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Endoscopy – Blue

Blue is a 14 year old Catahoula Dog who ate an electric blanket last week. He has been doing well at home but started vomiting last night and this morning. This morning he also vomited a piece of a blanket.

Pet Dental Health

It is estimated that 80 percent of people brush their teeth every day, but far fewer pet owners do the same for their pets. Pet Dental Health Month, celebrated every February, teaches pet owners that proper dental hygiene is equally as important for their pets.

Routine Exams

It is common practice for pet owners to bring their new puppies and kittens to see a veterinarian for an examination, vaccines, and even to have them spayed and neutered. These puppies and kittens will then go home with their new families and typically don’t see a veterinarian again until it is time for their booster vaccines or they become ill.

Risks of Raw Meat Diets

Foods containing raw meat and raw meat by-products have been available for many years to zoo’s and other privately used facilities. Over the past few years there has been an increasing awareness of raw meat foods in the general dog and cat community. These foods are now available commercially and gaining widespread popularity.

Heat Health Hazards

Perhaps the most anticipated time of year, summer is a time of relaxation, rejuvenation, and activity for both people and their animals. It is the most popular time of year to travel and participate in outdoor sports and activities, many of which involve pets.

Holiday Health Risks

The holiday season is a time of celebration, appreciation, and tradition for all of us. Our homes become filled with decorations while our stomachs become filled with holiday cookies, chocolate, and candy. These new sights, sounds, and smells are all part of the holidays but many of the traditions we enjoy can be dangerous and even life threatening to our pets.

Having a Positive Experience at the Dog Park

Having a Positive Experience at the Dog Park

Dog parks: they are great for socialization, exercise, and mental stimulation for many dogs. But certain dogs may feel threatened or anxious. Whether you and your dog have a good dog park experience or a bad one depends largely on your understanding of your dog, advanced preparation, proper training, and good etiquette.

Fun Cat Trivia

Fun Cat Trivia

Cats are amazing animals. They have become one of the most popular pets because of their playfulness, independent nature, daily low-maintenance lifestyle, and affectionate personalities. Enjoy these fun facts about your favorite feline.

A group of kittens is called a kindle; a group of cats is called a clowder.

Flea Preventative Medications: Oral vs. Topical

Flea Preventative Medications: Oral vs. Topical

Fleas are not only a source of irritation and frustration, but they also pose a serious health threat to animals. These tiny external parasites can carry a variety of diseases, including bubonic plague, and severe infestations may cause deadly levels of blood loss in very small or young pets, according to national animal welfare organizations.

How to Keep Your Cat from Getting Fat

How to Keep Your Cat from Getting Fat

A fat cat may appear happy and provide visitors with a source of amusement, but feline obesity is certainly no laughing matter. Cats who carry excess weight have a heightened risk for diabetes, cancer, liver problems, degenerative joint pain and other conditions that could severely curtail its quality of life.