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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. I think my dog has arthritis….is there anything that can be done?

The term arthritis is used for any abnormal change in the joint. The normal joint has cartilage and fluid that act as a cushion and prevent two bones from rubbing together. As arthritis progresses, these cushions degrade and the joint … Continue reading

Q. Are dental programs without anesthesia safe?

Q. I recently received an email about Tsai getting a dental. He is 14 years old and while mostly in good health, anesthesia is always a concern. Another animal hospital is promoting a full dental program WITHOUT anesthesia. Do you … Continue reading

Q. Why is my dog so itchy?

Itching is a very common response to skin inflammation. There are a few broad categories of skin diseases that can cause this inflammation, including parasite infection (fleas, mites, ticks), bacterial infection, yeast infection, and allergies. Frequently, several of these processes … Continue reading

Q. My kids want a puppy for Christmas. Is that a good idea?

A new pet can make a wonderful gift with adequate planning. Continue reading

Q. Should I worry if my cat is not using the litterbox regularly?

Regular evaluation of your cat’s litterbox can provide a window to the health of your cat. There is an array of issues, both physical and behavioral, that can be gleaned from routine monitoring of litterbox habits. Continue reading

Q. I always seem to clip my dog’s nails too far and they bleed. How do I know how short to cut them?

Unfortunately, not all nails are created equal, one method doesn’t necessarily work for all.  If you dog has clear or light colored nails, all you have to do is look for the nice pink area on the nail called the … Continue reading

Q. How often should I clean my dogs teeth? And how do I do it?

Just like humans, you should brush your dog’s teeth every day, or at least every other day. Teeth Cleaning For Dogs You need to start with a clean mouth, so if you’ve never visited us for a dental cleaning for … Continue reading

Q. How do I brush my cat’s teeth?

Dental disease (especially periodontal disease) is the most common disease in our feline companions. It is also one of the most preventable and treatable disease. We can reduce or even prevent dental disease by feeding a crunchy diet and daily … Continue reading