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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. My 4 month old toy chihuahua is throwing up. Is he be really sick or could shots fix it? and he had long flat worms. What would work?

Vomiting in puppies can be very serious, particularly in small breeds.  Losing any volume of fluid through vomitus or stool can deplete their systems relatively quickly.  I would recommend that you have your puppy seen today. The veterinarian will examine … Continue reading

Q. I have a cat that 17 years old, is blind and deaf and can’t walk, i think I need to put it to sleep. Need prices.

Hello, I am sorry to hear that your cat’s quality of life has become poor.  Euthanasia (putting your cat down) is an incredibly tough decision, and we understand that you may be struggling with it.  As stewards to our pets, … Continue reading

Q. How do I know if my cat is nauseous?

It is important to be able to tell if your kitty is nauseous so that you can get them appropriate medical attention before the symptoms become worse. Some symptoms of nausea include: salivating, not eating, vomiting, grinding teeth, and even … Continue reading

Q. What does it mean if my cat is vomiting blood?

Vomiting blood can present itself in a couple different ways in cats. If the vomit contains bright red blood, then it is an indication of “fresh” bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. If the vomit contains very dark particles (similar to … Continue reading

Q. Is it safe to feed my dog cranberry supplements to balance out his urine pH?

Q: I think my dog’s urine is becoming too alkaline due to his long term diet of Canine U/D, prescribed to prevent calcium oxalate stones to recur.  He’s been getting UTI’s over and over again despite being on antibiotics twice.  … Continue reading

Q. My birds are not hand-tamed and desperately need their nails trimmed. Help!

Q: I have two budgies who are 2-1/2 yrs old. My Budgies nails have not been trimmed in quite some time.  My budgie (Tiki) has developed dry crusty feet, and one of his back toes is swollen into a small … Continue reading

Q. My turtle has injured his toenail. What do I do?

Q: i have a red-footed tortoise that somehow almost ripped his toenail completely off his back foot and it is barely hanging on. i was able to stop the bleeding w/KwikStop and i sprayed a pain relieving antibacterial spray then … Continue reading

Q. What’s the best flea and tick prevention medicine to use?

The short answer is that flea and tick medication is to be tailored to each individual pet’s needs.  Based on the pet’s age, breed, lifestyle and travel habits, there are many choices.  Dogs and cats should be on a heartworm … Continue reading

Q. What is wrong with my dogs eyes? Green discharge draining.

Although there are several underlying causes that may cause discharge from the eyes, a greenish color usually indicates bacterial overgrowth or infection.  An examination will help to determine whether an antibiotic is needed; however it is also important to identify … Continue reading

Q. We have a new Morkie puppy that we bought from a local breeder. What shots does she need at what ages and how much is the first visit to your office?

CONGRATS!!! Our puppy visits are tailored to the individual needs of your puppy.  In general, puppies will visit us every 3 weeks until the age of approximately 16-17 weeks.  Over the course of these visits we will perform full examinations … Continue reading