As state and local guidelines change, please know that Kirkwood is vigilantly following and evaluating all COVID protocols recommended for a safe re-opening.   We would like to update you on our status for the upcoming weeks. We are extending our appointment time slots to every half hour to accommodate COVID social distancing protocols. […]

Now that we’re in late spring, it’s time to be on the lookout for both fleas and ticks. While both are present in our area year-round, they are more active between March through June. Fleas Unfortunately, fleas are more than a nuisance for your pet as they present real health risks. Fleas can carry tapeworm […]

With the current shelter in place mandate, many of us have spent time online searching for medical information. This month’s newsletter shares the type of pet-related information that you can reliably trust, and when you should seek the experience and expertise from a veterinarian. The Need for Professional Diagnoses A great deal of formal training […]

Emergency Order Hours and Activities All of us at Kirkwood Animal Hospital are committed to doing our best in complying with the guidelines for minimizing COVID-19. During the mandated “Shelter in Place,” veterinary care is deemed an essential health service. Open for Emergencies, Sick and Injured Patients We are open during our normal hours of […]

With recent news and actions focused upon containing the corona virus in humans, we wanted to address any owner concerns regarding the impact that COVID-19 might have upon your pets. Background Current thinking and historically, the majority of viral epidemics are not readily transmitted from people to their dog or cat — and vice versa. […]

This month we wanted to focus upon a relatively common problem named a Urinary Tract Infection, or UTI. UTIs can be both painful and very harmful to your pet — and they require immediate identification and treatment. What is a UTI? A UTI is typically a bacterial infection that occurs within your pet’s lower urinary […]

With the New Year and new decade upon us, it’s time to reevaluate the wellness plan for your pet. This means reviewing your pet’s diet, exercise plan and conducting the annual visit. We look forward to helping you keep your pet healthy and happy in 2020 and beyond. Pet Wellness Our exclusive focus at Kirkwood […]

With the New Year upon us, we wanted to explore the potential health benefits of CBDs for pets. Based upon inquiries and as many people are familiar with the use of CBD oil among humans, we thought it might be helpful to share some information regarding the health potential for our beloved pets. Overview For […]

With the holidays now upon us, it’s time to think about sharing the goodwill with friends and family — which includes, of course, our pets. This month we wanted to highlight tips to ensure any pet gifts or treats are safe, nutritious and enjoyable. Toys Toys are great ways for owners to interact with their […]

With the holidays quickly approaching, this month we wanted to focus upon obesity and how you can help your pet avoid the health challenges associated with this unnecessary condition. The Basics The determination as to whether your pet gains or loses weight is governed by a very simple formula: Calories of Food Eaten – Calories […]