We love our smartphones. Mobile technology empowers everyone to make informed decisions, stay organized, connect with others, and get answers to pressing questions in a matter of seconds. As Apple’s commercial correctly says: whatever the subject, “there’s an app for that”. And to pet owners, few subjects are as important as our animals! In the

Buckle Up

Tue, 05 November 2013 by Dr. Fincher

A little safety advice for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, from your friendly veterinarian… Ever since I was a little kid, the phrase “buckle up!” was drilled into me to the point where I would click that buckle in place without even realizing I had done it.  For human occupants, 32 states have seat belt

Doggy Dementia

Tue, 30 April 2013 by Dr. Fincher

It’s hard to watch our furry friends get old, especially when the changes are such that we begin to lose sight of the friend we’ve known for so many years.  One of the conditions that commonly afflicts our older dogs is known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome. There is a simple acronym we in the veterinary world

The Down and Dirty on Giardia

Wed, 19 September 2012 by Dr. Fincher

Interesting fact: In North America, Giardia is the most common intestinal parasite in humans. OK, maybe you, my pet owner audience, doesn’t find that particularly interesting.  However, when you stop to consider that our pets may be carriers of this nasty little bug, I bet your ears perk up a little!  Lets get the down

Weight Control and Joint Care for Pets

Tue, 05 July 2011 by Dr. Fincher

Weight control Maintaining your pet at a healthy weight helps prevent or minimize a variety of health risks including arthritis, joint problems, diabetes, heart disease, and breathing problems. Healthy weight is achieved and maintained through a balanced diet and exercise. If your pet is overweight, our veterinarians can create a weight-loss plan specific to your

Parasites: You and Your Pet

Fri, 13 May 2011 by Dr. Fincher

Despite the availability of effective treatments, parasites remain a common fact of life for dogs and cats. Most companion animals have the potential for contact with parasites multiple times a day, all year long. Since some of the parasites that infect your pet may also infect people, you have the opportunity to maintain both the

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