Five suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for your pets

(1) Speak to your veterinarian about pet nutrition – 2018 was a terrible year for fad and boutique diets. Veterinary cardiologists around the country reported increasing rates of serious heart disease in dogs being fed “B.E.G.” (boutique,...

Giving your pet table scraps.

Q:  My friend’s dog was hospitalized after he ate some turkey on Thanksgiving.  Should I be afraid to give my pets any table scraps? A:  This time of year veterinarians are usually busy for several days after each holiday.  Traditionally, the busiest day of the...

Cushing’s Syndrome

Q: My dog was diagnosed with Cushing’s Syndrome.  What is this disease and what can I expect for my dog? A: Cushing’s syndrome, or hyperadrenocorticism, is a hormone imbalance that occurs in some older dogs.  In Cushing’s Syndrome, the adrenal glands...

Kidney Failure

 Q: My ten year old dog was just diagnosed with kidney failure.  What should I be doing for him?             A: Kidney disease is a very common condition in dogs and cats.  When kidneys stop functioning well, pets begin drinking larger amounts of water and may...

Senior Screenings

Pets are living longer than ever before due in large part to vast improvements in nutrition, the development of vaccines against common diseases, and improvement in the typical pet’s living conditions.  I firmly believe that modern veterinary medicine holds the keys...