Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Is my Pet Overweight?
Over 50% of the pets out there are overweight. Obesity in cats and dogs is a very serious health concern. It can lead to many health issues and can shorten the life of your pet.
Why is my Pet Overweight?
There are medical conditions that can cause weight gain in our pets. These conditions should be tested for and treated before starting any weight loss plan. An animal becomes overweight because they are eating more calories then they are using. These extra calories are stored as fat. We tend to look at our pet’s food dish intake, but we often forget that treats and “people food” also contribute to our pets overall calorie intake. A few extra calories each day can add up quickly.
What can I do as a pet owner?
Prevention is the best medicine. Watching your pets diet and regular exercise are key steps to preventing weight gain. It is easier to keep the weight off than it is to lose the extra weight once its there!
If you do have a pet that is overweight, a visit to your veterinarian to make sure there aren’t any medical reasons for the weight gain is the first step. An effective weight loss program for your pet should include proper diet, cutting out treats (or at least switching to low-calorie ones), and regular exercise throughout the day.
Weight loss is about 60% diet and 40% exercise. Most pets will be able to lose extra weight if you are consistent with their weight loss plan.
Call us to set up a safe and effective weight loss program for your pet today!
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease (Borreliosis) is an infection caused by bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted by deer ticks and can infect many different animals, including dogs, cats, and humans.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Wednesday & Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!