My dog is 12 years old and needs a dental cl...

July 25, 2018

            When purchasing a new pet, it is worthwhile to spend some extra time to make sure you are getting a healthy, good quality animal.  While some of these ideas apply to obtaining a animal from the animal shelter, all of them pertain to purchasing an animal fro...

May 22, 2018

Veterinarians are often asked questions ranging a wide breadth of topics centering on horse health and performance.   A common query we often encounter on our daily drive-about is often centered on horses who bite or itch, especially at their sides.  Why is this?...

May 8, 2018

We get asked all the time “why does my small dog get the same size vaccine as my large dog?”

The answer? Vaccines are not based on the weight of a dog. There isn’t a “Low dose” or “High dose” of vaccines, because it’s the dogs immune system that is essentially doing all...

April 12, 2018

Has your previously litterbox trained cat suddenly started urinating and defecating outside of his/her box?  Have they begun to go in odd places such as rugs, sinks or even on your bed?  You may be wondering why this change in behavior is occurring.  The most common an...

March 28, 2018

            Water consumption in the dog and cat serves the primary function to maintain hydration in the body.  Excessive water consumption may be due to a medical concern or a result of a behavioral problem.  Either way, concern for the animal as well as dealing with...

March 13, 2018

You’ve noticed that your older horse seems to be hanging onto his winter haircoat for a little longer than his younger companions.  His haircoat looks a little different from the others as well – his hair is long and shaggy with noticeable guard hairs, and it may have...

February 28, 2018

Vaccines have long been an important way in which to keep pets healthy by preventing diseases that can cause severe illness.  However, many people have questions about those vaccines and their effects on their pets.  Here is some basic information that can help guide y...

February 14, 2018

            Cribbing, sometimes called windsucking is defined by a horse grabbing a solid object ( barn, fence, feeder, etc. ) with its front teeth, arching its neck, pulling against object, and sucking air.  Cribbing can be caused by several factors.  Environmental st...

January 24, 2018

            Horses typically chew on the wood parts of barns, fences, etc. for 3 reasons.  The first reason is that often there is too much time left in the day between meals so that serious boredom occurs.  As a result, wood chewing is simply something to do to pass t...

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