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The Importance of a Microchip

  • May 16, 2019
  • Diane Breton

A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip Continue Reading

5 Ways to HAVE FUN with your Cat!

  • Diane Breton

Cats have acquired many reputations as their media portrayal is always changing, but a persistent belief that continues to show up is that cats are lazy and uncooperative. Some people would probably say, “If you want a fun animal, get a dog!” The truth is that there are many ways to engage with cats to Continue Reading

Feces eating in Dogs and Cats: Why do they do that?!!

  • Diane Breton

Eating feces (known as coprophagia) is a frustrating thing. You may have a dog or cat that is constantly trying to eat their own (or others) feces and unfortunately this can be a hard habit to break. There is nothing worse than chasing your dog around the backyard as he playfully runs away, or seeing Continue Reading

Crazy Things Pets Eat!

  • March 5, 2019
  • Diane Breton

In the run of a year, we find ourselves needing to do surgery on both dogs and cats to remove “foreign bodies” from their digestive tract because for some reason they thought they should eat things they shouldn’t!  Here are some of the most common, and some of the strangest things, we have seen.   Continue Reading

Ear Infections

  • Diane Breton

Many pet owners will experience their pet having an ear infection. Ear infections can be acute or chronic and generally have a successful outcome when treated properly. Symptoms of ear infections include head shaking, itching/scratching/pawing at ears or side of face, redness and inflammation, debris in ear(s), painful ear(s) (not willing to be touched/scratched there), Continue Reading

Common Winter Injuries in Dogs

  • Diane Breton

While some dogs avoid the cold and snow, others love to run and play in all types of weather!  For the most part, playing/walking/running in the snow is great exercise and is safe for all dogs to do.  Sometimes we will see problems in bad weather if they overdo it or have an accident. The Continue Reading

Meet Nepeta!

  • Diane Breton

If you were to poll veterinary employees about their pets, you would find that the majority have minimum one oddball. It might be due to a medical condition that developed after we’ve had them, but sometimes we know that we are committing to a pet who needs unique care. Our technician Christie knew exactly what Continue Reading

Meet Rooney!

  • Diane Breton

If you have ever seen a greyhound run, you know that they are FAST. They tend to bide their energy through lengthy naps, and then when they let that energy out by running, they really go all out! Winter weather seems to bring out enthusiasm in many dogs, who will play in the snow and Continue Reading

Hazardous Human Foods Pets Should Avoid

  • Diane Breton

We all like to give our pets some special treats every once in a while.  There are many foods that are obvious to avoid.  However, some foods are not that obvious.  Below is a list of common human foods to avoid. Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages and food products made with alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, ataxia, Continue Reading

Puppy and Adult Classes

  • July 6, 2018
  • Diane Breton

Getting a new puppy suddenly floods your house with excitement, and soon the stuffing of all the plush toys you recently bought him. A puppy’s curious nature leads them to explore anything and everything with amazing bravery for such a small creature. This phase of puppy growth should be used for socialization! Positive interactions with Continue Reading