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Spaw Days are Fear Free !

By |2019-12-10T15:39:15+00:00December 10th, 2019|Fear Free|

Buddy is back & was caught on camera enjoying his FEAR FREE SPAW DAY! Did you know that every dog that boards in our climate-controlled kennel gets a royal treatment the day they are scheduled to be picked up? Buddy gave us a little taste of why our FEAR FREE SPAW DAYS are in such [...]

Cat Labored Breathing ?

By |2019-12-06T07:31:42+00:00December 6th, 2019|Cats|

Difficulty breathing is not the same as a shortness of breath Dyspnea, which means difficulty breathing, occurs when a pet is having the feeling of shortness of breath. The true term dyspnea shouldn’t be confused with tachypnea which means an increased respiratory rate. Semantically there’s a difference between these two words. When you go jogging [...]

Cherry Eye in Dogs

By |2019-11-25T10:16:29+00:00November 25th, 2019|Specialty Services|

🍒 👁 = 3rd Eyelid Disorder (located @inside corner of the eye). The 3rd Eyelid is a membranous structure that contains glands & normally you aren’t able to see it. With 🍒 👁 this 3rd eyelid shifts out of its normal position & becomes swollen & inflamed, resembling a 🍒 ! The reason for 🍒 [...]

Belly Ache or Pancreatitis ?

By |2019-11-22T11:19:40+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Dogs|

Pancreatitis in dogs is a life threatening disease that is difficult to diagnose. The pancreas is an important organ that helps your dog with digestion. When your dog's pancreas is inflammed (pancreatitis) every attempt at eating can make your dog's condition even worse ! Presenting signs are common & nonspecific & can include vomiting, diarrhea, [...]

Puppy Foreign Body ?

By |2019-11-20T07:18:58+00:00November 20th, 2019|Dogs|

Sometimes puppies 🐶 swallow 🥑 pits that can be very dangerous ! Watch Dr. 🐾 🥼Man explain how we help Nova avoid 🚑 surgery 🚨 to remove this avocado 🥑 pit ! We prevented a possible exploratory surgery by making her 🤮 the 🥑 pit !

Puppy Hypoglycemia

By |2019-11-07T15:40:44+00:00November 7th, 2019|Dogs|

Sometimes a new & very small 🐶 will refuse to eat which increases their risk of developing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This condition is life threatening 🏥 in small puppies ! An old trick I learned many years ago is to heat up a prescription diet (Science Diet A/D) for about 5 seconds in the [...]

Fear Free Hercules !

By |2019-10-25T10:14:30+00:00October 25th, 2019|Fear Free|

Hercules 🐱 was homeless & only a few days old when his dad James rescued him from a 🏈 field. Hercules & dad share a strong & obvious bond. Hercules began hissing 😞 in the room when his carrier was opened ! Hissing = FAS (Fear/Anxiety/Stress) We reacted immediately to his FAS with a considerate [...]

Nike Beat Cancer !

By |2019-10-18T11:45:07+00:00October 18th, 2019|Specialty Services|

Nike is a Mast Cell Tumor (MCT) Survivor 🐕 ! 3 months ago he had a large 😣 painful lump on his knee ! Ultrasound revealed that Nike’s tumor was spreading to his lymph nodes & removing his leg was not appropriate treatment. We referred Nike to Dr. Villamil a 🐶 Oncologist at Pet Cancer [...]

Taking the Pet Out of Petrified: What Fear Free Certification Means for Your Pet

By |2019-10-17T16:03:21+00:00October 17th, 2019|Fear Free|

Peanut’s past A tiny, terrified Chihuahua—appropriately named Peanut—enters her regular veterinary hospital for a nail trim, snuggled deep in her owner’s arms. The assistant who attempts to pry her from under the owner’s elbow is met with a snarl of snapping teeth. This poor pup has had some less-than-pleasant veterinary experiences. A timid dog, she [...]