Introducing Laser Therapy

  Benefits of K-Laser Therapy For Your Pet Acute pain, chronic pain, arthritis, hot spots, sprains/strains, trauma, CCL injuries, limping, painful mouth, post-surgical incision sites and the list continues on what the K-Laser can treat!  Class IV K-Laser Therapy is an FDA cleared therapeutic treatment that manages pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue...

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Counterfeit Pet Medications

Can You Tell The Difference Between Pet Medications? One Of These Are FAKE!                 All of us at Lakeview Animal Clinic, love all our furry patients.  All recommendations by our clinic truly have the best interest of your pet in mind. WARNING: It is common practice for online pharmacies to use repackaged products,...

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Benefits of Animal Massage

Animal Massage   Massage therapy is a series of manual manipulation techniques used to improve a patient’s physical and emotional well being.  Physiological benefits of massage include pain relief, improved joint mobility, relaxation and increased circulation. Many people also find that massage deepens the bond between owner and pet.  Dr. Jamie provides a...

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Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Pets

What is Animal Chiropractic (Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy)? Animals are particularly sensitive to spinal stress, which can come from both internal and external environments. These stresses can cause decreased mobility in particular areas, resulting in abnormal nerve impulses and pain (referred to as hypomobility or subluxation). The nervous system is intimately...

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5 Enrichment Games for Dogs!

Making sure your dog is physically stimulated by lots of walks and exercise is important but it is also essential to provide mental stimulation and enrichment for your dog. Boredom and excess energy can lead to behavioral problems in dogs and this can be helped by providing your dog with lots of mental stimulation. We’ve picked out 5 fantastic games, toys and...

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Winter and Holiday Hazards for Pets

I cannot believe the holidays are upon us again. Take time from the hustle and bustle to spend some quality time with family and friends, especially our furry ones. Here are some tips to keep our pets safe this winter and holiday season  Avoid holiday foods that could cause problems for your pets Alcoholic beverages                          ...

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Foods You Should Never Feed Your Pet

Some foods which are edible for humans, and even other species of animals, can pose hazards for dogs or cats because of their different metabolism. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas, others can cause severe illness, and even death. The following common food items should not be fed (intentionally or unintentionally) to dogs and in some cases cats. Xylitol...

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Do You Brush? Care for Your Pet’s Teeth

Of course you brush your teeth, probably more than once a day. But what about your dog or cats teeth? Lift the lip on your pet and what do you see and smell? Are the teeth brown, yellow or worse? Does the smell knock you over? Your friend could have dental disease. Yes, pets can have dental problems just like people do. Dogs rarely get cavities though. Most of their...

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Dr. Anna Schwister on Pet Allergies

MANY DOGS AND CATS SUFFER FROM FALL ALLERGIES! Fall is a busy time of year for many vets. Seasonal allergies affect about 20% of dogs and cats. But don’t expect your allergic pet to be sneezing or rubbing their eyes. The signs a pet has allergies are different. “Itching is the most common symptom,” Dr. Anna Schwister points out. “Many owners think it’s...

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10 Ways Pets Make You Healthy

Of course you can’t resist your golden retriever’s puppy-dog eyes or your tabby’s silly antics, but you’re getting much more from your pet than unconditional love and great pics for your Facebook wall. Pets make you healthy! Nearly two-thirds of American households include a pet.  These companions are proving themselves to be more valuable to our health than...

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Senior Dog Health

Senior dog health issues are extremely important. Large breed dogs (i.e. Great Danes) are considered a senior at 6 or 7 years of age; whereas small breeds (i.e. toy poodle) aren’t considered a senior until their teen years. As a dog ages, signs of potentially serious health problems are commonly overlooked by pet owners as “normal for an old dog.” Some...

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Why Pets Become Overweight

I have a yellow lab named Tonka, who is extremely attached to my husband Steve. Tonka is so pathetic; when Steve leaves for work Tonka lays his head on my lap and gives me “sad puppy dog eyes”. To cheer him up one day, I took him to the dog park. While I was there, I saw many friendly and happy dogs, but one of the biggest things I noticed was that over half of these...

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