February 2015

February 23, 2015 - 3:58pm

Tricks? Why would you want to teach your dog to “bow” or “back up”? There are so many reasons! Teaching your dog tricks will increase your dog’s mental stimulation, sharpen your training skills, strengthen your relationship and communication skills with each other, and gives your dog something fun to do instead of the unwanted behavior.

February 20, 2015 - 10:21am

As the weather gets colder and people and pets spend more time indoors, many families stop their pets’ heartworm prevention. "It is too cold for mosquitoes," "My pet does not go outside," and "We don't have mosquitoes where I live" are all common reasons people stop giving their pet heartworm prevention in the winter. Unfortunately, pets are susceptible to heartworms and intestinal parasites in the winter. 

Watch this video and learn why it is so important to protect your cat from heartworms year-round.

February 19, 2015 - 6:06pm

“Cats are not small dogs,” is a common expression used by professors in veterinary schools to emphasize to students that cats are medically unique.  Our dental talk on cats will further emphasize that cats get exotic diseases.  Many feline oral diseases are different from the oral diseases that occur in dogs and people. 

February 19, 2015 - 1:55pm

We have a fantastic staff and we know it!  So………on Tuesday, February 10th, AHNA honored everyone on staff with a Valentine’s themed lunch served in the education room. Of course, our doctors and the members of our patient and client care teams are skilled and knowledgeable and able to provide the best care, but we wanted to show appreciation for the fact that our staff members always go above and beyond. 

February 19, 2015 - 12:16pm

Drs. Dave and Betsy Thompson and Dr. Warren Riggle recently attended the North American Veterinary Conference for an action packed week of nine hours of classes each day. The North American Veterinary Conference has occurred each year in January since 1984 and they have attended almost every year!

February 19, 2015 - 11:11am

Have you ever broken a tooth? If you have, you know that the sensation ranges from uncomfortable sensitivity to extremely painful. Without treatment, the exposed pulp canal of the tooth always becomes infected and an abscess forms at the root tip, which is really painful and affects your health. What you may not know is how frequently dogs break their teeth, that dogs experience the same pain and health problems from broken teeth, and how your choices of chew toys can increase the risk of your pet breaking a tooth.

February 17, 2015 - 5:36pm

Most dogs love traveling in the car and many cats who travel frequently come to like it. Please use this check list to be sure your pet is both safe and happy while traveling.

February 16, 2015 - 5:40pm

It is new thinking for many people, but proper dental care will keep your pet more comfortable, lengthen life and prevent bad breath. It is never too early or too late to start caring for your pet’s teeth! Come see live demonstrations and learn how to care for your pet’s teeth at home.  

February 10, 2015 - 11:12am

Does your cat disappear when you bring out their carrier? It is a battle to put your cat into their carrier? Many cats resist getting into their carriers, but it is possible (and important) to avoid this stress for your cat and for you. This free help session will provide positive methods to help train your cat to enjoy their carrier along with tips to help make traveling with your cat less stressful.