Archive for November, 2013

Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet this Thanksgiving

November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving is almost here, as well as, all of the great food.  However, there are some potentially dangerous things you need to be aware of before including your pets in all of the FEASTivities.  One of the most common holiday emergencies we see is caused by owners feeding their pets food that they are not used to eating.  Often times this food is very rich or high in fat and can cause vomiting and diarrhea or even pancreatitis.  Here is a great list of foods to avoid feeding your pet this holiday season.  Have a safe and happy holiday!



Dog Eats Pennies!

November 19, 2013

Abdominal exploratory surgeries are one of the most interesting surgeries in the field of veterinary medicine.  You have seen some of our unique finds on previous Facebook posts, but check out what this veterinarian found in this pup!  



November is National Senior Pet Month!

November 18, 2013

This month is Dr. Keller’s favorite pet awareness month!  November is National Senior Pet Month and Adopt a Senior Dog Month!   As our pets get older it may be more difficult to notice some of the minor changes in their behavior or health that could be a red flag that something more serious is developing.  It is so important to check yearly blood work starting at the age of seven to catch potential organ insufficiencies before they become obvious to the owner. This provides a more favorable prognosis resulting in more time with your senior pet!   In recognition of Senior Pet Month, we are offering 15% off Senior Wellness Panels and preventative blood work for the rest of the month.  Read this great article on Senior Pet Care to learn more about the importance of wellness testing. 


November is Pet Diabetes Month!

November 13, 2013

November is Pet Diabetes Month!  You have probably heard the saying, “killing them with kindness”?!  Well we can accidently do this to our pets without knowing that we are causing them harm.  Obesity is one of the leading causes of death in pets and predisposes your pet to a host of diseases including diabetes.  Do you know a pet owner whose love is actually hurting his or her pet?  For more information read this great article “Are You Loving Your Pet to Death?”