Archive for January, 2012

This is Gracie!

January 31, 2012

This is Gracie!  Today she received a full dental cleaning complete with digital dental radiographs and a fluoride treatment.  We also performed PennHIP radiographs to assess the health of her hip joint and determine future prognosis of her orthopedic health.

For more information on PennHIP please visit:

http://research.vet.upenn.edu/pennhip/HipDysplasia/Introduction/tabid/3337/Default.aspx

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This is Gracie!

January 31, 2012

Gracie 002

Kuranda beds have arrived!

January 28, 2012

We have listened to your requests and by popular demand we now have Kuranda beds for your pet to enjoy during their stay with us!  Kuranda dog beds are veterinary recommend to help prevent joint-related difficulties and provide superior comfort for your pet.  Check out this webpage to see how your pet can benefit from using a Kuranda bed while boarding at our facility!

http://kuranda.com/orthopedic-dog-beds

Canine Abdominal Radiograph

January 26, 2012

Canine Abdominal Radiograph

What is wrong with this picture?!

Urinary Health and Your Pet

January 26, 2012

Does your pet exhibit any of the following signs: frequent urination, urinary “accidents” in the house or outside of the litter box, dribbling or leaking of urine, constant grooming of the genital area and/or increased thirst?  These signs all signal a potential urinary issue in your pet and should not be ignored. Urinary tract infections are commonly seen in pets; however, other conditions of the urinary tract can also cause a pet to display these clinical signs.  Some things to consider when your pet displays these signs or has reoccurring urinary issues are: bacterial urinary tract infections, crystals in the bladder, internal conditions such as kidney insufficiency, diabetes or thyroid disease, as well as the condition seen in this digital radiograph.  What is causing this pooch to be uncomfortable and urinate frequently?

Canine Hip Dysplasia

January 16, 2012

Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease in dogs.  CHD is a developmental disease meaning it is not present at birth but arises with age.  What condition/abnormality of the hip joint is the most important risk factor/cause for the development of osteoarthritis?  Follow our Facebook quiz to find out the answer and learn how you can help your pet avoid development of osteoarthritis!

Happy New Year’s!

January 2, 2012

What’s your New Year’s resolution for your pet?

More exercise? Better obedience? If obedience is on the list, check out our next “No Dog Left Behind” class with certified trainer and behaviorist Karen Anderson. This class starts Thursday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. Or maybe its weight loss or a better diet! All Science Diet food is $3-6 off per bag and Hills Prescription diets are $8-12 off per bag through January 14th. A free bag of canine or feline treats comes with every food purchase, great for rewarding your pet’s good behavior 🙂 Come visit us today to ask which food is best for your pet!