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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 puppy is throwing up his food and foam. What could that mean?

Thank you for your question.  Vomiting in puppies can be serious. They can contract viruses, ingest foreign objects or have congenital problems which could be causes.  We would need to examine your puppy and could recommend a course of action … Continue reading

Q. How do I protect my pet and family from parasites?

If left untreated, intestinal parasites quickly reproduce in your pet’s intestinal tract and produce eggs, which then contaminate the yard when the pet defecates. These eggs become infective, and are the source of most zoonotic infections. Regular deworming of your … Continue reading

Q. I’ve been hearing a lot about FIP recently. I know it’s a virus that causes upper respiratory infections but what is it exactly? Can cats be vaccinated for it? How can we prevent our furbabies from getting it?

FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) is a virus that originates in the cat’s intestines as a Coronavirus (a essentially benign virus that most cats carry). For reasons we have yet to understand a particular Coronavirus particle in a particular cat can … Continue reading

Q. My 10.5 month old Pomeranian has been choking/coughing on and off, but seems fine otherwise. I know small dogs often have mild trachea issues or reverse sneezing. We had switched food around the same time as the choking started, then switched back today and already seems to be coughing less. Can a food allergy cause the coughing/choking?

It’s true that small breed dog often have tracheal problems that can cause coughing but there are many other causes of cough. First would be to determine if your pet is truly coughing. Reverse sneezing and gagging can be mistaken … Continue reading

Q. I have a male and female rabbit and I was wondering if you spay and neuter rabbits. What is the cost for each including medication?

Yes we do. We would always recommend a full examination prior to surgery to ensure that your rabbit is healthy and doing well before going forward with general anesthesia and surgery ($56).  Once we are sure that he/she is doing … Continue reading

Q. Would your company consider a 14 year old volunteering. She loves animals and wishes to become a vet one day. She will clean pet sit anything.

Hello, We often have requests for volunteering and are appreciative and flattered that there is such interest in our field and our practice. We do not take volunteers because we have an extensive externship and internship program and there has … Continue reading

Q. What’s is an ear cytology for?

An ear cytology is a laboratory procedure that allows us to microscopically (under a microscope) see what is ‘growing’ in a patient’s ear. Although we will do a comprehensive physical examination and look into your pet’s ears with an otoscope … Continue reading

Q. Why Does My Rabbit Need a Wellness Exam?

Pebble Creek Animal Hospital‘s Dr. Borderieux explains why your rabbit should get regular wellness exams.

Q. What are your thoughts about putting my pet on a health insurance plan?

With Trupanion, you’ll be able to provide your pets the best medical care possible.  You can enroll with a low monthly premium and no deductible, or customize your plan to fit your budget.  Trupanion is an affordable way to protect your … Continue reading

Q. Why is my kitten peeing on my furniture instead of her litter box?

There are several reasons for a cat to urinate outside the litter box.  She may have a bladder problem such as an infection or crystal/bladder stones.  These cause her to be uncomfortable and intermittently avoid the box.  This may also … Continue reading