Care Updates and Resources
Parvo Virus Spreads Across the US
Parvo virus is a disease that be devastating to animals that are exposed and vulnerable. Young puppies are going to be at the highest risk for this disease, but it can also affect older dogs, especially if they are not vaccinated. Please make sure you are following all veterinary recommendations when it comes to husbandry and vaccine protocols to do you best to keep your new family member out of harms way. If you have more questions on this subject or any questions concerning vaccine protocols, ect. please give us a call and we can help you figure out what is best for your pet.
What food should your pet be eating?
While there are many dog and cat foods out on the market right now, not all food is created equally. There is no regulatory body over pet foods allowing anything to be put on the shelves without proper testing. Recent studies have shown that grain-free foods can be very harmful to our pets, especially dogs and lead to the development of heart disease. There are few brands that we recommend over others due to quality testing and research done by the companies. With that being said, every animal is different before making any diet changes please give us a call or come in for exam so we can give you the best advice on diet and how it can help your pet live a better quality of life.
Below is a link to the FDA article concerning grain-free foods for dogs.
To Spay/Neuter or Not to Spay/Neuter?
Having your pets spayed and neutered can can help improve their quality of life. Spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters, help protect against some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct. We would be happy to discuss this issue further with an appointment where we can better evaluate your pet and figure out what the best course of action would be to help them live a long and fulfilling life.