The Importance of Good Dental Care at Home

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop periodontal (gum) disease by the age of three years. This is a serious concern because the dental disease affects more than just the mouth. Left unchecked, the tartar slowly building up on your pet's teeth can [...]

Geriatric Blood Screening

A key component of any wellness plan for an older pet should be annual, and even better, biannual bloodwork and laboratory screening tests. These tests typically include several components. A complete blood count (CBC), which can detect anemia, infection, chronic inflammatory conditions, blood clotting problems, and even some cancers. A serum chemistry panel screens for [...]

Preventative Care

Wellness Care and your pet In human medicine, the value of preventative care is well established. A healthy diet, regular dental care, exercise, stress reduction, etc. can save us money on medical bills and greatly increase our quality of life. It's no different in the case of a well loved pet. Many pet owners still [...]

Joint Health and Your Aging Pet

The Northwest’s cold and wet weather can make everyday life a little tougher on your aging pets. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive joint disease that is common in older dogs and cats – and it can be more painful in the winter months. As joint cartilage wears away with age, bone is exposed. When two [...]

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