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We all know that pet ownership isn’t always easy — but our team of veterinarians and veterinary experts are here to help! Have you noticed a behavior change in your animal recently? Or perhaps you’re not sure if you need to bring them in to our animal clinic, or just wait it out?

You can send questions directly to our animal hospital and our team of veterinarians will promptly provide our insight!

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Q. How do I trim my dog’s nails?

Steve and Debbie demonstrate how to trim your dog’s nails. If you have any questions, or do schedule a time to bring your pet by for a nail trimming, contact us anytime.

Q. How do I clean my dog’s ears?

Jessica and Jamee from Pebble Creek Animal & Bird Hospital explain how to properly clean your dog’s ears while demonstrating the procedure on Hope, one of their patients.

Q. Why does my dog get so excited after his bath?

There are multiple reasons for dogs to get excited after a bath. It could simply be instinct! Most dog shampoos have perfumes that may smell pleasant to us but smell awful to animals. They try to roll around and rub … Continue reading

Q. I have a 2 month old cat that is suffering from central nervous system breakdown and is partially paralyzed. Any suggestions on how I should care for her?

Thanks for your message.  Unfortunately it sounds like your cat is very ill.  Your veterinarian will be best able to tell you whether there is a chance of recovery or not from the nervous system disease.  Is there any chance … Continue reading

Q. Our dog is shaking his head a lot and the inside of his ear is red and has a smelly brown fluid discharge. Any solution for this? We’ve been cleaning his ears with a water/vinegar solution or water/hydrogen peroxide.

It sounds like your pet has an ear infection.  Ear infections may be caused by bacteria, yeast, or even mites.  The first step in treating your pet’s ear infection is determining what type of infection it is.  Different medications will … Continue reading

Q. My dog was scratching at her nose and eyes. The last 2 inches of her nose was swollen to twice its usual size. Did something bite her? Is she allergic to something?

Facial swelling, especially of the muzzle/nose and around the eyes can be a sign of an allergic reaction.  Other symptoms can include hives, itching, pale gums, weakness and vomiting.  These reactions are seen most commonly with insect bites or stings … Continue reading

Q. Can you do an autopsy of a canary?

Our condolences on losing a pet.  We provide full diagnostic services including necropsy evaluations. The examination should be performed within the first 24 hours after death. Please contact us for further details.

Q. My Dog needs a Gastropexy surgery or Laparoscopic gastropexy. Do you do these kinds of surgery?

Prophylactic gastropexies are done in some deep-chested, large breed dogs to decrease the risk of Gastric Dilation and Volvulus (aka GDV or bloat).  Great Danes are the breed most at risk for this condition.  When a prophylactic gastropexy is performed, … Continue reading

Q. I have a cockatiel for 10 years, very healthy and for some reason he started picking his feathers. Why is this happening?

Feather plucking, or feather destructive behavior, is a very common and frustrating condition in our pet birds.  There are many causes ranging from malnutrition to liver disease, internal and external parasites, separation anxiety to inappropriate pair bonding between birds and … Continue reading