Is the Cost of Veterinary Care Expensive?

    Some pet owners would give a definitive answer of yes for this question. But the true answer lies behind several factors. If you are a pet owner, you likely will experience the cost of veterinary care sometime during their lifetime.  There are different factors that will affect how your experience will be. Some of these factors may include … Read more

Allergy testing in pets: The best way to deal with allergies?

  Allergies are a common issue in our pets especially in the  warmer months of the year. They lead  to inflamed skin, ear infections, hair loss, and severe itching. So most, if not all of us want to give our pets relief as quickly as possible. So what’s the best way to accomplish this? Are shampoos … Read more

Itchy ears and shaking heads: Ear infections in dogs

If you are a pet owner , you have likely had experience with ear infections in dogs. It usually starts as head shaking and scratching at the ears. Sometimes discharge may be noted in the ears. Typically the discharge can either be black discharge, or in severe cases pus may be noted in the ears. The … Read more

Green Lipped Mussel for Dogs: An Alternative for Pain Management?

Pain. It is something we hate to see in our dogs. Unfortunately, it can be one of the most common ailments in  pets especially as they get older.  A common reason for this is arthritis in the joints. In larger breed dogs, the hip joints are the most commonly affected. Common signs that are seen … Read more

Pet Health Advice on the Internet: A dangerous combination?

  As a veterinarian when I hear the words pet health advice on the internet I often cringe on what could come next. What is interesting is that many of my clients who admit to searching the internet for pet health advice understand it is not always  the best place for it. This is made evident … Read more