Aggression in Cats and Dogs

by Dr. Peter Hill 18. January 2015 13:46
Aside from a discussion about euthanasia, aggressive behavior in animals is one of the most difficult pet topics to discuss. However, according to veterinarians and humane societies, the number one reason animals are euthanized is for behavior problems. We think of euthanasia as a merciful relief fr... [More]

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Routine Health Exams

by Dr. Peter Hill 14. November 2014 10:09
Remember the old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? That happens to be as true for the health of your pet as it is for any member of your family! Annual health examinations will help determine the general well being of your pet and identify potential problems. Early detection... [More]

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Time to Cut the Kibble

by Dr. Peter Hill 17. October 2014 10:36
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 54% of U.S. dogs and cats are too pudgy, and 21% are classified as obese. The figures are similar for dogs and cats. The risks of being too heavy are well known in humans, and yet 68% of U.S. adults are overweight. Pet obesity car... [More]

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Emergency Kit For Your Pet

by Dr. Peter Hill 12. October 2014 11:08
Of course, the best way to handle emergency situations is to avoid them by keeping your pet safe and healthy. However, in spite of your best efforts, accidents can happen. Here are some tips to consider before you need to use them. Always keep within reach the phone numbers for your veterinarian, em... [More]

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Microchip Helps Willow (a Calico Cat) Return Home After 5 Years

by Dr. Peter Hill 20. September 2014 13:20
Ever wonder what would happen if your outdoor pet lost its direction and couldn't find home? We often take for granted that our dogs and cats will go outside; do what they need to do, then return home to us, tail wagging or purring in contentment. But what if they don't? That's exactly what happened... [More]

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Health Exams for Cats

by Dr. Peter Hill 29. August 2014 09:58
Your cat can't always tell you where it hurts, or cats may mask their pain (a survival behavior in the wild). A comprehensive physical exam allows our doctors to compile a list of clues that can help uncover disease. Early detection and treatment are essential to avoid undue suffering and to prolong... [More]

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Insecticide Poisoning

by Dr. Peter Hill 17. August 2014 13:55
The most common cause of poisoning in dogs and cats is from insecticides. Presently there are more than 25,000 insecticides registered for use in the United States. Insecticides used to control fleas on pets cause the majority of poisonings. Some animals are overly sensitive to flea products (insect... [More]

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Too Hot For Spot - Keeping Pets Safe When Temps Rise!

by Dr. Peter Hill 1. August 2014 09:29
During this incredible, seemingly endless heat wave, it is easy to become fixated on ourselves and easily forget that our 'furry' counter-parts equally need as much care and attention so they may remain cool and healthy! Never leave a dog or other animal in a parked car. Dogs can’t cool down ... [More]

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Military Dogs: Our Amazing Canine Heroes

by Dr. Peter Hill 25. July 2014 09:45
When U.S. President Barack Obama went to Fort Campbell , Kentucky , for a highly publicized, but very private meeting with the commando team that killed Osama bin Laden, only one of the 81 members of the super-secret SEAL DevGru unit was identified by name: Cairo , the war dog. C... [More]

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Is Your Dog Spayed Or Neutered?

by Dr. Peter Hill 18. July 2014 14:53
Having your pet spayed (ovariohysterectomy) or neutered (castrated) is an inexpensive and realistic method of pet population control. The number of unwanted adult and young animals that are euthanized each year in the United States is astounding. Aside from the pet overpopulation problem, neutering ... [More]

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