Microchipping Your Pet

Whether you have had your dog or cat for years, or have just welcomed a new furry family member into your home, having them microchipped is an important safety precaution. Here at Powell Veterinary Service we use an ISO chip created by SaveThisLife that can be read with any universal microchip reader. The microchip gives… Read more »

Laser therapy is a holistic, non-invasive, effective way to treat and manage many different conditions.

What is laser therapy? Laser therapy is the application of a coherent light. The laser light consists of multiple light waves in which all the waves support one another. Laser therapy is a holistic, non-invasive, effective way to treat and manage many different conditions. How does laser therapy work? The laser beam stimulates the cells… Read more »

A Lovingly Handled Pet is a Healthier Pet

  As the 5th in our series of Top Five Tips for Assuring your Pet’s Health and Wellbeing we have compiled this general information to remember in handling your pets. To see our 4 other blogs on this subject go to powellvets.com and select the Blog tab.  Love & affection Just like people, pets thrive… Read more »

Keeping pets’ ears clean contributes to their health and wellness

This information is provided as the 4th in our series of fundamental instruction on assuring the health and well-being of your pet’s health.  See our other blogs at : https://powellvets.com/cleen-teeth-essential-to-the-health-of-your-pet/ https://powellvets.com/feeding-your-pet-the-right-food-and-the-right-amount-of-food-is-a-cornerstone-of-his-health/ https://powellvets.com/cleen-teeth-essential-to-the-health-of-your-pet/  Keeping pets’ ears clean contributes to their health and wellness by preventing irritation and infection that can be painful and potentially lead to hearing loss…. Read more »

Clean teeth essential to the health of your pet

This information is provided as the 3rd in our series of fundamental instruction on assuring the health and well-being of your pet’s health.  See our other blogs at : https://powellvets.com/is-there-anything-i-can-do-to-assure-my-pets-health-2/ https://powellvets.com/feeding-your-pet-the-right-food-and-the-right-amount-of-food-is-a-cornerstone-of-his-health/ Regular oral examinations and dental cleanings are essential to the health of your pet. Imagine how your teeth would look and feel if you didn’t… Read more »

Feeding your pet the right food and the right amount of food is a cornerstone of his health

 This information is provided as the 2nd in our series of fundamental instruction on assuring the health and well-being of your pet’s health.  See our 1st blog at : https://powellvets.com/is-there-anything-i-can-do-to-assure-my-pets-health-2/ What to feed? 1. Analyze commercial pet food choices Thoroughly investigate the options offered by identifying the real manufacturer of the pet foods you are… Read more »

Is there anything I can do to assure my pet’s health?

Written by Kate Howell, Powell Veterinary Services Many years ago I was talking to my son about his work. Although he rarely shares stories about his work as a firefighter, we were talking about a response from their crew to a horrific auto accident where there were several fatalities. I had thought often about how… Read more »

How to Calculate a Dog’s Age

The old formula for obtaining the age of your dog is to multiply every year of a dog’s life by seven human years. But that’s not accurate. A dog is full grown at twelve months which would be age eighteen in human terms. From this point on, to calculate the true age of your dog,… Read more »

Cats: Masters of Hiding Illness

Cats are great at many things; entertaining themselves with boxes, leaping tall shelves in a single bound, and moving about through life as if nothing is wrong. Unfortunately, one of these skills includes a natural ability to hide their illnesses. Unfortunately, this innate ability to hide illness and disease sometimes means that you may not… Read more »

How to Tell if Your Cat or Dog Has Arthritis

Just as humans do, cats and dogs also succumb to some of the same illnesses and diseases. And as they age they are more apt to develop these diseases. Arthritis is a very common occurrence in cats and dogs that are reaching middle age or older, and if you are not sure what to look… Read more »