Grain Free Diets and Heart Disease

     I am writing to inform you of a growing problem with our canine pet population.  Veterinary cardiologists have recently seen an increase in the number of dogs presenting with advanced heart disease that are being fed “Grain Free” diets.  As of 08/24/2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received approximately 200 reported cases of heart disease that are suspected to be related to their diet. Continue reading

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What you need to know about heart murmurs

What is a murmur?

A murmur is an abnormal noise produced when there is turbulent blood flow within the heart.  This noise is detected when using a stethoscope to listen to the heart during the physical examination. Continue reading

Red, White and Boom!

The 4th of July is full of fun and celebration for us but most of our pets would disagree. During festivities like cookouts, swimming, parades, bon fires and fireworks many pets get away from their owners. Making the 5th of July the busiest day of the year for rescue organizations and shelters, they fill up quickly with dogs and cats that have managed to get away from their owners. Sam hiding There are many things you can do to ensure your pets are safe, sound and comfortable. Continue reading