February 3, 2020

Medical Issues

Diabetes in Pets

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

What is diabetes? Diabetes (or diabetes mellitus) is a disease where the sugar (glucose) levels in the bloodstream become elevated. Both people and pets can get diabetes.   To understand diabetes, you first must understand a little about how the body works. Glucose is a type of sugar that serves as the main source of energy […]

January 6, 2020

Medical Issues

Hot Spots Can Occur Any Time of Year

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

Throughout the year, we examine a lot of pets for skin problems ranging from itchy skin to fur loss and scabbing. One of the more frequent skin problems we see can be very irritating for your pet, can smell bad, and can spread quickly. You may have heard them called “hot spots,” but the official […]

December 2, 2019

General Wellness & Prevention

Make Your Holidays Pet-Friendly

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

It’s that time of the year again…time for family to gather, celebrate, and share some delicious food. For a lot of us, the holiday season means getting to indulge in mashed potatoes with delicious gravy, eating extra servings of favorite side dishes, and sampling the variety of desserts (with whipped cream of course)! Calories don’t […]