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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. We have a Springer Spaniel who appears to be developing a fairly bad case of springer rage syndrome. I understand I should talk to a veterinary behaviorist about this. Please advise.

Thank you for your question.  It sounds like you understand that aggression of any type or reason is unacceptable and that you need to seek help for your pet.  A professional dog behaviorist is a great place to start.  There are … Continue reading

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. 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. 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

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. 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. 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