Grain Free Diets: What You Need to Know

According to veterinary nutritionists, grain-free foods are one of the fastest growing segments of the pet food market today. But did you know that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has found that feeding your dog a grain-free diet can be linked to a life-threatening heart condition known as Dilated Cardiomyopathy or DCM? DCM causes

Storm Anxiety

Hurricane season is in full swing! For dogs with storm anxiety, the upcoming months can be stressful for pets and owners alike. Even before the storms begin your pet may begin to pant, pace, hide under furniture or in kennels, or cling to their owners. In severe cases, your pets may become destructive, chewing up

Asian Tick Species Discovered in North Carolina!

On June 25, 2018, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the finding of the H. longicornis tick (also known as the East Asian or Longhorned tick) in North Carolina. Until this time, this tick had never previously established a population in the U.S. Current hosts for this tick includes: dogs, cows, goats, sheep, deer, and

The Dangers of Ticks

What Are Ticks? Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts. They are attracted to warmth and motion, often seeking out people, dogs, cats, and other animals. Ticks are generally found hiding in tall grass or brush in wooded areas. When a host is found, the tick attaches its mouth into the

The Dangers of Summer

The Dangers of Summer

The Dangers of Summer! From backyard barbeques to trips to the lake, summer time means we all spend a lot more time out in the sun! Many of our furry friends are lucky enough to be included in the festivities! The warm weather of the season presents some unique challenges that many pet owners may

How To Choose the Right Veterinary Hospital for Your Pets

How To Choose the Right Veterinary Hospital for Your Pets People tend to have varying ideas on what makes a veterinarian a good doctor. Often they ask, “how long have you been practicing?” Assuming the longer a doctor has been in practice the more they know about animal medicine. Others look for a newer, younger

Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies April showers bring May flowers… but unfortunately, that’s not all they bring! Allergy season is upon us, and even your furry family members are at risk. Signs and Symptoms In humans, most of our allergies are inhaled – we experience coughing, sneezing, runny and itchy eyes and upper respiratory infections. Dogs and cats

What You Need to Know About Snake Bites

What You Need to Know About Snake Bites Now that Spring is here you’re likely spending more time outdoors. While enjoying the warm weather your pets are at a higher risk for many illnesses and injuries, including snake bites! Fatal snakebites are more common in dogs than in other domestic animals. If your dog or

Why Choose Fear Free?

Why Choosing Fear Free Medicine is a Win for All For many pet owners, the stress and anxiety associated with veterinary visits starts before they even leave the house. From the moment the cat carrier is pulled from the closet or you pick up that leash, our pets begin to feel the stress and anxiety