Dr. Chris Schwenk at our Animal Medical Clinic of Fairburn presented Emergency First Aid Kits for "Cord" and the other K-9 officers to Mayor Avery and Office Pridemore at a recent Fairburn City Council meeting. Thank you Officer Pridemore and Cord, for your service to our community!
It's Tick Season! Due to the relatively warm winter weather this past year, we are predicting an intense tick season this spring.
No matter if it’s a brand new puppy or a senior citizen dog, pet owners love to spoil their canine friends with bones. After all, what’s more natural than a dog with a bone? But our veterinarians warn that feeding bones is a gamble that could end up creating a very unnatural veterinary bill!
For several decades now, pet owners have been encouraged to be “responsible” and spay or neuter their pets. We all know that these surgeries can reduce the numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens. But, there is a deeper meaning to being a responsible pet owner. How else can we reduce shelter populations, save more animals and even enrich the lives of our pets at home?
Several different human foods can actually be dangerous to dogs and cats. We want to spread the word about a little known threat…Xylitol! Xylitol is an artificial sweetener used in sugar free gums and candies here in the United States. It was first developed in Europe in the 1960s, and was mainly for use by [...]
Anyone who has read James Herriot’s immortal novels about veterinary practice knows that much of the work he did with animals and pets he did by himself. The owners in the stories were either unable or unwilling to help and having any sort of assistant was reserved for extreme situations, like a difficult calving. Fast [...]
According to a recent survey,* more than half of U.S. dogs and cats are overweight. These pets are at a higher risk for developing serious medical problems, including arthritis, diabetes, breathing problems, and some forms of cancer. So how can you slim down your supersized pet and reduce the risk of these diseases? The answer [...]
Dr. Vince's recently adopted dog "Rue" October is Adopt-A-Dog Month across the U.S. This observance helps shine a light on the needs of the millions of dogs in shelters and rescues across the country who need homes. Although accurate numbers are hard to determine, it is estimated that 3 to 4 million pets [...]
With the recent rain and slightly cooler weather in Georgia, we are seeing mushrooms sprouting in many lawns. Several types of mushrooms can be poisonous to dogs. One single type of mushroom, called the "Death Cap" mushroom, is responsible for the majority of fatal mushroom poisoning cases in the world. This mushroom is native to [...]
Most of us are often looking for ways to save money. However, we urge our clients to be very aware of the risks of buying pet medications online. At times, trying to save a few dollars buy purchasing from the wrong internet site can have serious negative health consequences for your pet. Please read this [...]