“Vetiquette”

A visit to the vet can be a daunting prospect for our patients as well as the people who love them. Whether your pet is coming in for a routine wellness visit and vaccines or because he’s sick or injured, there are some easy things to keep in mind that may help the...

Tips on Introducing Your New Cat to Resident Pets

Last year I went through the process of introducing my newly adopted cat to my two dogs. I admit that I was a bit hesitant to add a cat to the household knowing that neither of my dogs had any previous interactions with cats.  I knew that my dogs could be protective...

Cats and Litter Box Avoidance

Cats urinating or defecating outside the litter box is actually a pretty common problem that we see in the veterinary field. Sometimes there is a medical reason, such as painful hips or knees. The physical movement of getting in or out of the box or even posturing to...

Declawing Your Cat

This procedure had almost become the norm for anyone that has had a cat.  Most times when the spay or neuter surgery has been scheduled, the declaw is added right on with it.  Recently there has been discussion as to whether declaw procedures should actually be...

Extreme Squirrel Obsessive Disorder

Let’s talk about dog behavior, anxiety, and how awesome Dr. Parsons is. But first we have to start at the beginning of our story. My husband and I had put our old lab mix down the winter of 2017, Rooks and my husband had a very special bond so he did not want to get...

Let’s Talk About Fireworks

Happy Independence Day! The time has come for the fun-filled festivities in honor of our Country. While we may like to light up the night with fireworks and sparklers, we also need to be mindful of our furry babies during this time of the year. While some pets do well...