What to do if your pet has a tick:

Ticks are a relatively common parasite in our area.  At times, they are a VERY common cause of concern (or even panic!) amongst pet owners.  If you have found a tick on your pet, here are some “Do’s and Don’ts” of removing the tick. Do: Part the fur so you can see where the tick…

How to Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

Happy Holidays from Companion Animal Hospital!  With the holidays fast approaching, we know what a busy time of year this can be.  By taking a few precautions, you can make sure that everyone in your family (including your furry friends) enjoys the holidays! Below are some ideas to help avoid timely and expensive emergency visits…

How to Prevent and Detect Heat Stroke in Pets

How to Prevent and Detect Heat Stroke in Pets  Summer is a time to have a great time with your pets outdoors.  There are countless activities we do with our four legged friends.  However, when the temperature rises, the risk for heat related illness increases as well.  Heat stroke occurs when your pet’s body can’t…

10 Ways to Help an Arthritic Dog

When your dog is in pain, you want to help him feel better — fast. Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do to relieve the aches that are an everyday occurrence for dogs with arthritis: Take your dog in for regular checkups so that your veterinarian can monitor your pet’s arthritis and…

Does my dog have arthritis?

With the changing weather, you may soon start to notice that your older dog seems a little “stiff” in the joints.  Arthritis is a progressive degeneration of the joints often seen in older dogs. It may start with subtle signs, such as your dog is no longer willing to jump up on the furniture or…

Ultrasound

Ultrasonography is an important medical imaging technique used in humans and pets alike.  Companion Animal Hospital is happy to provide this imaging option as it plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions.  Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes. The technique is similar to the echolocation used…

Cat Introductions: Helpful Hints

When the time comes to add a cat to your feline family, planning for a proper cat introduction will help promote success.  Could you imagine if a person came into your home announcing themselves as a new roommate and sat in your favorite chair and commandeered the TV remote?  Sometimes when we bring a new…

Your Unique Feline Friend

Anyone who shares their home with a cat knows that they are a unique creature.  While every cat has its own personality, there are some underlying innate behavioral characteristics that make them decidedly different from dogs (and people).  Dogs and people are “pack species” and have evolved as group hunters of large prey.  The cat…

Why Does My Pet Do That?

We often get questions from clients about their pets behaviors that can be quite interesting at times.  I thought I would answer some of the most commonly asked questions today and see if you get an answer to something interesting your pet has been doing at home.  If you have other interesting questions don’t hesitate…

There are so many dental treats on the market…..which ones work the best?

Home dental care plays an important role reducing the need for a professional dental cleaning for your pet by your veterinarian.  Professional dental cleanings performed by your veterinarian are proven to be important to your pet’s overall health, but it’s the treatment owners do at home between cleanings that can have a bigger effect! Daily…