What is Normal?

Your pets are unique individuals. Each has their own habits about when and how much they eat, sleep, exercise and temperament. By paying close attention to their daily routine you will not miss early signs that something is amiss. A pet who is eating, drinking and...

Is your dog shedding too much?

Shedding hair allows your dog’s coat to release unhealthy or damaged hair and make room for new growth. Pet hair grows in three phases. The initial rapid phase, then a short phase at the end of growth, followed by the resting stage. Current research suggests that shed...

Canine Influenza

Canine influenza has been making headlines. This is a relatively new disease and nearly all dogs are susceptible to infection. Dog flu was first seen in racing greyhounds in Florida and has spread to 40 states in the past decade. There was an outbreak of a new strain...

Holiday Cheer

The holidays are near and with them come food and holiday cheer. Observing simple precautions can make the holidays fun for your pets too. Pets may be the gift that keeps on giving or might the gift that gets given away. If you choose to gift a pet, allow the...

We Are Like Cats

There are two kinds of people. Those who adore cats and those who think that cats are aloof and untrainable. Non-cat people might better relate to cats if they realized how similar we truly are. Cats enjoy companionship and benefit from social interaction as much as...

Lumps and Bumps

Pets of any age may sprout growths on or under their skin. These need to be examined to diagnose what type of tumor it is. We perform a procedure called an aspiration biopsy. This is a relatively painless procedure consisting of using a very fine needle to collect...

Stress In Owned Cats

Facing long lines at the grocery store, the roundabout or the movies, you think your life is stressful? Well, what about your cat? Cats are exposed to a variety of stressors, which may have a bad effect on their welfare. Common stressors include environmental changes,...