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Preparing Your Pet for a Calm Vet Visit

Preparing Your Pet for a Calm Vet Visit

Regular veterinary visits are necessary for your pet's health, but the associated fear and anxiety they may cause are not. Many pet owners delay preventive care because of their pet's extreme stress at the veterinary clinic.  Don't let anxiety keep your pet out of the...

Allergy Symptoms in Your Pet

Allergy Symptoms in Your Pet

With spring and summer here, it means that allergy season is upon us. While humans sniff and sneeze throughout these summer months, you might notice that your pet experiences different symptoms. You might experience allergies through your respiratory system, but...

Helping Your Cat Enjoy the Vet

Helping Your Cat Enjoy the Vet

When was the last time you took your cat to visit the veterinarian? We realize that a visit to your vet is not often your cat's favorite thing to do, but regular veterinary care is essential for the lifelong health of your feline friend. Cats are masters at hiding...

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

In response to the social distancing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are requesting clients comply with a few changes at our hospital. We will continue to provide vital veterinary care and take all precautions to keep our staff & clients healthy. Our...

FAQs Pet Owners Ask Me About Dental Care

FAQs Pet Owners Ask Me About Dental Care

Written by Dr. Steve Hampton Do my pet’s teeth hurt? If you have ever had a tooth ache, you know the pain! 80% of dogs and cats over three years of age have some type of dental disease. Unless your pet is one of the fortunate 20%, they would probably appreciate having...

5 Tips Before Boarding Your Pets

5 Tips Before Boarding Your Pets

Traveling over the holidays? Now is the best time to prepare your pet for their stay away from home. 1. Puppies or kittens should be left with a trusted family member or pet sitter. The very young are more susceptible to infectious diseases that may be encountered in...

In January We Focus on Senior Pet Health Care

In January We Focus on Senior Pet Health Care

Every January we focus on Senior Pet Health Care. Your senior pet needs special care to help keep them healthy and happy for as long as possible. On average, we consider cats and dogs to be a senior around seven years of age. The larger the breed of dog the faster...

Fall Flea Surge

Fall Flea Surge

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can stop treating your pet for fleas!  In most areas fall is the worst season for fleas. Dr. Michael Dryden, professor of veterinary parasitology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, calls...

Don’t Be Surprised By Heartworm Disease!

Don’t Be Surprised By Heartworm Disease!

Heartworm disease is a progressive condition that can be fatal!  Dogs, cats, and ferrets can all become infected with the parasite after being bitten by an infected mosquito.  One infected dog can greatly increase the risk of infection to other dogs in the...