One of the most common orthopedic injuries seen in dogs is a torn anterior cruciate ligament, or "ACL". This ligament is inside the knee and helps to hold the two main bones (femur and tibia) of the rear leg in alignment. A torn "ACL" is a very common athletic injury in people but commonly occurs [...]
Most dogs and cats have surgery at least once in their life, most commonly to be spayed and neuter. At The Animal Medical Clinics, our goal is to provide the safest, most compassionate and pain-free surgical experience for your pet. Occasionally we are asked why surgery might cost more at our veterinary hospitals compared to "spay-neuter clinics". Generally speaking, the difference in price is usually related to the differences in how anesthesia and surgery is performed. We will never sacrifice the well-being and safety of your pet for price. Please click the "Surgery for Your Pet" link on the left for our list of important items for all surgical patients.
All ticks come in small, medium and large sizes.Ticks have four main life stages: eggs (the smallest size), larvae (equivalent to a grain of sand) nymphs (the medium size, about the size of a poppy seed) and adults (the largest size, about the size of an apple seed). Ticks crawl up.Ticks live on the ground no [...]
You can count on us to help derail the whole flea problem. We’re experts when it comes to flea allergies and flea prevention. Prevention is simple and affordable.
You can tell a lot about your pet by looking at them. But one thing you can’t see is their heart. Is it healthy, or not? A pet may have heart disease and even the most observant owners may not realize it. Heart disease affects pets of all ages. For example, certain breeds of dogs and cats are [...]
CPR guidelines for cats and dogs were just recently released. We hope you will never have to use CPR on a member of your family or one of your friends but it is important to know just in case something unfortunate happens. This is a short yet informative article on the new CPR Guidelines for [...]
From springtime through the late fall, many people are subject to seasonal allergies. But people are not the only ones suffering. For our dogs and cats, these same seasons can bring intense itching and discomfort. Yes, it seems our pets can get their own "hay fever".
Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that can infect almost all mammals and birds. Experts in zoonotic diseases estimate that about 50% of humans worldwide have this parasite! This parasite is considered to be a significant concern because of its zoonotic potential. A "zoonotic" disease is one that can be transmitted from animals to humans. [...]
Whether they call it a “fecal sample” or “stool specimen”, pet owners often wonder why their animal doctors have such a fascination with something that should be left in the backyard or litter box. As it turns out, checking your pets’ feces just might keep the people in your family from getting seriously sick! It [...]
There are many differences between dogs and cats. These two videos are great examples. We love them all the same!