Indoor Cats and Rabies Vaccines

One of the most common questions that I receive is “Why does my indoor cat need a rabies vaccine?” It is the law!  All cats healthy enough to receive vaccinations are required by law in Erie County to receive a Rabies vaccination. Rabies in cats is on the rise mainly due to owners not having … Read more

Easter Holiday Hazards

Although most of us are looking forward to springtime and Easter celebrations, we need to take a few precautions to ensure a safe celebration for our pets. The most common treat for our children at Easter time is chocolate. However, chocolate can be highly toxic to pets. Theobromine is the ingredient in chocolate that makes … Read more

Chocolate Toxicity

Chocolate is one of the most common toxins that dogs and cats are exposed to.  The primary reason is that most of us have some sort of chocolate in our homes everyday.  Whether it is that chocolate chip cookie, candy bar, or chocolate we use to bake with, it is everywhere. The ingredient in chocolate … Read more

February is Pet Dental Health Month

Did you know that February is National Pet Dental Health Month? Dental disease is the most common clinical condition affecting dogs and cats and it is completely preventable. Your pets bad breath could indicate significant health risks to your dog or cat. Periodontal disease can affect not only your pets teeth but their internal organs, … Read more

New Years Resolutions for our Pets

As we start the New Year, most of us think of resolutions for ourselves to improve our overall health and happiness. We need it include our pets in our resolutions as well.  The following are a few of my favorite resolutions for our pets: You want to make sure that your pet is examined by … Read more

Cold Weather Pet Safety

Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet?  Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year, and it’s as good a time as … Read more

Winter Holiday Hazards for Pets

The holiday season is just around the corner. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during this festive time. Plants and other items associated with the winter and holiday season can be toxic to your pets. The following is a very general guide. Always consult your veterinarian for specific advice and treatment recommendations. … Read more