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Emergency Care

Common Household Hazards for Cats & Dogs

With various dangers lurking in corners and cabinets, the home can be a minefield of poisons for our pets. Pets get exposed to toxic substances, many of which included everyday household products.

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Medical Info

Helping Your Dog with Osteoarthritis

A diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) in your dog can feel devastating and even overwhelming.

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Special Care

Pet Euthanasia & Cremation

A decision concerning euthanasia may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make for your pet.

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Pet Guides

Pet Dental Care Guide

No other procedure performed on small animals does more to help patients than periodic teeth cleaning and after care.

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Medical Info

Special Considerations for Senior Dog Care

Dogs older than seven years of age are considered senior pets. Senior dogs are in the stage of life in which the aging process is beginning to affect every organ system.

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Medical Info

Wellness Testing in Dogs

What is wellness testing? Wellness testing is the term given to a group of tests that is performed specifically to detect signs of early or subclinical disease in a pet that is apparently healthy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Senior Pet Wellness FAQs

Are you a parent to a senior pet? Learn more about the core components of Senior Pet Wellness Management and how you can best support your furry friend.

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Pet Guide

AAHA Professional Dental Care Guidelines

AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) recommended regular oral examinations and dental cleanings, under general anesthesia, for all adult dogs and cats.

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Emergency Care

First Aid Treatment of Common Pet Emergencies

Your pet will need a series of interventions medications to prevent anaphylactic shock. This type of allergic reaction can be fatal, and immediate treatment should be sought.

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Medical Info

Recognizing Pain in Aging Dogs

As dogs age, we generally see changes in their behavior. The playful ball-chasing and constant running around that we associate with puppies gives way to adult dogs napping in the sun and lounging during evening TV time.

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Medical Info

Pain Management for Dogs

In recent years, veterinarians have made great progress in understanding how dogs feel pain and the best ways to manage that pain. Many dogs will instinctively hide their pain as a survival mechanism, which, in the past, led well-meaning experts to presume that...

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Surgical Care

Post-Operative Instructions For Dogs

After arriving at home, you should keep your dog warm and comfortable by providing a soft clean bed, ideally in a quiet and draft-free room at a comfortable room temperature (68-75°F or 20-24°C).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Post-Surgery Care FAQs

After your pet has undergone major surgery and is now being discharged for continued care at home. Your job during the recovery period at home is just as important as the procedure.

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Surgical Care

Pre-Surgical Preparation and Testing

With modern drugs and sophisticated equipment, the risk associated with general anesthesia and surgery is minimal for the healthy pet. "The best way to minimize the risk for your pet is to have.."

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Pet Nutrition

Dogs and Raw Food Diets

Feeding your dog a raw food diet has the potential to be dangerous to both your dog and you. From a nutritional standpoint, such a diet has difficulty in balancing the ration among macronutrients.

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Emergency Care

Common Dog Emergencies

Emergencies occur suddenly and without warning. Stay prepared and aware about common dog emergences and how you can support your dog's healing.

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Surgical Info

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs & Cats

The word cruciate means 'to cross over' or 'form a cross'. The cruciate ligaments are two bands of fibrous tissue located within each stifle (knee) joint. They join the femur and tibia (the bones above and below the knee joint) together so that the knee works as a stable, hinged joint.

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