How Bosco Became a Therapy Dog

Bosco working at CHOP How Bosco Became a Therapy Dog Ever since my dog, Bosco, was a puppy I wanted to socialize him as much as I could in a lot of different environments so I could take him just about anywhere.  We would go to different local events where I knew there [...]

AAHA Accredited

What is AAHA accreditation and why is it important to our hospital? What is AAHA? AAHA stands for the American Animal Hospital Association, a professional association of veterinary hospitals founded in 1933. AAHA is the only organization that provides accreditation for veterinary practices throughout the United States and Canada. Accreditation is voluntary and we have [...]

Exotic Pets: Tardis the Blue Crayfish with a Case of the Blues.

Five years ago our family was gifted an exotic pet - a large, brown crayfish from our son’s third grade classroom named Clawzilla. He was a great pet, needing minimal care but still enjoyable for the family and 8 house cats to interact with. We would decorate the outside of his aquarium with holiday decorations while [...]

Oh, the Exotic Pets We See….Birds, Bunnies, and Snakes…Oh, my!!

Exotic pets have grown in popularity over the past few years for a number of reasons.  Some people enjoy having an unusual pet while others find exotic pets to be easier to care for than a dog or cat.  Check out the following list of some of the popular exotic pets: 1.  Pocket Pets: This group includes [...]

Boarding Your Best Friend

With all the snow we have been having this winter our minds are starting to wander to the sunny days of spring and summer. You may be thinking about where you would like to venture to for your summer vacation. In an ideal scenario, you may choose a place that allows you to bring your [...]

Holiday Hazards

From your pets point of view the holidays bring many new smells and new temptations into their environment.  Pet parents need to be aware of what can be dangerous and toxic. Toxins on the table Fatty foods such as Turkey skin can cause stomach upset and worse can lead to a potentially deadly inflammation of [...]

Bi-Annual Visits for Senior Pets

Questions:  Why does my senior pet need to see the doctor twice a year? If you used the  link to determine your pet’s age in human years, it clearly points out that dogs and cats age much more rapidly than humans. Now consider that your physician advises you to see them annually for a physical [...]

Health Risk Assessment for Senior Pets

Your pet can't talk and often shows no signs when something is wrong.  So how do you know?  To get a more complete picture of your pet's health, we ask clients to complete a Health Risk Assessment prior to their appointments.  This allows your veterinarian to focus on what is important for your pet's health. The [...]

Do You Know Your Cat’s True Age?

Cat Care Just like dogs, cats need to be monitored from kitten to adult.  Young cats are especially prone to urinary tract problems and intestinal parasites and most cats are seniors at the age of seven - nine, which is 40 - 52 in human years.  As a senior, careful monitoring becomes even more important [...]