August 5, 2019

General Medical Issues Wellness & Prevention

Grain-Free Foods and Heart Disease in Dogs

Karen Strickfaden, DVM, CVA, CAC

The FDA has been investigating a possible connection between some grain-free dog foods containing high levels of lentils, peas and other legumes and a possible increased risk of heart disease. The current FDA report included dogs that have eaten grain-free diets and grain-containing diets in all forms: kibble, canned, raw and home-cooked. Therefore, it does […]

July 1, 2019


Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

It is finally summer time here in Wisconsin! I know a lot of us were wondering if it would ever come this year with all the rain and cooler days we’ve had lately. Summertime is a favorite for many people. It means longer days to enjoy time outside, it means bonfires and camping, it means […]

June 3, 2019

General Wellness & Prevention

Trimming Your Pet’s Nails Is Important!

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

Who doesn’t like a relaxing manicure or pedicure, right? But did you stop and think that your pet might like (or NEED) one too? Often times, we forget that our pets need some of the same maintenance care that we do. Trimming your pet’s nails may seem like a daunting task, but learning how to […]