dental care is important for hamsters
May 15, 2017

Dental Exotic & Pocket Pets Wellness & Prevention

Chew on this…Dental Care for Small Mammals is Important

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

Small mammals with continuously growing teeth need appropriate dental care! Here are some tips to keep your pocket pet healthy and happy.

tray of vaccines
May 1, 2017

Wellness & Prevention

Do vaccines help or hurt your pet? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about veterinary vaccines

Karen Strickfaden, DVM, CVA, CAC

Why should vaccines be a part of my pet’s healthcare? The purpose of a vaccine is to stimulate a pet’s body to produce antibodies and ‘memory’ cells so that if he encounters the disease again, his system will be ready to defend against it. What are the risks of vaccinating my pet? If your pet […]

barium for foreign body
April 17, 2017

General Surgery

Pets sometimes swallow things they shouldn’t – here’s what happened to Max

Countycare Veterinary Technician

My pet swallowed a __________. Fill in the blank with almost any word. Pets swallow socks, underwear, golf balls, sewing needles, softball gloves… The list goes on and on! Sometimes items will move through a pet’s digestive tract, and other items will require surgical removal. Max’s situation required surgery. Max is a 2-year-old domestic longhair […]