What is about 1 inch long that can permanently identify your pet? A microchip!
A microchip is composed of a small radio transmitter sealed in a sterile, non-reactive glass case. The microchip is inserted under the skin between the pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip can be “read” by a special scanner which displays a series of numbers and letters. This code is linked to a computer site where the information for the owner, such as name, address and phone numbers is stored.
A microchip … [Read More...]
Feline urinary health is a very complex subject. It encompasses urinary tract infection, urinary obstruction, and urinating outside the litter box. Infection, crystals or stones, or behavioral issues are at the root of these problems. The good news is that bringing your cat in early for an exam and urinalysis can help in determining what is causing your cat’s problems.
Many times a diet change is all that is needed to cure or prevent these things from happening again. Hill’s Prescription Diet … [Read More...]
Summer is usually a time of fun and relaxation for our families, but for some dogs and cats it can be a time of major stress and anxiety. Schedule changes, kids are home from school, vacations, fireworks, thunderstorms; these are some of the events that can lead to anxiety for your pet. Fortunately we have many options to help reduce your pet’s stress and anxiety.
If your pet’s periods of stress are occasional and short lived, you can use a homeopathic treatment of essential Peppermint oil on … [Read More...]
As the height of allergy season approaches for many people and pets, some of our clients wonder if feeding a grain free diet is the answer to their pet’s itching. While some notice an improvement in their pet’s skin or gastrointestinal problems, others wonder why their pet is still having problems despite feeding a grain free diet
According to the McKeever Dermatology Clinic’s website (a veterinary dermatology specialty practice in Minnesota), food allergies in cats and dogs is an uncommon … [Read More...]