Ashley Gallagher, DVM

Ashley Gallagher, DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Ashley Gallagher

Recent Articles

My Pet is Moving Less - What's Up?
What to Watch ForAs our pets age there are many clinical signs that we need to be on the lookout for to make sure they don’t need medical attention.  By keeping an eye out for subtle changes we can address issues early which give us the best chance to provide our pets with a healthy and happy life free of pain.  Underlying diseases that may affect your pet’s mobility include arthritis,...
Fun in the Snow with Fido: Ways to Play with Your Dog in Winter
It is always exciting to get a fresh snowfall and dogs are just as excited as us to romp out in the snow.  There are a few things you will need to keep in mind to make sure that any winter activity with your dog is safe as well as fun. While the snow is falling you may want to stay indoors with your dog, but don’t worry there is still fun to be had.  Now is the perfect time to work on...
Can Cats Get Lyme Disease?
Can Cats Get Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease was first reported in the late 1970s and despite intense research over the last several decades there is still much that is not understood about this disease.  We know it can cause significant disease in people and dogs but that doesn’t necessarily hold true for cats.  To date there have been no reports of natural disease occurring in cats. Experimentally cats can be infected...
How to Shop for the Best Pet Food
If you’ve ever gone shopping for cat or dog food (which I’m sure you have), then you know how overwhelming is the task. There is a plethora of competing product claims fancy packaging. In the end aren’t most of us seeking the same thing – a nutritious diet for our pet? Well, according to a recent petMD survey the answer is a resounding yes! Nearly 80% said they choose their pet's food...
How to Best Treat Arthritis in Dogs
By Ashley Gallagher, DVM Arthritis is one of the most common ailments affecting dogs, especially middle aged to senior dogs. Whether the dog is large or small, arthritis can be a source of chronic pain and negatively affect quality of life. Also known as degenerative joint disease, arthritis occurs when a joint is unstable and causes the bones to move abnormally within the joint. Cartilage lines...
When Should You Switch from Puppy to Adult Dog Food?
By Ashley Gallagher, DVM Puppies of any size or shape are just about guaranteed to be adorable. Even though they seem similar, puppies grow at different rates depending on their breed. Large breed puppies like Labrador Retrievers and Great Danes, for example, need a much different diet for optimal growth than a tiny Yorkie or Chihuahua. Proteins are the building blocks of the body and an...