Tag: pet health

Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  This is a really important topic. Obesity has far reaching effects but is often overlooked by pet owners as pets become saddled with medical conditions that often can be traced directly to obesity. It is a hard subject to discuss at times. There is an emotional aspect as Fido…

Dr. Jaime Shriver, DVM, DABT Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology  I stood in the exam room with one hand on either side of Winifred’s portly chest and stated “Winnie is generally very healthy, but she is a little bit chubby.”  Ms. Winnie’s Mom replied, “Yeah, I know, but I can’t get her to lose weight!  All…

Samantha O’Boyle, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist What are vaccines? Why are they necessary? While in utero a small number of antibodies are passed across the placenta to the puppies/kittens then after birth a larger quantity of those antibodies are then passed via the colostrum that is ingested. Colostrum is the first milk that is produced…