Behind the Scenes: Drawing Blood

As with any procedure, veterinary professionals take care to minimize your pet’s stress during a blood draw. Dr. Greg Pietsch says “We do the blood draws as quickly as possible to minimize stress. There are a variety of veins that we use to draw blood including the jugular vein of the neck and veins in […] Read more »

Heartworm disease….Isn’t that just a dog problem?

Heartworm is a parasite (Dirofilaria immitis) which lives in the blood stream of the heart and lungs. The natural host of this parasite is the dog and as most people with dogs know we have been treating dogs with heartworm preventative medications for decades. Recently we have begun to realize that the heartworm parasite can […] Read more »

Internet / Catalog Prescriptions

BEFORE YOU PURCHASE YOUR PET’S MEDICATIONS CONSIDER THESE FACTS 1. Many companies only honor product guarantees when a veterinarian prescribes and sells the product. Purchases from unauthorized distributers such as Internet pharmacies and mail-order catalogs don’t qualify for this guarantee. For example, Merial, the manufacturer of Heartgard, will only honor their guarantee if Heartgard is […] Read more »

Pet Travel Check List

With the holidays just around the corner we know that many people will be travelling with their pets. We want to help everyone be prepared for their trip so that both owner and pet make it to their destination happy and safe. Click the link below to view the checklist to help you get ready […] Read more »

Planning for Senior Care

Our pets are living longer than ever thanks to high quality pet foods and preventative veterinary care. Just as people, pets develop problems as they age. Common problems that we see with older animals include dental disease, arthritis, and kidney or liver disease. Symptoms of age-related diseases are often subtle or vague. Changes in pets’ […] Read more »

Routine Blood Tests Save Lives and Dollars

Most animals will hide any illness or pain as much as possible. Many times they will not show physical symptoms until a disease is in an advanced state. We recommend that senior pets should have routine blood testing every 6 – 12 months. These blood tests help veterinarians detect illnesses and infections early. Early detection […] Read more »

Online Pharmacies

Most veterinarians maintain a well stocked pharmacy to provide on-site medications for their patients. These medications are purchased directly from reputable distributors and you can trust that they have been handled and stored properly. A number of on-line pharmacies are available as alternatives to pet owners. Some of these pharmacies spend millions of dollars in […] Read more »

Wellness Exams

The best way to help ensure that your pet has a happy and healthy life is to have regular wellness exams by your veterinarian. Pets cannot tell you when something is wrong; in fact many pets will do their best to hide illnesses. Physical examinations and discussion of your pet’s behavior, activity, appetite, etc with […] Read more »