Canine influenza virus (CIV) is one of the viral causes of kennel cough, and this highly contagious respiratory disease has recently affected thousands of dogs in the U.S., particularly the Midwest region where dog parks, groomers, and pet daycare/boarding facilities have been forced to close temporarily to decrease the spread of infection. Because there have been no reported cases.. read more →

By Staci Brigham, DVM The canine parvovirus (CPV) infection, also referred to as Parvo, is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs, particularly in puppies that are between six weeks and six months old. The virus takes on two different forms: intestinal, which is characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and lack of appetite; and.. read more →

We see lots of happy outcomes in our hospital thanks to the skilled hands of our doctors and clients who consider their pets as family, but sadly we also see the cases of dogs who cannot be saved. It pulls at our hearts and stings every time, but this excerpt came along recently and we.. read more →

With the addition of our new Oncology wing at VETMED, we’ve become increasingly aware of the many lives touched by cancer, both human and canine. Because of this, we want to shine the spotlight on The Puppy Up Foundation, an incredibly deserving organization making efforts to raise awareness and research funds to discover the causes.. read more →

February 23 is National Dog Treat Day, hooray! So we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share one of our favorite healthy, homemade dog treat recipes. Happy baking! Peanut Butter Bone-Appétites! Ingredients: vegetable oil cooking spray 2 cup whole wheat flour ½ cup old fashioned oats 1 tbs baking powder 1 cup low sodium chicken.. read more →