Kedron Valley Veterinary Blog

Is Your Pet Overindulging This Season? Watch Out for Pancreatitis in Dogs

The holiday season is often considered a time for overindulgence, splurges and general merriment. All of these can be fun but too much of anything can lead to trouble, for you and your dogs. Read up on the most common holiday health complaint in the veterinary world, pancreatitis, as explained by our colleagues at VetStreet.

Daycare: It’s Not Just for Human Kids!

Going back to school every year is a big thing for students all over, what must it be like for our home-bound companions? Where is my family going? Will they return? Oh, dear! For many dogs who need attention and exercise during the day while the family is away, attending a “doggie daycare” facility allows them a positive distraction from missing their families.

Xylitol now found in certain peanut and nut butters

When we give our dogs something tasty, like peanut butter, we wouldn’t have often thought that it might contain a dangerous ingredient, after all, it’s peanut butter! With the growing popularity of natural sugar substitutes, xylitol- a natural sweetener known to cause hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis in dogs - is showing up in some unlikely places. Read the article from DVM360 about hidden risks to your pet’s health.

The Story on Leptospirosis

Leptosporosis is a hot topic in the veterinary world. At least once each year your veterinary team wants to boost your dog's Leptospirosis vaccine or checks in to see if your dog is vaccinated. Have you wondered, 'Why?' or 'What is Lepto and what's the big deal?' Read the article, courtesy of the AVMA, to find out more.

So You Have A New Puppy! What Should You Do Now?

Who doesn’t Oooh and Aaaah over these pint-sized canines? Everyone loves puppies! These adorable balls of fur grow into dogs and there are lots that we as owners can do to prepare them and help them to become well-adjusted and happy adults. Read on to find out how you can help your pup become its very best.

King Arthur Flour Dog Biscuit Recipe

February 23 is National Dog Biscuit Day! Try baking your furry friend a tasty treat courtesy of our friends in Norwich at Kind Arthur Flour. This recipe is a favorite of our pups at the clinic, but you will also find a link to KAF's "Best in Breed Biscuits", which are meat free!

Help a Dog Find a Forever Home: October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Each October, national humane groups observe Adopt a Shelter Dog Month across the US. This observance helps shine a light on the needs of the millions of dogs in shelters and rescues across the country that need forever homes.

Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 19-25th

Every year, about five million people are bitten by dogs (half of these are children) and almost a million of those require medical attention. Medical bills and the emotional damage, especially to children, is incalculable.