Physical Exams:

  • The Physical Exam

    A physical exam is an important tool to help evaluate your pet’s overall health and to help detect any problems before they turn into a serious illness. There can be changes in your pet that may be too subtle for you to notice, but we may be able to detect them during a physical exam…. Read more »

Dental Care:

  • A Healthy Smile For Every Pet

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    At Cheshire Crossing Animal Hospital, the doctors and staff consider dental health to be a top priority. A thorough examination of the mouth with emphasis on the teeth and gums is an integral part of every pet’s physical exam. Disease of the gum tissue, known as periodontal disease, affects 85% of adult dogs and cats…. Read more »

Teaching Good Behavior:

  • Teach Your Pet Good Manners

    Define the “House Rules”.  This addresses the expectations of everyone in the household – people as well as pets. Both you and Bailey (refers to dog or cat) will begin to understand what’s expected. Bailey will be able to predict your reaction (or lack of) and you’ll begin to narrow down what behaviors you want… Read more »

Paying for Your Pet's Medical Expenses:

  • Pet Health Insurance

    Pet health insurance is a valuable tool for pet owners who are concerned about financing their pet’s lifetime wellness and/or emergency care. Superior veterinary care is vital in helping our furry companions maintain the healthiest lifestyle we can possibly provide for them. The cost of providing this veterinary care can often times be overwhelming for pet… Read more »

Your Pets Nutrition:

  • Nutrition

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    Pet food is more than just a collection of ingredients and nutrients. It plays a very serious part in the health and well-being of your pet. Remember the old saying, “You are what you eat”? The better the quality of food that your pet eats the more efficient your pet’s entire body will function. A well-balanced… Read more »

Your Pet's Safety:

  • Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

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    Believe it or not, the Holidays are upon us. Just as we get into the hustle and bustle of the season, so do our furry friends. Our pets also get stressed in anticipation for the increased activity that’s going on around them. It’s easy to get out of our every day routines, but it’s really… Read more »
  • Top 10 Human Medications that Poison Pets

    Pet owners who are serious about pet-proofing their home should start with their own medicine cabinet. Pet Poison Helpline™ is a 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet. Nearly half of the calls received by Pet Poison Helpline involve human medications – both over-the-counter… Read more »
  • Pet Poison First Aid Kit

    If you own a pet, make sure you have a first aid kit at home. We recommend the following items be kept on hand in case of various emergencies: First aid kit contents Hydrogen peroxide 3% (within the expiration date) Liquid hand dish washing detergent (i.e., Dawn, Palmolive) Rubber gloves Triple antibiotic ointment (with NO… Read more »
  • Outdoor Toxins

    As we gardeners work on our rose garden, be aware of those fertilizers. While most are not very toxic (resulting in minor gastrointestinal irritation when consumed), some fertilizers can be fatal without treatment. Here are a few ingredients to be aware of so you know what toxins and symptoms to watch out for. Blood Meal… Read more »
  • The Top 10 Poisonous Plants

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    Autumn Crocus: There are two Crocus plants:  one that blooms in the spring (Crocus species) and the other in the autumn Colchicum autumnale). The spring plants are more common and are part of the Iridaceae family. These ingestions can cause general gastrointestinal upset including vomiting and diarrhea. These should not be mistaken for Autumn Crocus,… Read more »

Dealing with the Loss of a Pet:

  • Loss and Grief

    Because our pets’ life spans are so much shorter than ours, most pet owners will have to face the loss of a pet. Additionally, many pet owners will have to make the decision of whether or when to euthanize a pet. It is a complicated and emotional decision which everyone copes with differently. We are… Read more »