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Cold Weather Caution

January 31, 2012

Winter is here and with it comes the cold weather. While dogs and cats have fur coats that help provide protection from the elements, they are not immune to cold weather. The ability to tolerate cold weather depends on a number of factors including size, thickness of coat, age, general health, cold weather acclimation, and…

Caring for Your Older Dog

January 31, 2012

Dogs age in a very similar way to humans, except that it happens faster. As they get older they begin to slow down, develop arthritis, have problems with vision or hearing, develop dental problems, may develop diseases such as diabetes or Cushing’s disease, develop liver or kidney problems, or even develop cancer. The best prevention…

Shop Online at AnchorAnimalHospital.com

January 31, 2012

Anchor Animal Hospital is proud to announce the launch of our pharmacy service online. Working with our trusted suppliers we now offer an online pharmacy providing many of the medications and diets available at the hospital. In addition, a number of items that we do not currently stock are available as well. Available products include…

Accreditation Matters: Healthier Practices, Healthier Pets

January 31, 2012

In the United States, all hospitals that serve people must be accredited, that is, they must undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. You might be surprised to learn that the same is not true for veterinary hospitals. When it comes to pet…

Are You Making The Best Decisions For Your Bird’s Health?

January 31, 2012

Many bird owners, in an attempt to give their bird the best possible diet, cage, and care, turn to a variety of books, pet store employees, or friends for advice. Often people take home mite protectors for parasite protection, cuttlebones for calcium supplements, seed mixes supplemented with millet sprays as treats, and sandpaper covered perches…

Antifreeze: A Deadly Poison to Our Pets

January 31, 2012

If you think your pet may have been poisoned contact: Animal Poison Control Center: 1-888-426-4435 Fall is a busy time of year for everyone. You’re getting kids back to school, trying to finish those summer projects, and getting the car ready for winter. This time of year we get concerned about one of the most…

Behind the Scenes: Drawing Blood

January 31, 2012

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…

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

January 31, 2012

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…

Internet / Catalog Prescriptions

January 31, 2012

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…

Pet Travel Check List

January 31, 2012

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…

Planning for Senior Care

January 31, 2012

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’…

Routine Blood Tests Save Lives and Dollars

January 31, 2012

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…