Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Tips
With the start of summer fun, we also see the start of summer toxicities. Here are a few tips to discuss with clients on some of the more common summer problems. Fireworks: Make sure pets around fire pits are kept on a leash. We can see a wide variety of severe signs in pets who […]
In the summer, a hot dog is both a ballpark staple and a veterinarian’s nightmare. Dogs — the four-legged kind — get “cooked” far more easily than people do. And that means dog lovers need to be careful to be sure their pets don’t end up in the ER with heat stroke. Continue Reading…..
Posted on Jun 27, 2013 in Tips
People who know me even a little bit know I’m a detail-oriented person. I really do sweat the small stuff, and I think that’s a trait you want in a health care provider. When I’m examining a dog, I look at the small details as well as the big picture. Continue Reading….
Giving your cat a pill doesn’t have to be difficult. Watch this video for helpful tips that make “pilling” a cat easy, including buttering the pill to make it slide down the throat and then blowing gently into your cat’s nose to stimulate the swallowing reflex. Watch this helpful video….
Posted on Jun 18, 2013 in Tips
Adopting an animal is a major commitment. Yet all too often people put more effort into researching what kind of car to get than the type of pet that would best fit their lifestyle. Continue Reading……
Here is a helpful video on trimming your cat’s nails. How To Trim Your Cat’s Nails
Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in Tips
So, you’ve found a tick on your pet—how do you deal with it? While it’s important to get these little suckers off quickly, ASPCA veterinarians advise that you stay calm and don’t rush it. Moving too fast when removing a tick could potentially create more problems, both for your pet and for you. Continue Reading….
Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in Tips
Q. Do dogs know how to swim naturally? If not, how can I teach my dog? She’s a Border Collie mix, and she gets very hot when I take her to the lake with us. Continue Reading….
Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in Tips
You know it’s good for you. You know that exercise can give you energy, help you maintain a healthy weight, keep your muscles and joints flexible, help you live longer, and above all, make you feel better. For all the same reasons, your pets need to get up and get moving. Not only can exercise […]
Posted on May 24, 2013 in Tips
It happens to 4.7 million Americans each year: dog bites. National Dog Bite Prevention Week runs through Saturday, and the American Veterinary Medical Association is helping spread the word on how…. Continue Reading…..
Posted on May 8, 2013 in Tips
The Mighty Flea Beware: Though a flea is puny, its effects on pets and people can be mighty. Learn more about their bad habits and health consequences–and why you should talk to your veterinarian about keeping your pet flea-free all year long. Fleas are one of the most troublesome problems that can afflict pets and […]
Posted on May 4, 2013 in Tips
Denver resident Susan Kohut loves hiking Colorado trails with her 3 ½-year-old Great Dane, Floyd. But since he weighs 160 pounds and his black fur attracts heat, she is careful to make sure he avoids overheating. “I saw him once after a long, long walk. He found a cool spot to lie in and was […]