How to get your cat to love its carrier

Use this step-by-step guide to help your cat adjust to a cat carrier for a trip to the vets. Step 1: Cat, meet carrier Place

Have a Heart – Protect your Pet from Heartworms

That simple preventative that your veterinarian keeps recommending costs 15 times less than treatment! It’s easy to shrug off your veterinarian when you’re asked if

Feline Acne

Definition Chin acne is a disorder in which excess oily material (sebum) is formed by glands in the skin of the chin. This sebum, along

Hot Spots

The low-down on those itchy, inflamed and painful areas on your dogs skin that he just won’t leave alone.   Most dog owners are familiar

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) In Cats

What do my cat’s kidneys do? Kidneys have many functions, they principally act to remove nitrogenous waste products from the blood stream, maintain essential nutrients

Patella Luxation – Your Pet’s Slipped Knee-cap


In a normal knee, the patella (knee-cap) is positioned in the middle of the knee joint. As the knee is bent and straightened, the patella

Trouble-Shooting Guide To Fleas

The price we pay for living in such a beautiful part of the coast, is a predisposition to fleas and paralysis ticks. Here are some

Ear Infections in Dogs

How common are ear infections in dogs?   Infection of the external ear canal (outer ear) by bacteria or yeast, is one of the most

Cystitis and Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats

What is cystitis? Cystitis is a general term referring to inflammation in the urinary bladder.  The term cystitis does not imply a specific underlying cause.

Pet Insurance increases raise some serious questions…

Over the past few months, we have received numerous feed back from clients that their pet insurance premiums have increased dramatically, even doubled in some