Due to life, I took an unexpected break from the blog. I needed some time off due to my outside life becoming hectic. But I never stopped thinking about this and knew that I would eventually pick it back up. What have we been up to? Well In November Qwerty and I competed in our … Continue reading And we’re back!
According to the Association for Pet Obesity prevention in 2017 approximately 60% of cats and 56% of dogs were overweight or obese. These numbers are staggering. Working in a Vet Clinic in the heart of winter we commonly hear "Oh, Fluffy has put on weight because it's cold and snowy outside" The truth is those … Continue reading Obesity
As the Holidays wind down and we approach the New Year it's a good idea to reflect on the past year and start preparing for the new year, a fresh start. Strengthen the bond. Trust is key in your relationship with your pet and in any relationship you need to constantly work on it and … Continue reading 5 New Year’s Resolutions for you and your Pet
It's that time of year again, the snow has fallen, it's getting darker earlier, and the houses are brightly decorated. It is also the season of pet euthanasia. In my experiences I have always noticed a spike of them around the holidays, I have never been for certain why this seems to the the case, … Continue reading How to know when “it’s time”
Halloween is ALMOST upon us! Its our favorite time of year. The weather in the Midwest is beautiful in the fall, the leaves are changing, there is apple cider, pumpkin spice every thing and the wondrous Holiday that revolves around adorable costumes and candy! Halloween is a great Holiday, we love taking the kids out … Continue reading Howl-o-ween
We have had the FitBark2 since April 2018. My husband (Aaron) is a tech guy, our house is someday going to murder us because of the amount of smart it has. He needs to have technology on everything, that includes Qwerty (because the super nerdy name wasn't enough). Aaron had recently gotten a FitBit himself, … Continue reading Product Review: FitBark 2
The short answer? Yes. In my humble opinion the physical exam is one of the most important parts of the vet visit. Why, you ask? All the doctor is doing is petting my pet, maybe lifting their lip? What can the physical exam really do? We cannot communicate directly with our patients, we needs their owner's … Continue reading Do I really need that Exam?
We all do it, I did it most when I was pregnant with my daughter, I felt silly bothering my doctor about every tiny little thing that I was worried about, so I would pull out my phone and type in the google search bar. The internet is full of wonderful things and I am … Continue reading Dr. Google
When I was very young I knew what I was going to do in life and I was not quiet about it. I was going to be a Veterinarian. I loved animals and I wanted to make them better (much to the joy of my pets growing up). When I turned 18 I was ecstatic … Continue reading Vet tech, it’s like a nurse…but not.
You will often hear me say this, or at least some form of it (you also might hear me say let a cat be a cat, ect). What does this actually mean? We live in a world where our pets are a huge part of our lives. I often will hear couples who cannot have … Continue reading Let a Dog be a Dog