Should I Make My Pet Vomit?

Unfortunately, our canine and feline friends do not always have the best judgment on what they should or should not eat. Inevitably, most pet parents will find themselves in a situation in which their beloved cat or dog has eaten something that is toxic – leaving us with the question: Should I make my pet [...]

Pre-Visit Medications for Your Pets!

Over 80% of dogs and cats experience fear and anxiety when they visit the vet’s office. Why is this important? Fearful and scared patients may not be able to be examined as thoroughly, and may not be able to have needed testing like a blood draw. They may have fear-based aggression which is a safety [...]

Don’t Snooze on Your Pet’s Annual Wellness Visit

Matilda has an important reminder: Don’t snooze on your pet’s annual wellness visit. Why you say? Routine wellness visits are a great way to help your pet live a healthy life for as long as possible. These visits can help us detect potential health issues early and may help you avoid larger treatment costs that [...]

Heartworm Awareness Month!

Spring is here, and along with April showers and warmer temperatures, comes an increase in mosquitoes! April is “Heartworm Awareness Month,” and it’s the perfect time to make sure your pets are up-to-date on their heartworm testing, treatment, or medication. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States [...]

Diabetes Mellitus – Not only for those with opposable thumbs!

What is diabetes mellitus (DM)? First, a quick overview – bear with us. The word diabetes comes from ancient Greek and means siphon, or running through (referring to the large volume of urine) and mellitus is Latin for sweet. The disease is appropriately named because diabetics are siphons for sweet urine. DM in animals works [...]

Are cicadas dangerous for pets?

photo credit Renee Grayson The 17 year cicadas are emerging in Cincinnati any day now – so what do pet owners need to know? Brood X last emerged in 2004, and is due to emerge in the coming weeks after heavy rain once the soil temperature warms up. There can be over a million adult cicadas per acre in certain areas. The adults will emerge from the ground with one goal: to reproduce. They will shed their skin, leaving them hanging b […]

3 steps to treat allergies in pets

Spring brings warm weather, flowers, and allergies, and it’s not just us humans who can be affected. Dogs and cats can have allergies to pollen, grasses, trees, food ingredients, and even to pet dander. So what can we do to help? ​ Allergy Symptoms:licking pawsscratching at armpitsscooting rear on the grounditchy facered itchy earsfrequent ear infectionshair losswatery eyesredness around the eyessneezing with clear spraycoughing (usually dry, not producti […]

Can pets catch Covid?

Photo credit: Big Ben in Japan www.flickr.com We’re almost a year into a global pandemic and starting to find out a few answers about this ever-changing virus. Here’s what pet owners should know about Covid-19.1. Yes. Dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and hamsters can catch Covid-19. Several research studies of pets in homes where a family member has had Covid-19 have confirmed that pets can catch Covid-19 from their humans. Most […]

Are poinsettias really poisonous to pets?

Poinsettias are widely believed to be poisonous to cats and dogs, but thankfully for all of us holiday decorators their toxicity is actually quite mild. Poinsettia sap can irritate the tissues of the mouth and stomach, but they will not cause any organ damage. What will you see:If your pet chews on the poinsettia, they may experience drooling, mild ulcers in the mouth, or an upset stomach with some mild vomiting.What to do:If […]

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