Earlier this month I told you about Parker's ranula, the blocked salivary duct in his mouth. We found it last May during a routine vet exam- it was small at the time and didn't seem to bother him much, so we decided on a wait-and-see approach. At one point last summer it burst, so we… Continue reading Troubled tongue no more! Parker, surgery & The Senior Dog
Being a veterinary nurse I am used to assisting in euthanasias. They're hard, all of them, but the last one I assisted with was one of the worst I have ever assisted with. Why? Because what happened was preventable. Amos (name changed) came to us as a drop off appointment for a regular, semi-annual check… Continue reading Diabetes- Fat Dogs are NOT cute!
Spring can be a hard time of year on senior pups! The cold and damp weather, less chance for exercise, shorter days... There are many reasons winter ad spring can be rough for our older pups. There are some easy ways we can make the season easier on our older dogs! *Utilize more mental exercise… Continue reading Spring & The Senior Dog
Last May was a crazy time. Parker's eye started the downward spiral that lead to it being removed, and at one of Parker's routine vet visits we found a swelling in his mouth. I immediately had flashbacks to Jack and his oral cancer. His doctor had an idea of what it is, but we sent… Continue reading Tongue Troubles- Parker’s Ranula
Dental health is SO important for our dogs! According to the AVMA 95% of all dogs and cats will have periodontal disease by age 3. Bad breath isn't the only thing that can come of dental problems. Long-term effects of dental disease include kidney, liver and heart disease. As a pet owner I know anesthetic… Continue reading All About Dentals!
Trusting a stranger with your dog, especially when sharp objects are concerned, can be hard to do! How do you go about finding good dog groomer? I recently had to find a new grooming salon for the Poms, and here's some handy tips from what I learned in my search! *Ask around! Do you have… Continue reading How to Find A Good Dog Groomer
The holidays are here and like many, I LOVE decorating. Sparkling tinsel, flickering candles, beautiful trees... As wonderful as they all are, many of the holiday decorations we all love can also be harmful to our dogs if we aren't careful. Here are some of the decorations to watch out for this holiday season. Christmas… Continue reading Christmas Decor Dangers