On Their Own Again

If you’re headed back to work after staying home for COVID-19 precautions, your dog may have some trouble adjusting. After spending long periods of time together, being on their own may be difficult for some pets. Watch for signs of stress and depression and try these tips to help them with being alone again. Exercise. With less time for long walks with you, your pup may appreciate doggie daycare or visits from a dog walker to provide stimulation while you’re at work. Dogs need to be up to date on all vaccines and parasite preventive for doggie daycare, so if […]

New Furry Baby? We Can Help!

Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations! A new furry friend is always cause for celebration. We can help your furry baby start off on the right paw with these important steps. Vaccinations with boosters are especially important for young puppies and kittens as they do not have full immunity from many serious infectious diseases. For example, the parvo virus in dogs and panleukopenia in cats are both deadly gastrointestinal diseases. It’s critical to ensure your puppy or kitten has completed the entire series of combo vaccinations to keep him or her protected. A wellness visit is important […]

Safe Fun In the Summertime

Summer may be a bit low-key this year, but as we venture outside more it’s important to keep your pet safe. Here are a few tips to help: Heat kills! Never leave your pet in a car, even for a quick trip. On a sunny 70-degree day, your car can heat up to over 100 degrees in minutes. Hot asphalt will scorch your pet’s paws—so if it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for your pooch. We know that there may not be many large-scale July 4th celebrations this summer, but people still love fireworks and will likely be […]

Just a Quick Reminder…

…that for everyone’s safety, these COVID-19 procedures for vet appointments are still in place: We are still using curbside drop-off and pick-up for basic tech appointments, grooming, and boarding as well as medication refills and food orders. Clients may come into the building for vet exams and will be escorted directly to the room where everything will be handled – exam, check-out, and payment. Clients are not permitted to gather in the lobby and we kindly request that clients who enter the building have a mask. If you are actively sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that […]

Did You Watch the Tiger King? Read This!

As a veterinarian, I care about the health and welfare of all animals—not just the ones I treat. Which is why I am writing to you today to ask a personal favor. Chances are you’ve seen, or at least heard about, The Tiger King. This Netflix documentary focused on Joe Exotic, a big cat breeder and hoarder who exploited and abused tigers and other exotic animals at his “zoo” in Oklahoma. What the program failed to focus on was the terrible living conditions of his animals, and what has happened to the tigers since that time. Luckily, many of Joe Exotic’s […]