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COVID-19 Update on Hospital Procedures

COVID-19 Update on Hospital Procedures

Your resource for the COVID-19 hospital protocols and procedures As of November 2020, we are returning to CURBSIDE ONLY appointments. Below are answers to the most common questions we are receiving: Are you open? Yes! We are deemed an essential business and we plan to...

Preventing Cabin Fever for your Dog

Preventing Cabin Fever for your Dog

With many people taking part in social distancing in the next few weeks, most routines will be significantly different. This applies to not only people but also their pets. Today, we will discuss some ways to help your pup avoid getting cabin fever! Enrichment is...

COVID-19, is my pet at risk?

COVID-19, is my pet at risk?

Written by Dr. April Finan Hi Friends, We've had a handful of questions about Coronavirus and your pets. Here's what we know. As of today, no animals in the United States have been identified with the virus, and there is no evidence that dogs or other pets can...

Pets & Marijuana

Pets & Marijuana

Written by Dr. Testolin With marijuana recently becoming legal for recreational use in our state, this potentially toxic drug will be much easier for our pets to access. Dogs and cats are both susceptible to marijuana toxicity. Marijuana toxicity can occur from...

Feline Enrichment

Feline Enrichment

Cats are one of the most commonly owned pets in the United States. According the American Veterinary Medical Association, in 2016 25.4% of households reported owning at least one cat. Though cats have been domesticated and living with humans for thousands of years,...

Your Pet’s Dental Procedure!

Your Pet’s Dental Procedure!

I’m passionate about pet dentistry. So many pets walk around with broken, infected, or painful teeth and they can’t tell us it hurts. We’re lucky when we find the problem and have a chance to fix it! I get lots of questions about dentistry: Do you really have to...

Is your indoor cat living his best life?

Is your indoor cat living his best life?

As a veterinarian, one of the most frustrating things I can hear from a pet owner is: “My cat is healthy. He doesn’t need to see a vet. He stays indoors.” My question to you, cat owner, is: How do you know he is healthy? Only about 25% of the patients we see at FAH...

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Hi Friends! I realize I haven’t blogged much which has admittedly been due to lack of time on my part. As many of you know, I’m a single mom with two young kiddos (and lots of pets) at home. This year my son is starting Kindergarten (OMG- he was 7 months old when I...