Bruin, son of Stormy Walsh and Casey Jones, was born in our home, under my son’s bed, on 10/14/2006. He was the one out of Stormy’s 4 puppies that we decided to keep. He was funny and goofy and had an incredibly sweet disposition. He loved to walk “run” and could literally pull your arm out when he got to pulling you, especially Shane who he pulled on his bike. … Read More
We love our pets like family, and having to say goodbye can be hard. Garth Kemp lost his beloved dog, Saint, and he’s sharing some advice to help you with the death of a pet. Post by ABC7 Morning Show.
It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I write this to my friends and family. I had to have Katie put down yesterday. On 7/15 she was running loose in the arena and WHACKED her rear pastern on the metal upright post of the fence. At the moment I saw it happen my heart fell to my feet as I knew it was going to be grave, … Read More
“Doctor, does my pet look fat?” is almost as loaded a question as “Does my butt look fat?” I cringe, wondering how to delicately break the news that yes, Mrs. Leon’s dog is as big as a doghouse. I just don’t want to end up there myself. Although tackling this question sounds like a comical situation, the obesity problem in pets in the U.S. is very real and very serious. … Read More
The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for humans have made headlines, but did you know these powerful fatty acids can also provide our pets with a health boost? What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of fat. They are considered essential fatty acids (EFAs) for humans, as well as for dogs and cats, because they cannot be made in the body. To maintain optimal health … Read More
Why do animals need dental care? After all, they don’t brush their teeth in the wild! (At least, no one has observed it.) It is an alarming, perhaps little-known fact, however, that by age 3, almost 75 percent of dogs and cats have some sign of dental disease. In this day and age, with the advent of highly processed pet foods, the challenges of animal tooth care can parallel those … Read More
The holidays are coming, and with them come all the yummy and often irrestistable flavors of the season. Our pets are usually welcome family members, and, as such, want to share our meals. But this is not a good idea. Recently a very sick little Dachsund named Dapple came to the clinic, head hanging low, appetite all but gone. It turned out that she had pancreatitis. This is a condition … Read More
As the athletes of the domesticated animal world, horses were the first to reap the benefits of cutting edge sports medicine treatments. Because their athletic performance often had a tangible result, i.e.: a monetary value associated with it, owners were willing to invest in discovering how modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic and massage affected a horse’s performance. Fortunately, dogs and cats received the natural fallout from this. For example, glucosamine, … Read More