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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As much as we think our pets would never leave our side, millions of animals do end up wandering away from their homes every year. Some will rejoin their families, thanks to high tech identification like microchips, but many end up in shelters, some go to new homes and a few are even taken for [...]
Becoming a veterinarian not only takes passion and intelligence, but a fair amount of sacrifice and commitment as well. The degree of “Doctor of Veterinary Medicine” or “Veterinary Medical Doctor” is one of diversity and certainly a rewarding profession.
Recently, many dogs have become sick after eating chicken jerky treats made in China. Click here for details. Click here for information about the top 3 brands linked to chicken jerky illness in dogs. We commonly recommend fruits and veggies as treats for your dog. Baby carrots are an excellent choice and they are [...]
Think all cats like Catnip and all cats hate water? Click here to find out the truth.