Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Dec 10, 2019

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on December 10, 2019, by Dr. Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD It’s a fact—most dog owners never take a good look inside their dog’s mouth. And that’s unfortunate, because it’s estimated that over 80% of dogs have significant dental health… Read More

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Nov 08, 2019

Veterinarians prescribe everything from antibiotics to parasite preventatives and anti-seizure medications on a daily basis. But what happens if none of the available drug options are appropriate for your pet’s unique condition, or if your pet just won’t take pills? That’s… Read More

Laci Schaible, DVM, MSL, CVJ
Sep 20, 2019

Heartworm disease is a very serious and real concern for pet parents. With canine heartworm infections being reported in all 50 states in the US, heartworm prevention is essential. However, despite the widespread availability of heartworm preventatives, the rate of dogs… Read More

Laci Schaible, DVM, MSL, CVJ
Jul 25, 2019

The quick within a dog’s nail is a “vascular structure,” meaning it has nerves and lots of blood vessels within it. So when it sustains an injury, it is painful for the dog—and there tends to be a lot of bleeding. Cutting your dog’s nail too much and seeing it bleed can be… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jul 22, 2019

Giving a dog heartworm medication is easier, safer, cheaper and more compassionate than treating a dog after they have developed heartworm disease. All FDA-approved heartworm preventatives require a prescription, so you will need to visit your veterinarian before purchasing… Read More

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Jul 22, 2019

Flea and heartworm prevention are two important components of ensuring your dog’s lifelong health. Fleas can cause skin allergies, transmit tapeworm infection and infest the home environment, while heartworms can cause serious damage to a pet’s heart and lungs. The… Read More