Advice From Dr. Lindsey: How to Address Eye Discharge
Authored by: Dr. Lindsey, DVM Cats and dogs both frequently get the “morning crusties” eye discharge just like us humans. But dogs and cats can also get abnormal eye discharge that can signify an eye problem. Some common symptoms of eye problems are excessive discharge, yellow/green discharge, pawing or rubbing the...Read more
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
A common assumption among pet owners is that dogs eat grass to soothe an upset stomach—if you’ve ever seen your dog eat grass and then vomit shortly afterward, you understand where this assumption came from. However, it’s not entirely clear why dogs eat grass. It may be an instinct, a...Read more
Advice from Dr. Lindsey: How to Address Itchy & Dry Skin
Authored by: Dr. Lindsey, DVM Itchy skin is one of the most common questions we get asked about in the vet clinic. There can be many reasons why dogs get itchy skin such as dry skin, skin parasites, allergies (food, environmental, or contact), or flea allergy dermatitis just to name a...Read more
Common Senior Dog Health Issues
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, a time to help our elderly furry friends find their forever homes. If you’re planning to adopt a dog, it’s certainly worth considering a perfectly adoptable senior pooch with plenty of love to give. As with humans, aging is inevitable. Dogs are typically...Read more
Cat Travel Tips for the Holiday Season
As we approach the holiday season, many of us have travel plans to gather with loved ones—and for pet owners, those loved ones can include four-legged family members. Some cats don’t travel well; they are much more comfortable staying home in a familiar environment. Fortunately, cats are relatively self-sufficient, so...Read more
Advice From Dr. Lindsey: Urinary Issues
Authored by: Dr. Lindsey, DVM I see an animal at the vet clinic almost daily with the complaint of urinary problems. Sometimes it can be puppies learning how to potty train, dogs with urinary incontinence, or pets with renal issues and so much more. Today, I will also be touching on...Read more
Can Dogs Eat Ginger?
Ginger makes for amazing cookies and the perfect spicy, sweet flavor in almost any dish. It’s also celebrated for its many health benefits, making it a popular ingredient among us humans. But, can our four-legged friends enjoy all that ginger has to offer, too? In this post, we’re talking about...Read more
Advice From Dr. Lindsey: How To Address Ear Discharge
Authored by: Dr. Lindsey, DVM Yuck! What’s that gunk in my dog’s ears? That is a question I get asked frequently. Sometimes that gunk can just be ear wax. Sometimes there isn’t even that much gunk in the ear but the dog’s ear is red, swollen, and they are pawing it...Read more
Dog Body Language: What Is Your Pet Trying to Tell You?
Even though he can’t speak “human,” your dog is constantly using his posture, facial expressions, and body language to communicate with you. However, dog body language comes with a lot of nuance. For example, a wagging tail could either be a sign of happiness or a sign of aggression; a...Read more