Acupuncture for Pets

Did you know that both Dr. Yung and Dr. Marcus perform veterinary acupuncture?  This method has been used to treat humans for thousands of years, but many pet owners don’t realize that it can be used on pets, too. So we asked Dr. Marcus to answer some of the most...

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Why is dental health important for pets?

Periodontal disease is the most common health problem in dogs and cats.  This disease occurs when oral bacteria attach to the teeth as a part of plaque.  The plaque and bacteria then expand under the gum line, creating inflammation and attachment loss of the soft...

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‘Tis the Season…for Holiday Hazards

Now that the holidays are coming up quickly, we need to remember that this season can actually be dangerous to our pets.  From slipping out the door when friends and family come over, to eating things they aren’t supposed to, don’t forget to keep a closer eye out on...

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Snotty Kitties: The Truth Behind the Sneezing & Congestion

Many cat owners have experienced a “snotty kitty” – your cat doesn’t feel well, sneezes and sounds congested much like a person with a cold.  But what causes these infections and how can you help your cat feel better?  We asked Dr. Beedle to explain. What causes the...

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Common Anesthesia Myths

We know that the decision to put your pet under anesthesia is not one you take lightly, and neither do we.  But there are many common misconceptions about anesthesia that may have you more concerned than is really needed.  Here are the common myths we hear regularly,...

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Hunter’s Exam With Dr. Marcus

Ever wonder what your veterinarian is looking for while examining your dog? Our very own Dr. Katie Marcus talks you through a nose-to-tail exam of our friend Hunter!   Have questions? We're here to help! Don't hesitate to contact us...

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Feline Behavior Decoded – Fun & Games

What is normal play – also called environmental enrichment – for a cat? As we learned last time, the outdoor cat spends most of its day hunting for its next meal.  While expending energy is expensive to the cat, it is also extremely mentally stimulating! The outdoor...

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Cat Behavior Decoded – Food & Feeding

What is normal feeding behavior for cats? In the “wild,” or among feral cat communities, cats hunt for their food. Because meals in the wild are not readily available, cats spend most of their time and energy hunting for their next meal, whether or not they’re hungry....

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Why does my pet need an exam?

Ever wonder what your veterinarian is looking for when she examines your pet?  There is more to it than you might think! Veterinarians are actually like medical instruments themselves – their senses of touch, sight, and smell are finely tuned to alert on abnormalities...

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Cats and Carriers and Cars, oh my!

As any cat owner worth their tuna will tell you, taking your feline friend to the vet is often not a fun or easy experience for either party involved. The finding, the catching, and the stuffing into the carrier quickly escalates tension, so that by the time you make...

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