The Vet Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Going to the Vet Doesn’t Have to Be Scary Does your cat go under the bed when she sees the crate? Does your dog leave scratch marks as you pull him across the parking lot to go to the vet? Bigger Road Veterinary Center for Pet Health and Enrichment, one of our amazing partner practices, […]

Is My Fur Baby in Pain?

DOGS: Whimpering or unusual vocalizing Being withdrawn or inactive Uncharacteristic aggressions Holding ears flat against the head Increased licking of a sensitive area Decreased appetite Reluctance to engage in activities Limping or stiffness Lagging behind during walks Unusual reactions when touched Changes in personality CATS: Hiding Sitting hunched without moving Showing little interest in interacting, […]

To Eat Grain or Not to Eat Grain

To Eat Grain or Not to Eat Grain Our thanks to veterinary cardiologist Yanni Giatis, DVM, DACVIM for his input on this article. By now many of you have already heard that the FDA is investigating the link between canine heart disease and grain-free food diets. But do you know why? Dr. Jerry Klein, Chief […]

Your Pet Could Save Your Life!

Your pet could save your life! Saving hearts seems to be a shared activity between pets and their people. Annie’s story is a great example of how Dr. Giatis ERDF teamed up to save her life. But there’s more more research showing that living with a pet protects our hearts, keeps us healthier, and can […]

What Have You Been Waiting All Winter to Do With Your Fur Kids?

What Have You Been Waiting All Winter to Do With Your Fur Kids? Byline Although we probably don’t think about it too often, our pets can get diabetes just like us. In fact, it’s very common in cats and dogs and is even on the rise in both species. However, just because your beloved furbaby […]

Keeping Your Fur Family On Their Paws!

Keeping Your Fur Family On Their Paws! Did you know that dogs and cats can suffer from the same knee injuries that we incur? There are two essential stabilizing ligaments that cross over one another inside the knee joint. Intability most commonly occurs from cruciate ligament tears (analogous to ACL injuries in humans) and luxated […]

Caring for Your Senior Pet

Is there anything more irresistible than a dog with a grey muzzle or a cat who has matured enough to know the value of a warm lap? Most veterinarians believe that dogs or cats are considered senior when they reach the last third of their normal life expectancy. As they age, there are many things we […]

Road Trip Vacations More Often Include Furry Family Members

Road Trip Vacations More Often Include Furry Family Members Let’s face it, the world as we know it has changed since the onset of COVID-19. One thing that hasn’t changed is a human’s need for stress relief in the form of a vacation. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, civil unrest, and more changes […]

What Will They Do When You’re Gone?

You cannot leave money directly to your pet but there are several ways to make sure they will still be cared for. According to Nolo.com, these are your primary options. What Will They Do When You’re Gone? Byline Although we probably don’t think about it too often, our pets can get diabetes just like us. […]

Pet Heartbeat Abnormalities

The Consequences of Heartbeat Abnormalities Heartbeat abnormalities can have serious consequences for our pets! To protect our loved ones we need to pay attention. Our sincere appreciation goes to our guest author, Yanni Giatis, DVM, DACVIM, Board certified cardiologist at Medvet Dayton  Similar to humans, our furry family members can develop underlying cardiac disease that […]