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June 27, 2016

Is your dog trying to tell you something?

Does your dog tremble at the sound of fireworks, sirens, thunder or other loud noises? They could be suffering from “noise aversion”. You may have never heard of noise aversion, but based on studies at least one-third of all dogs in the United States suffer from noise aversion. It’s a real and serious medical condition that when left untreated, progresses to a more severestate – not to mention how upsetting it is to see your best canine friend in distress whenever loud noises happen! Noise aversion causes your dog to suffer from anxiety and fearduring noise events and creates a […]
June 16, 2016

Do Dogs Dream?

Of course dogs dream.  If you’ve ever noticed a sleeping dog have shallow, irregular breathing, followed by muscle twitching and eye movements behind closed eyelids, then your dog is dreaming.  The characteristics of sleeping and dreaming are very similar for both dogs and humans.  Dogs tend to get to dreaming much faster than people, typically within 20 minutes of dozing off.  What we don’t know , is what do dogs dream about?  Running, playing, eating, fun times or serious times?  Perhaps someday, we will bet let in on the secret of doggie dreams.
May 16, 2016

Getting Your Cat to the Vet

It’s time to take your cat to the veterinarian.  We know cats aren’t the best travelers and the car ride and visit can be stressful. You can make this a much more pleasant experience by following these simple helpful tips and using Feliway. Ideally, the cat carrier should be out in the open at all times.  To make the carrier a positive experience, you can feed you cat in the carrier and place soft bedding in the carrier.  If you are not able to leave the carrier out at all times, then at least one week prior to visit: Put […]
March 15, 2016

Heart Disease, People and Pets

Do you or someone you know have heart disease?  Is there a diagnoses of valvular disease, congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, etc? Does your pet or someone’s pet you know have heart disease?  Did you know that there are similarities and differences in the way cats and dogs -vs- humans have heart disease? My own dog has congestive heart failure with pulmonary hypertension and valvular insufficiency.  The valvular insufficiency started first, then progressed to the congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.  This has occurred slowly over many years.   His heart disease has been treated at each stage of the […]