3 Heartworm Prevention F.A.Q.s

3 Heartworm Prevention F.A.Q.s

I Missed Giving a Dose of Heartworm Prevention Medicine. Does My Pet Need to Be Tested for Heartworms? We’ve all been there at least once in which life’s daily routines can cause us to forget important reminders. So, what happens in the event you mistakenly forget to give your pet his or her heartworm preventative and a month goes by without protection? Despite potential misinformation given to pet parents, it […]






Flea medication not working on pets

Flea medication not working on pets

All too often, a pet owner will come in and share their experience in which he or she regularly applies topical flea prevention, yet is frustrated that after several treatments they are still seeing fleas. There are several plausible explanations for persistent flea infestations which may have nothing to do with lack of efficacy of these products. First, I make sure that the pet owner is correctly applying the flea […]






10 questions your veterinarian wants you to ask during a visit

10 questions your veterinarian wants you to ask during a visit

With our own medical care it’s often suggested to ask more questions when at the doctor’s office. Did you know the same advice applies to your pet’s veterinarian? By asking more questions during your pet’s next vet visit, you’re not only helping to maximize your pet’s health care, but you’re also ensuring you get the most out of each visit. To help tackle this topic, we asked holistic veterinarian Dr. […]






Can Pets Get Cavities?

Can Pets Get Cavities?

As humans, we know it’s not too uncommon for people to develop cavities; however, what about pets? Although it is certainly less common in pets than in people, cavities can also develop in our pets. Cavities may appear as erosions in the enamel of the teeth that may lead to pain and discomfort and dental decay. While cavities may be diagnosed with a direct visual exam, it is often recommended […]






Understanding Bumps and Cysts on Pet’s Skin

Understanding Bumps and Cysts on Pet’s Skin

As pets start to age, various lumps, bumps and cysts can arise. Many times these can appear suddenly and can have various appearances from raised hairless overgrowths of tissue, to bumps felt under the skin. The most common benign bumps in pets include overgrowths of fatty tissue known as lipomas, and warts. Other common benign bumps include various types of cysts that can sometimes discharge pasty fluid on the skin […]






Respiratory Emergencies (Wheezing or Coughing) in Dogs

Respiratory Emergencies (Wheezing or Coughing) in Dogs

Many dogs can display respiratory symptoms ranging from: The common kennel cough Signs of increased yellow or green eye or nasal discharge Varying degrees or coughing or wheezing. The sound of the cough itself can vary. For coughs similar to the sound of a goose honking, this is most typical of either kennel cough or an anatomic or inflammatory problem of the airways. Examples of anatomic problems are often seen with […]






PetMeds: Managing Eye Discharge (Mucus) in Dogs and Cats

PetMeds: Managing Eye Discharge (Mucus) in Dogs and Cats

A common concern of many pet owners is the presence of discharge in their dog’s or cat’s eyes. While this symptom is quite common, most of the time it is not significant and does not require medical treatment. The most common cause of discharge (often referred to as “eye crust”) is airborne allergens which can cause weepy eyes as in people. Other times, frequent eye discharge can indicate a clogged […]