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 […]

September 2, 2019

Medical Issues Wellness & Prevention

Blue-Green Algae – A Hazard for Dogs!

Aili V. Heintz, DVM

With summer winding down, it seems like everyone is trying to squeeze in one last summer vacation. And for many people, that involves heading up to that little lake somewhere “up north” and enjoying a relaxing time. This last big summer family vacation (often with our pets) most likely includes some well-deserved time in the […]

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 […]