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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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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Should I Call the Vet?

Just like us, our animal companions are not immune to diseases and mishaps. Unfortunately, they can be masters at masking their aches and pains until the problem becomes major and obvious. But by knowing the warning signs of trouble, you can step in and help your pet maintain good health – while keeping your veterinarian bills down. The earlier we catch a disease,...

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Lyme Disease in Our Area

We know it is snowing out today, but tick-borne diseases like Lyme’s disease are being reported already. We have had a few positive Lyme tests this spring at the clinic already! So if you have not started applying Frontline to your pets who go outside, it is time to do so. Ticks become active when the temperature gets above 36 degrees and the peak month for tick...

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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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No more Lost Pets

Did you ever open the back door and suddenly your beloved dog or cat slips between your legs and is running free outdoors? Usually they don’t go far. They check out the bushes or smell the air. What if they found an amazing scent or saw their favorite squirrel or bunny take off, and they were gone. Gone…..just like that. One in three pets goes missing...

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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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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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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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