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Microchipping: Fact or Fiction

There are a lot of myths about Microchips.  We hope this blog helps clear up the rumors and share some great facts about microchips. Fiction:  Having a microchip implanted will hurt my pet. Fact:  No anesthetic is required for a microchip implant. The procedure is performed in the hospital and is simple and similar to [...]

Busting the Tick Myths

Ticks raise a lot of questions!  Dr. Adolph bust the Myths and tells us the Truth about these 8 legged insects.   The Myth:  Ticks die off during the winter months The Truth:  Ticks doe not die just because it is winter.  They do become less active during the cold months but can still attach [...]

Why do I still have fleas?

tired of fleas??? Why am I still seeing fleas?  Small breaks in prevention, even during the winter can cause major problems.  On average fleas lay 50 eggs a day, so a few days or months late on prevention can mean 100's to 1000's of flea eggs being left to hatch. Flea eggs can last for [...]

Surgery and Your Pet, No Fear!

Surgery and Your Pet, No Need to Fear! As a veterinary professional, I often wonder - how are tasks and duties I perform on a daily basis perceived by clients? Something as simple to me as obtaining a blood sample can be viewed in a completely different way from someone not involved in the field [...]

Snowball, The Dancing Cockatoo

Snowball, The Dancing Cockatoo Dances to a Familiar Song You’re driving in your car or perhaps you’re sitting at your desk and all of a sudden a familiar song plays on the radio. Your body will almost always respond in a physical way. You might begin to tap your foot or bob your head and you [...]

Dental Levels

Your veterinarian and the GVH team will work hard to provide you with the best treatment plan for you and your pet! Dental Treatment Plans: Level 1 Dental Clean and Polish indicates that your pet's mouth has been examined and found to only have minimal calculus (tartar) accumulation with little or no gingival reaction.  As such, we [...]

Dental Health Food Success Story

A few years ago, Dr. Helfer, a doctor on our GVH team, had a pet with severe dental disease. The cat, a beautiful Siamese, was in repeatedly for dental procedures because of how severe the dental disease was. Medically, the patient needed a dental cleaning every 6 to 8 months. Shortly after, Hill’s Science Diet, [...]

Fecal Snacks? Why Does My Dog Do “That”?

It’s a common issue that nobody likes to talk about.  You take your dog for a walk and they “do their business” as usual but instead of moving on they turn and gobble it up. Just the thought makes you sick, so why does my dog do "that"? Dogs’ consuming their own feces (or other animals’) is [...]

EZ-Harness or Gentle Leader

  Many of our staff use the easy walk harness to walk their dogs. They have commented that they can walk more than one dog at once and feel completely in control.  Make sure to properly fit the harness to the pet.  You can make an appointment with one of the veterinary technicians to get your pooch properly fitted.