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Estate Planning for Your Pets

October 30, 2019

Recently, we were very fortunate to have attorney Rachel Schromen give a presentation at the clinic about estate planning for your pets. For those who couldn’t make it, she was…

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Recognizing Pain in Dogs and Cats

September 25, 2019

As our pets are routinely living into their teens, it is inevitable that we start to see some age-related problems crop up. Conditions that cause pain, such as arthritis, chronic…

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Marijuana Toxicity

August 21, 2019

Despite being illegal in Minnesota, recreational marijuana use is on the rise as legislation changes around the country. In addition, medicinal use is legal, though regulated. Therefore, we are seeing…

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Blue-Green Algae

August 14, 2019

Blue-green algae has been in the news a lot lately, and the alerts and testimonials coming out are sad and scary for those of us with water-loving pets. So let’s…

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Kidneys Part 3: Managing Chronic Kidney Disease

August 6, 2019

We know the basics of how kidneys are supposed to work and one way things can go wrong, so the last question is: Can we do anything about it? We…

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Kidneys Part 2: Chronic Kidney Disease Basics

July 25, 2019

After our crash course in how kidneys are supposed to work, let’s dive into one common kidney disease: Chronic Kidney Disease (ckd). Chronic kidney disease is an irreversible, progressive…

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Dog Food and Heart Disease: Update

July 10, 2019

As many people may be aware, the FDA recently released an updated statement about a possible connection between certain dog foods and a type of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy…

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Kidneys Part I: Healthy Kidneys

June 19, 2019

One of the common age-related chronic diseases we see, especially in cats, is called chronic kidney disease (CKD). Kidneys can be acutely damaged by genetic conditions, infections, injury, cancers, exposure…

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My Dog Had a Positive Anaplasma Test: Now What?

June 12, 2019

This spring, dog owners may have noticed that we have started using a different heartworm test. The test is called a 4DX and it detects antibodies to heartworm plus the…

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