Our Doctors' Blog

Dr. Julie Hunt

So many of us take prescription or over the counter medications that we forget just how powerful and potentially deadly they can be if taken incorrectly. So imagine the consequences of your pet getting into those same medications. Since pets weigh less and have different physiology from humans... read more

Dr. Jody Kaufman

We are always finding out new things about medications, diseases, and treatments. It can be tricky to sift through all the available information, even without being confused by the clutter and misinformation that crowds the Internet.

Evidence of heartworm resistance to the common... read more

Dr. Julie Hunt

Recently there has been increased interest in feeding pets a raw food diet. Advocates of raw food diets claim the benefits include longer lifespan, better dental health, and improvement in skin and gastrointestinal conditions. However, most support for feeding raw diets comes from testimonials... read more

We are often asked why indoor only pets must be vaccinated against rabies. For starters, it’s the law. Rabies is a fatal disease that is easily prevented with vaccination.

The virus that causes rabies is transmitted through the saliva of infected animals. In our area, the raccoon is the... read more

We have recently begun accepting CareCredit as an alternative form of payment. CareCredit transactions are eligible for a no-interest payment plan with a six month repayment schedule and a $250 minimum. For more information or to apply, please visit CareCredit's Web site or... read more

With the warmer weather comes the resurgence of the tick and the flea. While bothersome and annoying, they are more than just a nuisance; these insects can transmit disease to our pets.  And while no form of prevention is foolproof, there are a few steps we can take to keep our pets as flea and tick free as... read more

Gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) is defined as enlargement of the stomach with subsequent clock-wise rotation along its axis causing entrapment of food and air. The exact cause is unknown but is usually related to rapid consumption of large volumes of food or water sometimes followed with exercise. GDV is... read more

by Dr. Jody Kaufman

CamilleShe had been with us since the ice storm. A good... read more

by Dr. Jody Kaufman

Time seems to pass so quickly that it can take us by surprise when our pets show signs of aging. Under even the best circumstances, animals age at an accelerated rate compared to humans. The "seven years for one of ours" rule is a reasonable simplified estimate, but the rate of aging in... read more