Month: September 2018

Body Condition Scores

Body Condition Scores

Weight-conscious people are familiar with BMI (Body Mass Index) as a yardstick to identify ideal weight. Pet owners are also focused on the weight of their pets. Luckily, there is a way to measure the body condition of our furry friends, too. The pet version of BMI is...
Dental Cleaning in Cats

Dental Cleaning in Cats

It all starts with an exam room evaluation. When rough tartar accumulates on tooth surfaces and touches the gum line, it’s time for a professional oral assessment, treatment, and prevention visit. This visit will include a thorough dental examination, teeth...
Neutering in Cats

Neutering in Cats

Neutering and castration are the common terms used to describe the surgical procedure known scientifically as orchidectomy or orchiectomy during which both testicles are removed in order to sterilize a male cat. Neutering is recommended to prevent urine marking and...
Neutering in Dogs

Neutering in Dogs

Neutering and castration are the common terms used to describe the surgical procedure during which both testicles are removed in order to sterilize a male dog. There are several pros and cons to neutering; however, the overall consensus at this time is that neutering...
Neutering in Cats

Spaying in Cats

Spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure known as an ovariohysterectomy. In this procedure, the ovaries and uterus are removed completely in order to sterilize a female cat. Spaying is recommended to reduce the risk of mammary cancer and to...