Brian and I were packing our bags for our big anniversary trip when we noticed a firm, rapidly-growing lump on Chewy's back leg. We took him in immediately to see our local veterinary surgeon because it felt very different than the lipomas that had gradually been popping up over time…Read More
Though the subject of this post is very sad and is something that we, as pet owners, try to not think about, it is very important to know as much as possible about this option for saying goodbye to our beloved pets...Read More
Kasey Herrara of 2SpeakDog is one of the top trainers in Richmond, VA. Here, we discuss the psychology of people and their pets and learn a little more about how Kasey came to be the master of "speaking to your dog"...Read More
It was before the age of Facebook and Instagram and FaceTime when I decided to go to vet school in a developing country far, far away...
I had no idea what going to vet school in Grenada, WI looked like...Read More
If you're in the market for a new bed for your pup, check out Bowsers Pet Products. I've been a loyal customer of theirs for about 5 years and have never been disappointed!
I started using Bowsers Beds when I opened my office in 2012...Read More
It's hard for me to believe, but I have been certified in veterinary acupuncture for 8 years. It feels like just yesterday that I traveled to Colorado to learn from one of the great veterinary and human medical minds of our time...Read More
How It Works
Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy uses a beam of light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation”, which leads to reduced...Read More
Chances are good that you've received a massage or two in your lifetime.
And we all know how relaxing and de-stressing a good massage can be.
But therapeutic massage can also be used to treat medical conditions...Read More
Acupuncture has helped millions of animals (and humans) all over the world and still many people are unfamiliar with this amazing approach. Initial documentation of acupuncture dates back to China around the year 200 BCE.Read More
It's been 365 days since we said goodbye to our sweet Chewy. This past year has been an eye-opening lesson in loss, love, and surrender.
Initially, I tried to control my grief and suppress it when it was inconvenient, but I have since learned...Read More
There is nothing more stressful than knowing that it is too hot outside for your pup and not having anything to do to fix it! Cue the Hurtta Cooling Vest!
This cooling vest is surprisingly effective, reasonably priced, and one way to make your outdoor experience this summer more comfortable for you and your pooch!
Heat exhaustion in dogs is a problem that affects dogs every summer season...Read More
As a veterinarian, you are faced (way too often) with the sad position of telling your client that their dog or cat has cancer. It is a feeling that never gets better or easier. It weighs heavily on our hearts and minds.
I will never forget the day that one of my favorite patients came in...Read More
This is a letter I wrote to The Honest Kitchen and I'd like to share it with all of you...
I have been wanting to write you this letter for months, but haven't quite been able to find the words.
First of all, I would like to say thank you. Thank you for providing food that is high in quality, palatable, and appropriate for so many types of situations that you might find yourself in with your pet. From general good health and good food to food that nourishes and becomes almost therapeutic for pets that are in need.
My Chewy was a pet that was in need...
Anxiety in your pet making YOU anxious?
Here are some helpful tools…
Every time Brian and I leave the house, we have an anxiety-reducing routine that we used for our late dog, Chewy, and now use for our puppy, Bentley.
It goes a little something like this...Read More
It seemed like winter might be over, but Old Man Winter isn't done yet! The snow arrived today and I had to pull this jacket out again... Immediately, I was reminded of how much l love it!
I got this coat for Bentley, our puppy, back in the fall, so it is a little on the snug side now. Though it's not a perfect fit anymore...Read More
I find that it's really difficult to talk about food and treats and to truly recommend any product(s) without hesitation, but I never hesitate with Zuke's. These tasty treats are safe, palatable, and have quality ingredients that I feel safe giving to both my patients and my own dogs.
I started loving Zuke's when...Read More