glands […]

With the New Year finally here, many of us have made resolutions to improve our lives. But, we should also consider making some important resolutions on behalf of our pets. This month, we focus upon a very easy but limited set of resolutions that can help your pet—and you. 1. Spend Time Together Typically, many […]

With the holidays rapidly approaching during a very challenging yer, we wanted to share some considerations when giving or receiving toys for your pets. Choking Hazards Choking occurs when a pet ingests an item that blocks an airway or induces uncontrollable coughing. Choking can be caused by small, large, soft or sharp items that fall […]

With the impact of the pandemic still evident upon all of us, we wanted to focus this month upon the importance of vaccinating your pet. What is a vaccine? A vaccine is a biological tool designed to stimulate and elevate your pet’s natural immune system to effectively thwart particular disease-causing agents, such as viruses, bacteria […]

Now that we’re all use to spending more time with our pets, limiting the risk of an unsupervised pet separation and ensuring their return is even more vital today. This month we focus upon the importance of pet identification, microchipping and pet tracking.   Pet Identification Beyond having your pet’s name on an identification tag […]

As our pets age, we need to provide them with additional love and support. This month we focus upon helping pets with arthritis. What is Arthritis? To begin, arthritis is the inflammation of the joints that is often manifested in decreased mobility due to pain, discomfort and stiffness. Over time, the joint cartilage (the cushion […]

Just like people, taking care of your pet’s teeth is essential for their comfort, happiness and long-term health. This month we review the importance and procedures to keep your pet’s teeth healthy. Importance of Healthy Teeth and Gums While the health of a pet is often viewed by their energy/activity level or desire to eat/drink, […]