Category Archives: Gautier Animal Hospital

Cutting Through Some Of The Hype In The Dog Food Market

At times, I can only shake my head at some of the print, television and on-line marketing that I see from those peddling dog foods.  There has always been a fair amount of the “we’re better than them” advertising in … Continue reading

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Feeding Your Older Cat

Cats: They’re notoriously mysterious. They hide their illnesses well, often rule the home, and only want affection when they’re in the mood for it. Some cat breeds have average lifespans of nearly 20 years, while others might only live for … Continue reading

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What’s The Best Dog In America? An Update

Here’s the one you’ve been waiting for!  That pooch over there on his or her bed, or maybe the one out in the yard is set to get his or her due.  After all, how can mine not be #1, … Continue reading

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Tips for a Safe Memorial Day Trip with your Pet

Are you one of the millions of people who will hit the road over the long Memorial Day weekend? The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a safe trip and has some travel safety steps everyone can follow to … Continue reading

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What Motivates Dogs To Bark?

The Journal of Veterinary Behavior (2015; 10(3): 204-209) published the results of their study, mainly addressed at “nuisance barking” in dogs.  It was re-published in the February, 2016 Clinicians Brief.com for practicing veterinarians.  I kind of questioned use of “nuisance … Continue reading

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Five Dental Problems In Dogs That We Deem Emergencies

It makes sense.  Teeth are too important to overlook.  If the mouth has a major issue and a dog can’t eat, then the rest of the dog can’t be nourished, right?  Over the past two weeks I’ve had three of … Continue reading

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Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to See a Vet

Does my pet REALLY need to see a vet? Many pet owners have asked themselves this question, either because their pet spends most of their time indoors or because they appear healthy. But the short and simple answer to this … Continue reading

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ASPCA Guide to Pet-Safe Gardening

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) experts field tens of thousands of calls each year involving animal companions who’ve had potentially hazardous contact with insecticides, weed killers and pet-toxic plants.                                            “Keeping animals safe from accidental poisonings should not … Continue reading

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Reasons To Act More Like Your Pet

Pets aren’t always easy to take care of, and they often require a substantial time commitment (something you’re all too aware of at, say, 3 a.m., when Bing Clawsby is finally ready to go outside and do his business). But … Continue reading

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