Case of the Month: Pneumonia in a Puppy

The puppy had just been delivered to his happy owner. He was bouncing around, yapping, playing like a puppy should. And then he started to act tired. Real tired. His nose got snotty, he lost his appetite, he couldn’t seem to get comfortable. His owner knew something was wrong. As I entered the examination room, [...]

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and DHA Benefits Puppies

We’re keeping it short with this post, but I’ve got some cool information to share. It’s from a study that was recently published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Evaluation of cognitive learning, memory, psychomotor, immunologic, and retinal functions in healthy puppies fed foods fortified with docosahexaenoic acid–rich fish oil from 8 [...]

Volunteer For Animals Locally

So where should people turn if they want to help? It’s getting harder to tell the sheep from the wolves. Keep your money local, with people you can check up on. And, by all means, volunteer if you can. The animals you help personally will thank you themselves.

Dental Health: Overcrowding of the mouth

Dog’s teeth are not proportional to the size of their bodies. One would expect a Chihuahua’s teeth (for example) to be quite small and a Mastiff’s teeth to be quite large. But this is not the case, and it has implications for the health of the mouth. Overcrowding in the mouth is not a healthy situation, but we can help!

vaccination nation: Are we over-vaccinating our pets?, pt. 2

There is never a reason to give a puppy a vaccine that he or she doesn’t need. The purpose of a vaccine is prevent disease in the patients that are at risk for the disease. Dr. Ernie Ward joins us to talk about the importance of vaccines and which vaccines are important for puppies.

More Reasons to Spay/Neuter

Bob Barker told us to spay and neuter our pets to help control the pet population. There are more reasons to spay and neuter, and they involve the health of your pet. Here are some of those reasons.