Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Pet Pawliday Safety Tips

Tis the season! Before you start breaking out the tree and filling your belly with eggnog, remember to be conscientious of your four-legged friends. It’s easy to make sure your pets have a wonderful holiday season, but it’s just as easy for things to go sour during the chaotic time of year. These helpful pawliday

Getting the Most Out of Your Veterinary Visit

Due to the massive increase of more pets finding their fur-ever homes due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there is a nationwide shortage of vets and their availability. What does this mean for you as a pet owner? It means every vet visit counts! Here at [ppv_option_text key="hospital_name"] in [ppv_location_text key="city"], [ppv_location_text key="state"] we are dedicated

Pet Halloween Safety Tips

Pet Halloween Safety Tips

No Houdini’s Here Halloween brings a spell of fun and visitors to your home. Know that repeatedly opening doors for trick-or-treaters can increase the chances of your pet running out. If your pet likes to run out or is not friendly to other people, consider crating or keeping them in a secure area to

Should You Get Your Cat Microchipped?

According to Home Again, one in three pets in the United States will become lost at some point during their lifetime. You may think this will never happen to your family, but we encourage you to take the necessary, proactive steps to ensure your pet’s safety. One of the most effective solutions is microchipping your

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Cat Dental Hygiene & Oral Care

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM Is My Cat’s Bad Breath Normal? It is not normal for a pet’s breath to be stinky. Just like humans, a cat’s dental hygiene can be a sign that other diseases are present. Poor hygiene and bad breath could potentially lead to more serious health problems in the

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Five Freedoms: 2. Freedom from Discomfort

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM Continuing on the topic of the five freedoms that are necessary for our cats to be healthy and happy, the second freedom is freedom from discomfort. This means that we need to provide an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. Indoor

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Five Freedoms for Our Pets

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM We all want the best for our pets. We want to believe that we provide a great home for them and everything they could need to be happy and healthy. For the most part, we all do this. Cats though are very complicated creatures and don’t usually

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Dealing with Multiple Problems in Your Cat

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM Any time a member of your feline family has a medical problem it can be scary and confusing. Hopefully though, your veterinarian can diagnose the problem and start treatment to make your cat feel better. Many times, however, our patients have more than one problem that may

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3 Basic Cat Hygiene Tips You Should Be Checking For

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM Cats are independent and take care of themselves pretty well. Healthy cats groom themselves often, keeping their fur clean and smooth. They generally use the litter box and don’t make messes. However, this can make us complacent with ensuring good hygiene in our cats. Even if your

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Dr. K’s Cancer and Your Cat

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM Twenty years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. I had just completed four years of medical school and was a runner and pretty in tune with my body. And yet, I had no idea I had any medical problems. I had no symptoms, no discomfort, no change