Month: November 2016

Christmas and Your Pets: Holiday Dangers to Avoid

We hope you believe in Santa Paws because Christmas is just around the corner! While the season is full of joy and fun for both man and man’s best friend, there are some hidden dangers at the holidays that can be problematic for our furry friends. Powell Veterinary Service has put together a few tips… Read more »

Pet Diabetes Is on the Rise. Do You Know What Signs to Look For?

It’s interesting that the increasing incidence of diabetes mellitus in pets mirrors the pet obesity epidemic we discussed in an earlier post. Coincidence? Not at all. As in humans, obesity is a large risk factor for diabetes. According to Diabetes Voice, obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes about 3 to 5 fold. That’s pretty… Read more »

Giving Thanks for our Furry Friends

November is the time of year when we remember all the things we are thankful for. Family of course is uppermost in our thankfulness, but do you include your furry friends in your family of thankfulness? Here are a few reasons you may have overlooked: You don’t need an alarm clock. Your dog wakes you… Read more »

Think a Yearly Pet Exam Isn’t Important? Think Again!

Like many of us, you may be a bit lax in keeping up with your annual physical. It’s understandable. If you’re not feeling sick, you don’t feel the need to see your doctor. Hopefully, that same attitude doesn’t carry over to your dog or cat, because although you know when you’re not feeling well, your… Read more »