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Shampoo Choice and Technique

Long winters can make pet coats pretty smelly.  As the weather warms and the snow melts, the yard becomes a muddy mess too.  So, now you want to bathe Fido and need to pick up a shampoo for that stinky, dirty coat.  You walk into a pet store or look online and you are overwhelmed [...]

Knowledge is Power

With the passage of marijuana laws in various surrounding states but not in Wisconsin, there can be fears by clients that if their pets should accidently ingest their illegal products that reporting to their veterinarian what was/suspected eaten will result in fines, reporting to the police or other agencies. However veterinarians are held to the [...]

The Eyes have it

When it comes to the eyes, any changes you notice should be reason enough to make an appointment as soon as possible.  Many conditions of the eyes look similar but have very different causes and treatment.  Some diseases or trauma need immediate treatment in order to preserve vision. So, how do you know which of [...]

Is Grain Free the Way to Be?

Grain-free veterinary diets have become a popular topic. With a recent trend towards humans eating “gluten free”, many pet owners made the switch to grain free. Many believe grains are fillers that lack nutritional value, and diets containing corn and other grains provide diets are low quality. Corn and other grains provide diets with a [...]

Planning for the Unexpected

We almost never expect a pet emergency and often scramble to pay for the costs of care and surgeries when time is of the essence. There are several options that should be considered to pre-plan for the costs: 1. Start a savings account dedicated to the payment of routine visits, possible emergencies, non-elective surgeries and [...]

Welcome November

My favorite holiday is near. With comfort foods and family, Thanksgiving makes us reflect on what we are thankful for.  I am thankful for the unconditional love our pets give and the many things they do for our well-being. A smile immediately crosses my face when I spot a dog on a walk or a [...]

Don’t Be a Scaredy-Cat

Taking your cat to the vet might be one of the most dreaded things – next to cleaning up dog poop after a long winter. Veterinary visits have been associated with much fear and anxiety for not only pets, but also pet owners. Fear-free veterinary visits have been a more recent shift in veterinary medicine, [...]

Tips for A Successful Visit with Your Cat

Cats are quite the homebodies and have their daily routines outlined pretty well over the years. So, scooping them up and taking them to the veterinary clinic is definitely not on their agenda. Some preparations and tips can help you decrease their anxiety. The first tips involve the dreaded carrier. Consider the size – not [...]

More To Love

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a chubby furry friend to cuddle up with? There’s more to love then, right? Although the best way to my heart is through my stomach, feeding your pet is not the only way to give them some lovin’. Having an overweight pet can shave approximately 2.5 years off his [...]

A Cost of Not Spaying

Most of us have our pets spayed and neutered during the first year of life to avoid pregnancy and contributing to the pet overpopulation.  However sometimes the surgery is delayed for various reasons whether financial, being told by a previous owner that the surgery was done, “silent” heat cycle, to have the option to breed [...]

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