Pet Cold Safety - 10 Tips for Plummeting Temperatures

  Across much of the United States, the winter months bring colder temperatures, ice, and snow. Fresh snowfall can be beautiful and even fun for your pet at times. But the cold weather also brings challenges to keeping your pet healthy and safe. Prevention is the best way to protect your pet’s wellbeing and keep them out of the emergency room. Here are 10 pet cold safety tips…

Read More

Help Your Pet Peel off Pounds and Reach a Healthy Weight

  It’s that time of the year when many people make resolutions to get healthy. These resolutions often include shedding unwanted pounds. Did you know your pet might also benefit from weight loss? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, around 54% of dogs and 60% of cats are overweight. Being overweight can significantly impact their health and longevity. So, while you’re on the New Year’s Resolution train, bring your pet along for…

Read More

Aquatic Turtle Care Recommendations

Aquatic Turtles Aquatic turtles are beautiful, intelligent, and captivating pets that require dedicated care. With appropriate care and habitats, turtles will delight owners with their behavior and interactions. Housing/Enclosure Aquatic turtles need a large enclosure. As a general rule, the water depth should be at least one and a half to two times the turtle’s carapace (shell) length. For example, a five-inch turtle will need a 40-55 gallon tank. Space should be doubled for turtles…

Read More

Staging and Treatment of Oral Tumors in Dogs

Oral tumors account for around 6% of all canine tumors, including both benign and malignant tumors.  The most common oral tumors in dogs include: melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, sarcomas, and ameloblastomas. The initial treatment of oral tumors is often similar. However, the definitive treatment options and prognosis is highly variable based on the individual tumor type, as well as its stage. In a large number of cases, tumors are identified incidentally during annual dental exams. …

Read More

‘BEG’ Diets and DCM in Dogs: Recommendations Regarding Diagnosis and Management

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs is a primary myocardial disease characterized by enlargement and decreased function of one or both ventricles. The disease is progressive, resulting in worsening cardiac function, heart enlargement, and ultimately congestive heart failure. Other complications include arrhythmias, syncope, and/or sudden death. The classic form of DCM in dogs is naturally occurring and heritable, most commonly observed in breeds such as Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes, and Irish Wolfhounds. Patients with this form…

Read More