May 29, 2017

General

Dog bites – contributing factors and physical warning signs

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

No one likes to think of “man’s best friend” as an aggressive and potentially dangerous animal. Unfortunately, there are times when dogs react by biting. But why? Understanding why some dogs bite and the warning signs of an impending bite can be the best way to prevent it in the first place. Why do some […]

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 […]