March 2, 2017

I’m sure most of you have heard about the ‘new’ mystery disease in dogs going around the Valley, and you might be getting a little worried about it. I wanted to take some time to talk about what it is, why it is currently a problem, what to look out for in your pets, a...

February 3, 2017

Since February is National Pet Dental Health Month, we thought this would be a good time to discuss something all pet parents combat... bad breath!

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some kind o...

January 12, 2017

Well it’s January, and if you are like millions of Americans, you have begun a New Year’s resolution to be healthier in 2017. So it makes sense that January is also National Walk Your Pet Month! Just like for us, exercise is essential to keep your pet healthy. Research...

December 21, 2016

The Holidays are upon us and if you are like me, you have been counting down the moments until you can drag the boxes of decoration out of the garage and turn your house into a winter wonderland! It is truly my favorite time of year.

This year will be my first Christmas...

December 21, 2016

The eight-day Jewish celebration of Hanukkah is a time to gather with friends to reflect on themes of perseverance, community, and charity. Families light candles, play games, exchange gifts, and eat traditional fried foods. Since our pets are such important parts of o...

November 21, 2016

Thanks to advances in veterinary care, more and more pets are living longer than ever before. As your pet ages, it is important to understand their specific needs and challenges. Regular visits with your veterinarian can help detect problems early before they become pr...

August 4, 2016

Hospice Pet care is an option for pets that are suffering from terminal illness. By incorporating palliative care (pain management, optimizing nutrition, assisting with mobility), your hospice veterinarian can help you and your pet live life as fully as possible until...

August 2, 2016

This is a tough question. I have found that every situation and every circumstance is different and that each of us come to this decision at different times for different reasons. For me, euthanasia is a gift. It is the final act of love that you an can extend to a suf...

August 1, 2016

This question comes up often when I'm consulting with pet parents prior to an in-home euthanasia. I think it is important to recognize that there probably isn't a correct answer to this question and that every situation and circumstance is different. Some animals may n...

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