January 16, 2017

Just because the temperatures have dipped doesn’t mean outdoor fun is over for the year. On the contrary, you can have just as much if not more outdoor adventure with your dog in the winter as in the summer, the rules just change a little to make winter hiking safe and...

December 16, 2016

Weight gain during the winter months is a problem for everybody, including dogs and cats. Some people think that because it’s the holiday's, its 'OK' to splurge on treats and snacks because their pets will lose the weight in the warmer months. It’s important to remembe...

November 30, 2016

As a veterinarian, one question I am asked fairly frequently is how to deal with biting or scratching behaviours in cats.  Let’s face it:  feline aggression can be a complicated, upsetting and potentially dangerous problem for cat owners.  Cat bites and scratches HURT...

November 16, 2016

Feeding your feline optimal nutrition not only requires an understanding of your cat’s unique nutritional needs, but also of their feeding behavior. In fact, understanding the nuances of feline feeding behavior can help combat one of the most common feeding disorders i...

October 18, 2016

If you think all the veterinary technician does is hold your pet still while your veterinarian takes care of the important things, the truth is veterinarians simply cannot practice medicine — without hardworking, well-trained, compassionate technicians, what I’m about...

October 15, 2016

We’ve all heard kittens meow to their mothers when they’re hungry, scared, or cold as a way to let mom know to come take care of them. But did you know that adult cats only meow to their human companions? Among themselves, cats will hiss, growl, and yowl to communicate...

September 30, 2016

Influenza is as contagious in dogs as it in humans, however unlike human flu, dog flu is not seasonal, and can strike any time.  A new strain of canine influenza is making waves across North America, and concerned dog lover should educate themselves on how to protect t...

September 15, 2016

Are your kids begging you to get a dog? Does your spouse want to add a furry family member to your household? Whatever the reason, bringing a new puppy or an older dog into your home can be a challenging undertaking. A physically active family that loves the outdoor li...

August 30, 2016

As of 2014, about 55% of cats are overweight or obese. “Pet obesity remains the leading health threat to our nation’s pets.” says Association for Pet Obesity Prevention founder Dr. Ernie Ward. “We continue to see an escalation in the number of overweight cats and an ex...

August 15, 2016

While some human foods are safe for felines, there several foods that are big no-no’s for your cat.

  First let’s talk about raw fish.  While sushi is usually safe for people, it can cause problems in cats, such as vomiting.  Certain raw fish contain an enzyme that ca...

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