Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Jack" the hamster....

Jack getting an ultrasound. What a great patient!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cancer, Chemo, and Cookies...

Cancer is one of the worst diagnosis your pet can have. And the option of chemotherapy may initially sound horrible. While the situation is less than ideal, once the shock and grief pass a little, the reality of cancer treatment in veterinary medicine holds promise.

Most pets that have chemo have little or no adverse problems with treatments. The best part is that they feel better, and have a surprising great quality of life. They don't even know or understand they have cancer. They don't have to worry about the mortgage or kids, and they can face the disease without the worry so often common in human medicine.

And these patients remind us all to live in the moment. They enjoy each day. The reality is that nothing is guaranteed for any of us.

Even the treatments are enjoyable. Most of our canine patients become so comfortable that they even enjoy cookies while receiving treatment.

So if your pet is ever faced with this dilemma, push aside the preconceptions of chemo from human medicine. Just consider if chemo will help your pet extend their time with you, all with great quality of life.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Feeling Good After Being Spayed...

Just look at this Great Dane's face only a few hours after she was spayed on Wednesday and you can tell she feels good.

A big part of why this dog looks so good is because she had a laparoscopic ovarioectomy - and studies show it is up to 65% less painful than a traditional spay.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Meet Morris!

Super sweet Morris was a victim of the economic crisis - his owners could not afford treatment of his diabetes. The VACC Pet Fund has given him a second chance, and he has been living at Veterinary Associates ever since.

He is a fantastic cat and is so sweet. We have made a lot of effort getting him perfectly regulated on insulin and he is doing great. While he requires insulin injections twice daily, all of the hard work and cost in getting his stabilized is complete. As you will see, he is a healthy and happy kitty cat.

He would love a great home because that is where he belongs. Please consider adopting Morris and you might find he gives you much in return. He is one special cat.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Surgical Laser Means Less Pain

We are proud to offer the latest in laser surgery as one the high-tech options for your pet. The benefits of laser is simple; less pain, less bleeding, and a faster recovery. The extreme precision and reduction in swelling are just more reasons that laser may be right for your pet.

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