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...

Are You Using Enrichment?

Enrichment is anything that changes your pet’s daily life. This term is well known and discussed in Zoos and Aquariums as an important part of captive animals lives, but have you considered this an important part of your pets life? We as animal lover talk about animal...

Flea and Tick Preventatives

The snow has melted (finally!) & spring fever has hit.  May is Lyme Disease Prevention month.  But that is not the only critter outside ready to hitch a ride on your pet. Fleas & numerous other types of ticks are out in full force. The parasites will remain...