Hemp, CBD, cannabis…will it help or hurt my pet?

This is such a hot topic, I wrote two very detailed blog articles about CBD, hemp, and cannabis products a couple years ago, but need to make a more personal one for the newsletter. You’re welcome. 🙂 Why are vets so wishy-washy on the subject: Cannabis, CBD, and Hemp oil, even those with no THC, […]

Coming soon – Low Stress Handling Certification!

I have been telling my staff I want to do this for years, and it’s finally happening! There is a training and certification program created by a veterinary behavior specialist called Low Stress Handling. It teaches alternate ways of treating and restraining dogs and cats that are less scary and more calming. Obviously, we employ […]

Belleville location opening this month!

It’s official! We own the property at 1601 North Belt West in Belleville. The location is somewhat central, at the Belleville/Swansea border. We’re right off of 17th St/ Sullivan Dr. as well as Route 161. We passed all of our inspections, and are waiting on the flooring installation. Kinda stinks because we can’t do anything else […]

App not so great – shopping for a new one

Do you have our app on your phone or tablet? Did you used to love it, and lately it hasn’t been working? The app was a great way to send us updates, request prescription refills, request appointments…had a lot of cool stuff. A couple months ago it got buggy, and the most commonly used features – […]

Do vaccines keep your pet healthy?

Many years ago, I had a client with several cats. He would bring each one in and proclaim what a great pet owner he was, because he vaccinated EVERY pet EVERY year. He would end every exam by saying “I keep MY cats healthy!” I applaud his enthusiasm, and his love for his cats. But […]

Tri-Heart rebates

If you bought Tri-Heart for your dog in 2018, you qualify for a rebate! I have been trying to get these all year, and finally got a sales rep with a pulse! You’ll get $6 back on one box (6-pack) and $12 back on two boxes. If you’d like a paper form, send us a […]

Sunscreen for pets?

Dogs don’t need sunscreen, do they? Most of the time they do not. Their fur shields their skin very well. However, there are situations where dogs can become severely burned if we are not vigilant, and we actually need to put sunscreen on our dogs. The first possibility that came to your mind is probably […]

3 diseases owners can diagnose better than the vet!

That’s right. Your vet might be good, but there are some diseases that she cannot diagnose as well as you, the pet owner, can. So know these, watch for signs, and tell your vet if you see them. While she doesn’t have specific diagnostic tests for these conditions, she can certainly offer treatment or adaptations […]

Buying prescription food for your pet

If your dog or cat needs a prescription diet, I have probably written or emailed you a prescription. Now what? The fastest way to get food is to take the prescription to a Petsmart that has a vet in it. (Both O’Fallon and Glen Carbon stores have this, but the Belleville store does not! Many […]