What is a tighter? Simply put, a tighter is a blood test that can determine whether antibodies to a particular disease are present in the blood in an amount sufficient to provide protection against that disease. A simple blood test can determine whether or not your pet needs a booster of one or many dog... continue reading.
The pet vaccinations your dog should receive depends a great deal on where you live or visit. A dog who never leaves the New York/New Jersey area has a very specific list of diseases or conditions indigenous to the area and should be vaccinated for Lyme Disease, Leptospirosis and Rabies. So as long as you... continue reading.
Here are some tips for a worry-free visit to the vet: Visit the vet office before the initial medical visit in order to get your dog familiar to the space. These visits should be happy and short, ending on a good note Ask your veterinarian which hours tend to have the fewest pets in the... continue reading.
Why is it so important to check dogs teeth and clean them periodically? What can happen with tartar build up or a broken tooth? Why is it important for a dog not to become overweight? What can happen if a dog is too heavy or too thin? Why should a dog’s toenails be kept short?... continue reading.
Choosing your vet will be a daunting task. Very often a dog will take to a particular veterinarian or not based on their energy and demeanor. Some vets have great personalities, some are very skilled surgeons, others have specialities. It is important that both you, and your dog, feel comfortable with the vet, office staff,... continue reading.