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  • Cat Psychology 101
    There is a maxim in veterinary medicine, “cats are not small dogs” and every day I find that to be true as a general practitioner at SWVH.  Being a veterinarian Read more
  • Backyard Chickens
    With the current state of the world a lot of people have been considering taking the jump into backyard chicken keeping.  As the current owner of 9 chickens I can Read more
  • COVID-19 in Pets
    Wow, what a year 2020 has been! Thank you to everyone for being so flexible and gracious with our altered curb side protocol to help keep you and our staff Read more
  • February is National Pet Dental Health Month
    Dental health is very important for the overall health and well being of our furry friends.   The best care starts at home with routine maintenance like brushing and oral Read more
  • Diabetes Mellitus
    Happy New Year Everyone! Dr. Christina Martini here. Anyone else still recovering from the Holiday sugar coma? This month I want to talk to you about a common and important health Read more
  • Holiday Hazards
    Holiday Hazards Read more
  • Coping with the loss of a pet
    Saying goodbye to a beloved furry friend is the hardest part of being a pet owner. In today’s society most people consider pets to be a part of the family. Read more
  • Obesity: The fight against longevity
    Hello, Dr Schroeder here for this month’s blog post.  One of the most common requests I get from pet owners is how to make their pets live forever.  While forever Read more
  • Toenail Trimming: The Do’s and Don’ts
    We understand that trimming your pet’s nails can be an intimidating task. Just like anything else, it takes some practice and perseverance. After some time and experience, you can become Read more
  • Future Veterinarians: 4-H Clubs
    Hello, Dr. Rasmusson here from Southwest Veterinary Hospital.  I often get ask by school-age children, “How can I learn more about being a veterinarian?”  I highly recommend becoming a member Read more
  • Summer Dangers: Heat Stroke
    With this recent heat wave I thought July would be a good time to talk about heat stroke in pets. The following is a true story: It was a hot summer day last Read more
  • HOMEMADE TREATS: Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies
    HOMEMADE TREATS: Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies Read more
  • Queasy and Dizzy: Motion sickness in our pets
    Queasy and Dizzy: Motion sickness in our pets Read more
  • Pet Insurance
    Hi everyone, it’s Dr. Christina Martini writing this month about a topic we get frequent questions on – Pet Insurance! In general, I feel that Pet Insurance is a good idea. Read more
  • Aural Hematomas
    Hello! Dr. Christina Martini here again. This month I want to make you aware of a painful condition that commonly affects dogs, and sometimes cats too! It is called an aural Read more
  • PANCREATITIS: A holiday season caution
    Happy Fall everyone! Dr. Christina Martini here. With the holidays approaching I thought it would be a great time to talk about pancreatitis; a condition we see all too often Read more

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