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Meowy Christmas!!

Dec 08, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
Is your cat too cool to enjoy the snow and mistletoe?  Does she snub her nose at St. Nick or consider Hanukkah just another intrusion into nap time? Winter and the holidays aren’t at the top of the “to do” list for most cats.  Here are some tips to help your cat through the snow and cold until…

I Broke a Nail!!

Dec 01, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
A broken toe nail is one of the more common problems encountered in dogs and seems to more prevalent as cooler temperatures prevail.  Dogs with nails that aren’t trimmed regularly and may be excessively long are most at risk of this painful problem.
For the pet that…

Help! My Dog Ate the Turkey!

Nov 21, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
While some of us have the fortitude to push away that second helping of green bean casserole and have the pie without the ala mode, even a smidgeon of a first course of people food can gastro-intestinal distress in pets.  Here are some ways to handle an “accidental” turkey dinner…

What Should My Diabetic Dog Eat?

Nov 16, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Like people, proper dietary therapy is critical to diabetic dogs in maintaining a healthy and well-managed lifestyle.  While there are different opinions regarding the best food to feed, here are some basic tenets and guidelines for feeding dogs that develop Type 1or insulin dependent…

How Long Before I can Go Play?

Nov 01, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
        Q.) My 8 year Huskie-Shepard mix has kennel cough.  Jacob feels fine and is running around like crazy in the back yard.  I have been trying to keep him away from Simon, our rat terrier for at least a week-is that long enough so he doesn’t get it to?   Both of them had been…

Itchy Kitty!!

Oct 15, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
While fall is prime time for allergies with pets, other factors may be responsible for discomforting skin disease in cats and dogs that is not caused by pollens and molds.
In the case of cats, food allergies can play a significant but overlooked role in contributing…

Ear Surgery

Oct 13, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
      Q.)  After dealing with one ear infection after another my veterinarian thinks it’s time for surgery on our 7 year old Westie.  Sugar really suffers, especially during the fall with itching and shaking her head.  We have treated her for all types of allergies but the ears…

Don't be Fooled by Dog Food Advertising

Oct 06, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
    It’s not hard to find pet foods proclaiming their superiority over other brands by not including corn as an ingredient.   Not only will the exclusion of corn in the food be prominently displayed on the packaging but corn may also be disparaged in their marketing as“filler”…

UTIs and Crystals in Dogs

Sep 01, 2016

 
 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
       Q.)  Carly has had two bladder infections since we adopted her a couple of years ago.  The first time, she was really uncomfortable until we could get her into our veterinarian.  Almost immediately, she got better on the antibiotics and we didn’t have…

Check the Chip! Your Pet's Microchip!

Aug 18, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
This past week included a celebration of “Check the Chip Day”- a time set aside by both The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to make sure that pet owners not only have their pet’s microchipped but have kept their contact information…

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