4 Diseases Your Pet Can Give You

When your animal gets a disease the question that a pet owner usually asks if they can contract it.  Sometimes the answer is no but sometimes the scary answer is yes. According to the...

Study : Petting Dogs and Cats can lower your stress level

A new Washington State University study has found that interacting with animals can decrease stress in humans. “Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact,” said Patricia Pendry, an associate professor in WSU’s Department of...

Help! My Cat has Ear Mites

Otodectes cynotis, most commonly called ear mites, are a common and relatively mild external parasite infection. Ear mites are parasites that live on the skin’s surface, especially on the skin lining of the ear...

Familiarize yourself with some signs of animal cruelty

Because animals cannot speak for themselves, it's up to US to speak for them and report animal abuse that is witnessed or suspected. While most people treat their pets well, if not like family,...

Is your cat showing aggressive behavior?

Aggression is the second most common feline behavior problem seen by animal behaviorists. Aggressive behavior can range from cats who hiss, to cats who attack. Cats who bite can inflict severe lacerations, which are painful...

How to Keep Your Pet Safe in Snow, Ice and Freezing Temperatures

They may have fur, but winter poses a real risk to pets as temperatures plummet and streets get covered in snow. Here’s some advice on keeping your pets safe during the chilly months: Bundle up...

Top 9 Most Common Veterinary Visits

Having to take your animal to the veterinarian can be very stressful. Hopefully, you only take your pet when they need their wellness examinations.  Unfortunately, throughout their lives, you may have to make a...

Financial Help for Veterinary Care Costs

Pets bring so much to our lives, but owning a pet comes with responsibilities. Among those responsibilities is the commitment to provide health care for your pet, and health care comes at a cost. In...

Is Pet Insurance Worth it?

As a veterinarian, the big question that always comes up in appointments is should someone purchase pet insurance. My answer is always, yes. Pet Insurance while may be something you never use,...

How do you know if your cat is too fat?

Obesity is the most common nutritional disorder in cats and can be detrimental to their health. Cats that are over nourished, lack the ability to exercise, or that have a tendency to retain weight...

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