Category: Caring for Your Dog

Caring For Your First Pet

Now that you’ve decided to get your first pet, it’s time to start planning. To make this an enjoyable relationship, you’ll need to make sure you choose the right pet and help your pet get acclimated to your home and family so you can bond.  Selecting The Right Pet And Breed Choosing the right pet… Read more »

Spring Has Sprung – Along with Seasonal Threats to your Pets’ Health

Just like your annual spring cleaning, now is a good time to make sure your furry friends’ health records are up to date. Along with the warm weather, comes an increase in incidents of certain health threats to your dogs and cats. The good news is most are entirely preventable. Communicable Diseases The rise in… Read more »

Springtime Hazards for Your Pets

Easter is here, and if you’re like most families, you’ve been busy dying eggs, filling baskets and preparing for the arrival of the Easter Bunny. If you are tasked with assisting in the delivery of some of these candy-and-egg-laden baskets, make sure you keep them out of reach of your pets. Yes, I’m sure you’re… Read more »

There’s a Lot More than Meets the Eye with Regards to Your Dog’s Dental Health

If you are diligent about your dental care and visit a dentist regularly, you’ve probably been warned about the consequences of not keeping up with good dental hygiene. You take notice when the dentist tells you that poor dental habits can lead to tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth loss, bone deterioration, and even heart… Read more »

Bentley Memorial Fund: Providing Veterinary Assistance to Those in Need

Despite our best intentions and efforts to provide a happy, healthy life for our pets, circumstances and unexpected events can sometimes get in the way. We may suddenly find ourselves unemployed, temporarily unable to work due to sickness or injury, or our furry friend may suffer a catastrophic injury or disease. In such situations, an… Read more »

Marijuana Use in Pets: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

As more and more states are recognizing marijuana as a viable treatment for certain medical conditions, and a few, such as Colorado, have legalized it for recreational use, many pet parents are asking about its use in veterinary medicine. It’s a confusing topic, with few facts and lots of misinformation. Here’s an overview of what… Read more »

New Year, New You, New Dog?

It’s a brand new year and time to make your resolutions for a brand new you. If getting back into your favorite jeans after over indulging during the holidays tops your list, you’re not alone. In fact, your canine friend might be in the same boat. So this year, why not resolve to include your… Read more »

Be AWARE of Online Pet Pharmacy Problems

Keeping our pets healthy can be expensive. Often, well-intentioned pet owners will try to save money by ordering medications over the internet. But the FDA cautions that not all online pharmacies are reputable, or even legal. Here’s what you need to know before you put your furry friend’s health in jeopardy.   The Risks Although… Read more »

Is My Dog’s Pee Normal?

Your dog’s urinary tract is probably not something you think a lot about, until it shows signs of malfunction. Not only can a change in urinary habits signal a problem with your pup’s kidneys and bladder, his or her urinary tract and its output are a treasure trove of diagnostic information about other bodily systems…. Read more »

Microchips: Only as Good as the Registration

Few things are as heartbreaking as a lost pet, especially if it’s yours. As many as 8 million dogs and cats end up in animal shelters each year, and sadly, fewer than 20% are ever reunited with their owners. If those owners had taken one easy step, that outcome could have been avoided. A simple… Read more »