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Every day veterinarians are faced with a variety of surgical challenges. While some surgeries are scheduled in advance, others must be done on an emergency basis to treat a sick or injured pet. The four most common procedures we perform are mass removals, dental...Read more
Did you know we provide nutrition consults free of charge for any of our current patients? When we think about a nutrition consult, for many of us the first thing that comes to mind is a weight loss program. While in...Read more
Hiding PainLike most cats, Maggie is great at hiding pain. At her annual physical, the doctor checked her mouth and noticed an angry, red sore on her lower gum. Ouch! I had no idea there was a problem causing her pain and since it was...
Canine influenza has recently been diagnosed in the Triangle, and is highly contagious. The current strain in this area appears to be H3N2. A vaccine is available for this strain, and we are recommending it for all canine patients that come into contact with or...Read more
With age comes a higher risk of certain diseases. The diseases we see more frequently in older cats are hyperthyroidism, renal failure, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease,...Read more
I am often asked about annual blood work. Questions range from, “I'm here for a wellness exam. Why should I have it done when my pet is healthy?” to, “Is this just a way...Read more
Does Your Pet Have Halitosis?
Most often feline and canine bad breath is caused by dental or gum disease. Plaque and tartar are the...
I recently had the pleasure of attending the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Conference. As a practice manager, I was excited to be attending a conference that was animal focused since most of my continuing education centers on management and information technology. As...Read more
This question of whether dog parks are safe has been posed many times by dog lovers. There is much debate about this very subject among veterinary healthcare providers. Some feel it is a good way to socialize your furry friend. Others feel dogs could pick up a...Read more
Most of us with cats at some point face the conflict of whether or not to allow our precious friend to play outdoors. We want the environment they live in to meet their needs, and at the same time, we want to...Read more
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