Dr. Colleen Carney
According to surveys from the Association for the Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of our dogs and cats are overweight or obese. That equates to nearly 41 million dogs and 50 million cats that are considered to be at an unhealthy body condition. In addition to a diminished quality of life, excess weight can have detrimental effects on a pet’s overall health and put them at risk for a shortened lifespan by up to two years.
HOW DO I KNOW MY PET IS
by Dr. Colleen Carney
Arthritis is defined as a painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Generally, we think of degenerative arthritis caused by loss of the cartilage or cushioning of the joint. Genetics, age, weight and activity play a role in the development of arthritis in pets. Pain is one of the most underdiagnosedRead More
Join us at Neffsville Veterinary Clinic for the next session of our Canine education Classes! New sections in Puppy Socialization, Puppy Manners, and Basic Manners starting the week of August 21st. Intermediate Manners starting the week of September 4th. Enrollment availability for the following classes:
Monday night Puppy Manners 5:30-6:30pm
Monday night Basic Manners 7:00-8:00pm
Wednesday night Puppy Socialization 5:30-6:30
Wednesday night Intermediate Manners 7:00-8:00pm
Fleas and ticks are more than just annoying pests, they can also cause other health problems for your furry family members. The Neffsville Veterinary Clinic team has created some tips to help you protect your pet(s) all year-round from these annoying parasites.
1. Prevention is the best defense.
2. Treat your pets year-round using a veterinarian-approved preventative product.
3. Bathe / groom your pet regularly.
4. Check your pets regularly for fleas and ticks using a flea comb.
5. Do you need help removing a tick fro
Celebrate pampered pet month by getting your fur baby pampered in our grooming salon.
Our standard dog grooming packages include a bath with basic shampoo, blow dry, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, nail trimming with nail clippers, and a haircut. All of these services are beneficial to the health and comfort of your pooch.
If you are looking to upgrade your grooming package in honor of pampered pet month, we have many options available. Our most popular add-on is nail dremeling (also referred to
It’s true that vacationing is a wonderful thing, but for most of us that means leaving our pets behind. Lodging can be a stressful time for our pets. New environments, people and routines all trigger stress in our pets that can cause physical, mental/emotional or medical reactions. Each dog or cat reacts to stress in his or her own way, but just like people sometimes stressful situations can push them over the edge. Because we know you love your pets, we’ve put together a few ways to make sure that you, and your dog, both enjoy your vacations.
A COHAT is a Complete Oral Health Assessment and Treatment plan. The term COHAT is more accurate than dental because many times oral surgical extractions or restorative techniques are performed. It is also a better term because, without anesthesia, it is impossible to know with 100% certainty how much treatment your dog’s or cat’s mouth will need. The Doctors at Neffsville will attempt to provide an accurate estimate based on visual examination in your awake pet, but under anesthesia a much more accurate Assessment and Plan can be provided.
By Dr. Klint Hockenberry
Did you know that the mouth is the beginning of the digestive system? Teeth and saliva begin the processing of food to make sure nutrients are able to be absorbed by the body. The teeth are responsible for grasping, cutting and crushing food. Good dental hygiene extends your pet’s longevity and quality of life. Conditions such as tartar, gingivitis, and gum recession can lead to pain, bad breath, tooth loss, liver and heart disease.
Dental care begins at home. Three options for a
As the holidays approach, many children will ask Santa, or their parents, for a new fuzzy family member. In the world of exotic animals, pocket pets are becoming very popular, particular guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets. Before choosing a pocket pet as a Christmas gift, owners should be aware that the housing, and care, for one of these little bundles of joy can be intensive. They also have different dietary needs than a traditional pet. Rabbits,Read More