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“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...

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...

Canine Reproduction

Making the decision to breed your canine friend is not a decision to take lightly. There are many steps to take to ensure your dog produces healthy offspring. Shelters are crowed with dogs all across the country and therefore unwanted dogs are euthanized daily. So...

Traveling With or Without your Pet

Will you have the opportunity to sneak away for a vacation in the near future?  I hope so!  Maybe you have an upcoming business trip or arrangements to see family soon.  As a pet owner, the care of your pet is part of your travel planning whether your pet is...