Posts made in January, 2018

When To Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Our Blog | 0 comments

So when should you spay or neuter your pet? As soon as possible, right? Maybe not. Some new studies have come out recently that question the ideal time to spay or neuter a pet. The idea of spaying and neutering (we’ll refer to it as neutering for both sexes) came about due to issues with an out-of-control pet population. Shelters were overrun with unwanted dogs and cats, and huge numbers of unwanted pets were being euthanized. Preventing uncontrolled reproduction was essential.   We also knew that neutered pets were less likely to roam (males can smell a female in heat a mile away,...

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January Pet of the Month

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Our Blog, Pet of the Month | 0 comments

Rafiki is a very sweet Mastiff mix puppy. He was adopted by his new Mom after the rest of the litter was killed by a coyote. Somehow Rafiki had survived in spite of a lot of blood loss and wounds. He came in for a check-up because the swelling on his face did not appear to be improving and his gums were pale. Dr. Forbes confirmed he was anemic due to the blood loss from his injuries. The swelling was lanced in an attempt to drain an abscess, but there wasn’t much drainage. The area continued to bleed, so the drainage site had to be closed. He was sent home on an iron supplement to help...

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February Pet of the Month

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Our Blog, Pet of the Month | 0 comments

Burnie Boyle is a boisterous 2yr old lab retriever, mix that came in for an appointment on 11/17/17. He had a history of allergies, and had been vomiting since 2 a.m. The owner stated that he kept asking to go outside and every time that he would he would continuously eat grass, then vomit it right back up. His vomiting finally stopped at one point and was able to eat breakfast. He managed to keep it down, but was very restless and uncomfortable after eating and not looking for treats like he normally would.   Dr. Sappington did a full exam, and he would allow his stomach to be palpated and...

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