Dental Tartar: The Tip of the Iceberg

Have you ever heard that the tip of an iceberg is only 10 percent of the larger problem hidden below the surface? Well, dental tartar is similar—although it may taint your pet’s smile, the real trouble lies beneath. A host of problems—both in the mouth and beyond—can be related to the layers of mineralized plaque [...]

By |2019-02-11T20:27:56+00:00February 11th, 2019|General Health, Pet Care|0 Comments

Puppy and Kitten Series Vaccines

Sometimes I think we do it on purpose. Really. Wait, I started in the middle of the discussion. Let’s try it again. We get questions a lot about vaccines. How necessary they are, how often they need to be given. There are some very vocal folks who are adamantly anti-vaccine. I’m not going to directly [...]

By |2018-01-04T13:42:25+00:00April 6th, 2017|FAQ, General Health|0 Comments

Winter Weather Hazards

Winter has finally arrived in Ohio, and with it the freezing temperatures, snow, and slick ground. Do you know about the problems the extreme cold can cause for your pet? Frostbite Frostbite is the damage that is caused to the skin (and other tissues) in extremely cold temperatures. The body’s natural response to colder temperatures [...]

By |2018-01-03T05:49:49+00:00January 13th, 2017|FAQ, General Health|0 Comments

Caring for your Pet’s Teeth at Home

You bring your pet in to Twin Maples for an exam, vaccines, maybe a blood test or fecal test, and to get the basic preventative medications to take home. And after that exam, your veterinarian likely will have a few things to say about your pet’s overall health. We do our best not to overwhelm [...]

By |2018-01-04T14:01:55+00:00June 10th, 2015|General Health|0 Comments

Adult Vaccines

If you thought the puppy and kitten vaccine series was confusing, hold onto your hat! Here’s where the confusion really starts. Let’s talk cats, because in some ways they’re a bit easier. Kittens finish their vaccine series at about 4-6 months of age. Got it. Inside only kitties basically need two vaccines- FVRCVP (we call [...]

By |2018-01-04T14:12:33+00:00May 6th, 2015|General Health|0 Comments

Preparing For a New Pet

Thinking of adding a new pet to the household? Great! Or is it? Adding a new pet can be an experience- in every sense of the word. We might be falling for a little fuzzy face on the spur of the moment, but a little preparation can go a long way. There will be different [...]

By |2018-01-04T14:22:14+00:00February 9th, 2015|FAQ, General Health|0 Comments

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