It’s Fall – and Ticks are out!

Ticks are common throughout much of the USA as well as the rest of the world.  They prefer fairly humid conditions but it must be at least 45F/ 7 C degrees to survive and reproduce.  In really cold or hot weather they are less active.  So in the fall, I see more of them after [...]

Senior Pets for Senior Citizens

I caught this story on line - what a great idea.  I can only hope more places would "adopt" the idea.  Pets give a senior citizen a reason to get up in the morning, to have a purpose, namely to care for another leaving being. Older pets have shorter lifespan, and so a senior person [...]

5 Things to Consider When You Choose a Veterinarian?

Anyone who has a pet should have a veterinarian that they can  visit regularly as needed.  But it is equally as important to find a veterinarian and staff that you feel comfortable with and can trust.  I have found that when they get to know me and my pets, I can usually get in without [...]

Pet Vaccines Explained

As a veterinary technician I learned to abbreviate a lot of things.  Like any other industry, veterinary medicine has it's own language.  And an alphabet of acronyms for all the things handled in a veterinary hospital. Vaccines are one of the most basic things you can do for your pet. Each letter in the alphabet [...]

Can you handle a Pet Emergency?

Whether we like it or not, things happen. A pet emergency is no different. Many things are seemingly unpreventable - When a dog dashes into the road, or a cat eats tinsel - but are they? Just as with children, we have to be aware of items in our homes that have potential danger. So [...]