THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE RAWHIDE!

RAWHIDE TREATS ARE VERY POPULAR TREATS FOR OUR DOGS.  HERE ARE SOME TIPS ABOUT RAWHIDES THAT EVERY PET OWNER SHOULD KNOW!   ALL DOGS NEED TO CHEW.  IT’S A NATURAL INSTINCT.   CHEWING CAN BE FUN AND PROVIDE STIMULATION, AND IN SOME CASES MAY RELIEVE ANXIETY. OWNERS  SHOULD  BE AWARE OF SOME OF THE MORE COMMON […]

Oliver’s Observations

Sitting on the front desk I have noticed a lot of found pets coming in without collars. Some of these lucky animals have been microchipped and have been returned to their worried owners within minutes. Only 15-20% of lost dogs without identification are returned back to their owners. Less than 2% of my fellow cats are returned […]

Happy 15th Birthday Lil!!

My focus is helping our clients with the management of their pets health through preventative health education, and of course, providing medical and surgical needs when they are ill or injured. Today I would like to share one of my own pet stories. We are celebrating Lil’s 15th birthday. What an exciting and adventurous 15 […]

K-Laser at Salty Paws is a hit!!!

Gosh…I am so excited to see the results of our new K-Laser therapy unit. We added this treatment modality only 8 weeks ago and I am delighted to see so many patients relieved of pain, inflammation and benefit from accelerated healing. Dogs are walking better than expected after trauma, wounds are healing faster, arthritic patients […]

4 Holiday Hazards

As we approach the spring holidays, we at Salty Paws Veterinary Hospital want  our owners to be aware of some hazards that can affect their pets. Chocolate– There is a wide variety of chocolate and cocoa products to which pets may be exposed including candy, brownies and  cocoa bean mulches. We see an increased occurrence around […]

Tatum Talks Teeth!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month!! Did you know that dental disease affects 78% of dogs over 3 years of age and 70% of cats over 4 years of age? Hear at Salty Paws we are dedicated to helping our clients understand their pets dental needs throughout all life stages. Dental exam should be […]

FLEAS-GET TO KNOW YOUR ENEMY!

LET’S START WITH THE DAMAGE FLEAS CAN DO: -Flea bite dermatitis -Flea anemia -Feline infectious anemia -Cat scratch fever -Tapeworm infections   MYTHS ABOUT FLEAS: -My pet lives indoors, therefore he/she won’t get fleas -I don’t have any flea bites on me -We don’t have any carpet, only hardwood floors -I haven’t seen any fleas on […]

Allergies Abound

The most common types of allergies in dogs and cats are inhalant allergies, flea allergies, and food allergies. The majority of allergies occur between the ages of 1-4 years of age. Symptoms may include feet licking/chewing, facial scratching, scratching around lower back and tail areas, recurrent ear infections, scabs or sores around the head and […]