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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. 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

Q. Why is my cat shaking her head all the time?

Q: Good day, my cat keep shaking her head time after time, especially after I stroke her.I contacted RSPCA and they sad that it seems like she might have ear infection,or nits.I still have to register with them before I … Continue reading

Q. what does it mean if a kitten is pooping and peeing blood?

Any type of loss of blood from a small pet is concerning and your kitten should be examined as soon as possible by a veterinarian. The first step will be trying to determine whether the blood is coming from the … Continue reading

Q. I think my parakeet is sick or pregnant help!

Parakeets, or budgies as they are also known, are wonderful avian pets.  Their small size makes it very important to monitor their health very closely as seemingly small problems can become very serious rapidly. All pet birds are masters of … Continue reading