Teach Your Dog Not to Chew

Let’s look at some techniques that will help guide you as you teach your dog not to chew. First, let’s get into the right mind set.  It is important to think about rewarding your pet for their good behavior instead of punishing them when they chew.  Just as you would child proof your home for [...]

Resolutions From the Dog

With the New Year’s approaching I have decided that it was a good time to start taking better care of myself and improve my behavior. When you thought I was off bothering the cat, I was really contemplating how best to improve myself.  Ok maybe I was bothering the cat, but I just wanted her [...]

Holiday Hazards for Your Dog 2016

The holidays are a fun time for your dog filled with new smells, sights and sounds. Due to the busy nature of the holidays, owners can be easily distracted and over look potential dangers to your best friend. Many symbols of the holidays we bring into our homes pose a danger but that doesn’t mean [...]

Switch Puppy Food to Adult Food

When you switch puppy food to adult food, consider the age of your pet. Usually, the switch from puppy food to adult food occurs between the ages of 10-12 months for the majority of dog breeds (small, medium, and large). We want to make sure that as puppies, they are given the appropriate amount of calories in [...]

Oh how we love our puppies!

To celebrate our puppies we decided to ask some of our colleagues about their puppies. Q1: Why did you choose the breed of dog you have?  Q2: What was the hardest part of having this breed of dog as a puppy? Dr. Hanlon and Diane, Business Manager, talk about Mary Grace “Gracie” and Gabriel (Alapaha [...]

Bean – A Very Special Golden Retriever

A very special Golden Retriever puppy entered the veterinary office where Dr. Sarah Kearse worked almost 7 years ago.  At that time he was diagnosed with a very serious heart murmur.  The puppy, the runt of the litter, was brought into the hospital by a breeder and the diagnosis was that he was not a [...]

AAHA Accredited

What is AAHA accreditation and why is it important to our hospital? What is AAHA? AAHA stands for the American Animal Hospital Association, a professional association of veterinary hospitals founded in 1933. AAHA is the only organization that provides accreditation for veterinary practices throughout the United States and Canada. Accreditation is voluntary and we have [...]

Rabies

Rabies is a serious disease caused by a rhabdovirus. It is one of the most feared infections of all time.  Rabies was first discovered in the 16th century to be fatal by Girolamo Fracastoroand and in 1885 Louis Pasteur created the first vaccination.  Despite today’s modern vaccination programs, the virus is still a threat to [...]

Hot Car Safety

It is a sunny summer day, the perfect day to get out of the house and enjoy the weather.  Many well-meaning owners take their pets along for a ride while running errands, only to end up at their veterinarian with a critically ill pet. It is important to understand hot car safety.  Veterinarians hear it every [...]

Water Safety for Dogs

Water safety is important for people and pets this summer.  Make sure to follow these safety tips before heading out for some water fun. Determine if your dog likes water. It is important to know if you own a water dog or not. Just like people some pets are scared of the water. Do not [...]

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