General

  • What is a DHPP Vaccine?

    DHPP stands for: Distemper-Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza Distemper-Hepatitis is a widespread, fatal disease that effects the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, skin and central nervous system. Parainfluenza is a contagious upper…

  • What is Bordetella?

    Bordetella, also known as kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection. Bordetella can occur alone or in conjunction with Canine Distemper or Canine Parainfluenza. Many people think Kennel…

  • Why is checking a stool sample necessary?

    Many puppies and kittens are born with an intestinal parasite known as roundworm. Roundworms are transmitted from an infected mother during the development of the embryo, or by the mother’s…

  • Why do I need to keep my dog on heartworm prevention?

    Heartworm is a parasite that lives in the pulmonary vessels of the heart. While within the vessels, they can increase in numbers and grow up to 12 inches in length.…

  • Why do I need to have my dog tested for heartworms annually?

    Even though you may keep your dog on monthly heartworm prevention, an annual test is still necessary to continue prevention. Heartworm prevention is a prescription medication. Annual exams and testing…

  • Why should I vaccinate for Lyme Disease?

    Lyme Disease is a bacteria spread by ticks. If left untreated it can cause arthritis, kidney disease, and in some cases cause a heart condition called mycocarditis. Usually the first…

  • Why should I spay my female dog?

    If you do not plan on breeding your pure bred dog, or if your dog is a mixed breed dog, spaying is the best choice for the health and happiness…

  • Why should I neuter my male dog?

    If you do not plan on breeding your pure bred dog, or if your dog is a mixed breed, neutering is the best choice for the health and happiness of…