Wellness & Prevention

Holiday Toxins for Pets

Holiday Toxins for Pets

  While the holidays bring more challenges to the already difficult winter months, we can’t forget about indoor and outdoor toxins frequently seen at this time of year.  Keeping your pets healthy and safe will help keep the holidays stress free. Are poinsettias as...

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Diabetes Mellitus in Cats – Overview

Diabetes Mellitus in Cats – Overview

What is diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas, a small organ located near the stomach. The pancreas has two different types of cells that have very different functions. One group of cells produces the enzymes necessary for proper digestion....
Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs – Overview

Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs – Overview

This handout provides general information about diabetes mellitus in dogs. For information about its treatment, see the fact sheets “Diabetes Mellitus – Principles of Treatment in Dogs” and “Diabetes Mellitus – Insulin Treatment in...
Instructions for Ear Cleaning in Cats

Instructions for Ear Cleaning in Cats

Ear cleaning is not usually necessary in cats. Most cats are fine without it, but for those who are prone to wax build-up and/or ear infections, ear cleaning is a very important part of your cat’s hygiene needs. Cleaning your dog’s ears does not require...
Instructions for Ear Cleaning in Dogs

Instructions for Ear Cleaning in Dogs

Ear cleaning is a very important part of your dog’s grooming needs. Some dogs need more frequent ear cleaning than others. Dogs who are prone to ear infections often benefit from more frequent ear cleanings. Cleaning your dog’s ears does not require any...
Body Condition Scores

Body Condition Scores

Weight-conscious people are familiar with BMI (Body Mass Index) as a yardstick to identify ideal weight. There is a way to measure the body condition of our furry friends, too. The pet version of BMI is called BCS (Body Condition Score) which is a quantitative yet...