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My Dog Ate Xylitol

My Dog Ate Xylitol

“Casey” is my 7-month-old perfect golden retriever. Being a puppy, everything is edible. He was home with my 19-year-old son who likes to eat food in his room and have Casey up on his bed while they are watching TV. Adam texts me asking if it is bad if Casey eats...

Flea and Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions

Flea and Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions

“Flea And Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions” from NBC news. “Veterinarians are poisoning dogs” was a headline on social media. As many pet owners have heard, the compounds containing Isoxazoline have been linked to seizures, muscle tremors, and staggering. The...

Orphaned Kittens at Lakeville Brewing Company

Orphaned Kittens at Lakeville Brewing Company

Craig and I love Lakeville Brewing Company. Always great food, beer and cider AND they have a dog-friendly patio. Last Thursday we took our 7-month dog Casey and Southfork Animal Hospital people there for a bit of a happy hour. Early into the evening, a waitperson...

Southfork’s Declaw Position

Southfork’s Declaw Position

We’ve all seen the graphic posters depicting a human hand with the fingertips cut off, relaying the message that this is what happens when a cat gets declawed. Is this true? Unfortunately, it is except it would be even more accurate if those posters showed...

Tips to Reduce Pet Anxiety at the Vet

Tips to Reduce Pet Anxiety at the Vet

What does it mean to be a fear-free veterinary clinic? Some of you may have heard this term thrown about a bit as it is an innovative way of dealing with our pets. We all know that many pets become anxious at the vet, groomer, kennel, etc. and the general...

Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors

We’ve all heard and done it – we stay cooped up at our office job all week and then decide we are going to run a 10K over the weekend or build a deck. Its call weekend warrior syndrome and leads to many different types of injuries. Do you ever let your dog...

Ticks Are Gross!

Ticks Are Gross!

No one likes the thought of these nasty little creatures crawling on us or our pets. There is a hard reality we must face: ticks are here to stay and transmit a very large number of diseases. Ticks are formidable opponents: they can withstand low and high...

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