6 Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

6 Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is here marking the official start of the holiday season. Unfortunately everyone’s favorite time of the year has many hidden dangers for our pets. Check out these pet safety tips and keep your furry family members safe during the holidays and all year long. Table scraps Whether you give your dog table scraps or he helps himself

Protect your dog from Leptospirosis

Protect your dog from Leptospirosis

With fall upon us bringing cooler weather and rainy days dog owners should be aware of a relatively unknown and quite nasty bacterial disease called Leptospirosis. We do have a vaccine to protect against Lepto but it is not considered a “core” vaccine and many dog owners are unaware of the disease and that the vaccine is available.

Dog Bloat – know the warning signs

Dog Bloat – know the warning signs

Over the weekend I was called in for an emergency surgery to help a dog suffering from Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) or more commonly called dog bloat. She was a 12-year-old Boxer presented with a sudden onset of non-productive retching with a distended and painful abdomen. This is a surgical disease that occurs primarily in large breed, deep-chested dogs