Helpful Articles

Need some pointers when clipping your dog's nails?

Follow this very helpful link from Washington State University's veterinary department. It will show you step by step what to do as well and it includes wonderful pictures. If you still feel a little less inclined to start snipping, just give our clinic a call and we will be more than willing to pamper Pugsy's paws!

 http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientED/dog_claws.aspx


Tick season is just around the corner...

Disease-carrying ticks pose health risks to dogs and people, no|matter where you live. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that ticks in every U.S. state carry diseases, and the number of tick-borne diseases is increasing. But do you know the myths and facts about ticks? Here, DogsAndTicks.com debunks some of the most commonly believed myths about ticks so you can protect your pets.

http://veterinarybusiness.dvm360.com/vetec/data/articlestandard//vetec/132012/766854/article.pdf



Are Poinsettias Poisonous to Cats & Dogs?

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/2011/02/are-poinsettias-poisonous-to-cats-dogs/

Chocolate and your pet

With Christmas just around the corner, there are sure to be lots of chocolate flowing through our homes. 
But in the right quantities chocolate can become toxic for any dog. So be wary of feeding your pet anything that might contain chocolate and always keep it out of reach.
Read on for signs to watch for if you think Fido may have gotten into some chocolate, and call your veterinarian immediately.

More information and vaccines

It's almost the new year! And with a new year comes vaccination reminders for your pets. We highly recommend getting all dogs and cats vaccinated and sticking to a yearly schedule. 
For a little more information on vaccinations given and the appropriate schedule, please go to the links below. 
We can't wait to see all our friends this year! 
For dogs: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2115&aid=950
For Cats: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2143&aid=951