How to Stay Cool in Summer

How to Stay Cool in Summer

Who’s ready for summer? While I do love the summer sun, I love staying cool even more! I get super stressed when thinking of Chu overheating, especially on those days I can feel the heat radiating off the pavements. I’m even more conscious when we’re at the park...
Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a disease of the hips that commonly affects large breed and giant breed dogs. It is a complex disease – one that cannot be easily distilled to a single gene or a single factor – that affects the hip joints in such a way that degeneration...
Why is my pet so itchy? – Atopy

Why is my pet so itchy? – Atopy

There are a number of reasons your pet may be itchy. Allergies are among the most common reasons your pet may be scratching all day. We’ve written a little about skin allergies before and, now that it’s spring, environmental allergies are all the more relevant! That...
My Vet’s Spring Survival Guide

My Vet’s Spring Survival Guide

IT’S SPRING!!! The weather’s warming up, the flowers are blooming, it’s a wonderful day for running around the park…and Chu’s scratching. 1) Fleas and ticks are evil I love the warm weather! And so do fleas and ticks. You may think they’re innocuous...
Anal Glands In Dogs

Anal Glands In Dogs

What are anal glands? Anal glands are small paired sacs that sit on the left and right of your dog/cat’s anus. The cells lining these glands produce an oily secretion with a distinct fishy, metallic smell. You can think of this smell as your pet’s signature smell....
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