Our Blog - Month: August 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Can Help Your Pets, Too!

The ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS research is everywhere, but did you know it can help your pets too? ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a degenerative neuropathy that causes human patients to lose their ability to use their muscles to move.  Dogs can suffer from a similar nervous system disease called canine … Continue reading ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Can Help Your Pets, Too!

Intestinal Parasites: What’s Lurking In Your Yard?

There are three common intestinal parasites that not only infect your dog or cat, but can also infect you and your family. Those parasites are roundworms, hookworms and giardia and they are found in sandboxes, soil, grass, and water. The parasites are released through an animal’s feces and the eggs can live in the environment … Continue reading Intestinal Parasites: What’s Lurking In Your Yard?

Turtles and Lizards and Snakes, Oh My!

Exotic pet medicine is an exciting field of veterinary medicine that can greatly differ from the traditional care given to dogs and cats. Many different species are considered “exotic pets” including small mammals, birds, reptiles, and even fish. As you can imagine, the practice of medicine on a rabbit is greatly different from a goldfish. … Continue reading Turtles and Lizards and Snakes, Oh My!