May 2015

May 26, 2015 - 10:16pm

May 3rd was National Specially-Abled Pets Day, which celebrates disabled pets, helps to educate the public about caring for disabled pets, and helps to find homes for orphaned, specially-abled pets. Throughout May we have been celebrating these amazing and heroic pets on our Facebook page!

Click on the video link below to watch a video about these pets and continue to scroll down for their stories.

To all the families that have a specially-abled animal in their life: A pet with special needs will inspire you to be a special kind of person. Thank you for all you do!

May 26, 2015 - 8:59pm

*Be sure to scroll down to read all sessions available in June.

May 21, 2015 - 1:14pm

When we give treats throughout the course of a visit, our goal is to make veterinary care a positive experience instead of something for you and your dog to dread. The frequency and timing of the treats is extremely important. Your dog cannot reason, “I like going to get veterinary care because I get a treat at the beginning and/or the end of the visit.” To help your dog enjoy coming in for medical care, he or she should get frequent treats all during the visit. Fortunately, your dog does not value treats by their size (like we do) but just loves getting something tasty.

May 21, 2015 - 12:10pm

Most domestic cats purr at around 25 decibels, but Merlin has hit a magnificent 100 - louder than a hair dryer, a hand drill or a lawnmower. The 12-year-old pet is so noisy that owner Tracy Westwood struggles to hold telephone conversations or hear the TV. Mrs. Westwood said: "I often have people asking me what on earth is the noise in the background - it's just Merlin the cat." Mrs. Westwood adopted Merlin when he was just a kitten from an animal shelter.

May 15, 2015 - 10:26pm

This article is taken directly from aspca.org

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center tallied calls received in 2014, and some common themes emerged. Check out the 10 substances that accounted for the most calls.

May 15, 2015 - 8:56pm

An Annual Comprehensive Wellness Exam is one of the most important things you can do for your pet. Even if your pet has had several veterinary visits during the year due to illness or other problems, please make sure to bring your pet in for his or her annual wellness exam. 

May 14, 2015 - 2:41pm

Join us on Saturday, May 16th at 4pm for a free informational session about Tellington TTouch. Jenny White of Dog-Ed will introduce you to the methods of this unique approach to training, which is based on respect and compassion for our animal friends.