Posts By: Dr. Heidi Fay-Thompson

Earth Day: Go Green with Your Pets

Posted April 17, 2018 @ 2:00pm

Earth Day: Go Green with Your PetsEarth Day, April 22, was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. Nelson proposed Earth Day as an opportunity for American citizens to speak out about their concerns regarding the environment. He hoped that people would speak loudly...


Traveling with Pets for the Holidays

Posted November 14, 2017 @ 1:57pm

Traveling with Pets for the HolidaysAre you among the millions of Americans planning to travel this holiday season? Are you planning to bring your dog or cat along for the fun? If so, please consider the following recommendations to ensure that your trip goes...


Safe Halloween Activities for Dogs

Posted October 24, 2017 @ 12:28pm

Safe Halloween Activities for DogsHalloween can be a fun and exciting time! However, this is also a time when we see an increase in the number of dogs visiting the veterinary ER. Here are some dog-friendly Halloween activities and things to consider so your entire family...


Dangers of Blue-Green Algae

Posted July 18, 2017 @ 1:22pm

Dangers of Blue-Green AlgaeWhat is blue-green algae?Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) are photosynthetic bacteria that grow in the slow moving or stagnant waters of lakes, ponds, and wetlands. The bacteria are often called algae because of the way they look when clumped...


Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Posted February 28, 2017 @ 8:39am

Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your PetSpaying or neutering your animal companion will help them live a longer and healthier life. These surgeries can also reduce behavioral problems and help control the pet population. Spaying is a surgical procedure done on female animals to...


What Pet Owners Need To Know About Diabetes Mellitus

Posted November 15, 2016 @ 3:31pm

What Pet Owners Need To Know About Diabetes MellitusThe Disease:In Diabetes Mellitus, the pancreas does not make enough insulin. Insulin carries glucose (sugar) from the blood stream into cells for energy. Lacking insulin, glucose stays in the blood stream, causing high blood sugar, and...


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