Posts made in December, 2015

January Pet of the Month

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Our Blog, Pet of the Month | 0 comments

Tula is a 6 year old Pug that has been coming to Rock Bridge Animal Hospital since August 2013. As with any pug, Tula has ample charm, and she has had all of us wrapped around her little toe since her first visit. Tula comes in every so often to have her nails trimmed. She doesn’t really enjoy her pedicures, but she will endure it as long as we let her lick (and by lick we mean inhale) cheese to her heart’s content.   When Tula came in for a nail trim in April of this year, it was because she had torn a toenail and needed the broken nail removed. As we were addressing the nails, and Tula was...

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Xylitol: A Bittersweet Problem

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Our Blog | 0 comments

We know how much our dogs love peanut butter! We use it for everything from hiding medications to entertainment in food toys. So you can imagine our concern when we learned that xylitol, a substance that is highly toxic to dogs, had made its way into some specialty brands of peanut butter!   Xylitol is a sugar alcohol derived from plant fibers, and used as a sweetener in numerous products. Its popularity is growing because of numerous health benefits to people, particularly in the world of dental care. Most commonly the sweetener crops up in chewing gums, toothpaste, and sugar-free candy,...

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