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Puppy and Kitten Proofing Your Home

  • March 13, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

As a proud owner of two puppies and two kittens, I can relate with owners at home who have difficulty keeping household objects away from their pet’s mouths. Puppies and kittens are very curious creatures, and you know what curiosity can do! Keeping your pets safe at home is just a few simple steps away. Continue Reading

Finding the right breeder & asking the right questions

  • March 11, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

The very first thing I would like to point out is that there are never any 100% guarantees. Even if a puppy is from a long line of immaculately healthy dogs or cats, yours could still develop issues later. When you are looking for a purebred puppy/kitten, you need to find a reputable breeder. Making Continue Reading

Travelling with your pets?

  • March 8, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock Now that we are approaching spring/summer and vacation time, there are some things to remember when traveling with your pet. A few suggestions to help your summer plans run smoothly for every member of the family! Flying with your Pet Airlines have size restrictions for carry on pets and their carriers Continue Reading

Roundworm

  • March 1, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Zoonotic Potential – in your backyard? Spring is just around the corner, soon the birds will be singing, the days will grow warm again and we’ll be playing fetch in the yard or at park with our dogs. As refreshing as the warmer weather and the dog park sound, the outdoors can be a potential Continue Reading

Zoonotic Diseases – Ringworm

  • February 28, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Today’s topic is Ringworm! Wrongly named, this fungus affects the skin and is not a worm at all. These fungi feed upon dead cells of skin and hair, and in people it will cause a round red lesion that appears like a ring of scales on the outer edges and normal recovering skin in the Continue Reading

Zoonotic Diseases – Ringworm

  • Courtney Sherlock

  February 28, 2013 Today’s topic is Ringworm! Wrongly named, this fungus affects the skin and is not a worm at all. These fungi feed upon dead cells of skin and hair, and in people it will cause a round red lesion that appears like a ring of scales on the outer edges and normal Continue Reading

Zoonotic Diseases – Leptospirosis

  • February 26, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Have you seen any wildlife in your backyard lately? Sure, they are cute. However, Leptospirosis is a serious illness that can affect wildlife, dogs, cats and humans (however, it is rare in cats), and is caused by a certain spiral shaped bacteria. It is transmitted through urine of infected animals such as raccoons, skunks, squirrels Continue Reading

The Big Day

  • February 22, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

It’s that time! Dudley is now 6 months old, and at 50 pounds he is getting to be a big boy. Although Fiona is already spayed, Dudley’s hormones are raging and I thought it would be best to get him neutered before he starts developing bad habits. Thanks to Dr. Sherlock, Emily Burnie and the Continue Reading

Puppy proofing the house

  • February 17, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Puppy proofing the house is a continual learning curve. Things that I think could never be chewed are destroyed in seconds. Thankfully, Dudley has almost outgrown his chewing stage and he’s starting to calm down. Fiona on the other hand… well… she’s a different story. Fiona has a sock obsession. Sometimes I don’t even know Continue Reading

After Diagnosis, How Do We Monitor and Maintain Heart Disease?

  • February 9, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

My pet has a heart murmur?!? When I tell a client that their pet has a heart murmur, the most common reaction is usually a wide-eyed, ‘oh my goodness’ kind of look.  A heart murmur can sound scary but it isn’t necessarily bad news. Hearing a heart murmur simply means that the blood flow within Continue Reading