New Year's Resolutions for Healthy & Happy Pets

Jan 04 2018

Schedule two vet appointments this year- Pets need regular veterinary care to live long, healthy & happy lives.  The best time to bring your pet in is for a wellness exam. Seeing your pet when he or she is feeling good gives veterinarians a baseline to use in case of trouble.  We will also update needed vaccinations and discuss early disease detection blood and lab tests.   Schedule a dental cleaning - Besides bad breath, poor dental health can cause pain and lead to heart, liver & kidney disease. Learn more about pet dentistry... Don’t skip on exercise - Regular exercise maintains your pet's healthy weight, builds strength and endurance.  Exercise reduces behavior & medical problems associated with inactivity.  Do not let winter keep you from walking your dog - most dogs will retrieve balls or toys for hours! Encourage cats to be active with toys or laser pointers.  Cons ...

August 15th is Check the Chip Day

Aug 11 2017

Pet microchipping is a simple procedure performed by a veterinarian. A microchip for pets is about the size of a grain of rice (12mm) and inserted beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine vaccine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.