Noise Aversion Awareness for Pet Owners

July 5 is the busiest day of the year for pet shelters, because they take in large numbers of pets frightened by the fireworks. Approximately 67% of dogs and many cats in the United States suffer from noise aversion. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited team at Cherry Knolls Veterinary Clinic want to help with [...]

Chronic Ear Infections—What Dog Owners Should Know

Ear infections are a common malady in dogs, causing them extreme pain and significant health complications. Our American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited team at Cherry Knolls Veterinary Clinic wants to help by providing information about canine ear infections and describing the steps you can take to prevent the condition. Canine ear infection causes Canine ear [...]

A Heartworm Heart to Heart—10 Essential Facts

Heartworm disease poses a deadly threat to dogs and cats, but doesn’t need to endanger your pet—heartworm prevention is easier, safer, and more effective than ever, and annual screening tests can identify early or hidden disease. So why does this devastating parasitic infection affect more than one million pets every year? Perhaps a lack of [...]

Treat or Toxin? The Truth Behind Xylitol Toxicity in Pets

While the list of toxic foods for pets may seem to grow every year, knowing what ingredients may harm your dog or cat could save their life. Xylitol, a popular product that shows up in a variety of foods, may not be a household term—but should be—if you live with pets. Cherry Knolls Veterinary Clinic [...]

What to Expect When Your Pet Receives a Professional Veterinary Dental Cleaning

Your pet is susceptible to many problematic dental conditions, and some may lead to significant issues that affect their overall health. Regular professional veterinary dental cleanings are the best way to protect your pet from these concerning problems. Our American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited team at Cherry Knolls Veterinary Clinic wants to help reduce your [...]

FAQs About Veterinary Overload

Not being able to schedule a veterinary appointment when you want is frustrating, but veterinarians are currently overloaded. Issues, such as increased caseloads, COVID-19 protocols, and staff shortages, are causing increased wait times for pet owners. Our American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited team at Cherry Knolls Veterinary Clinic answers some frequently asked questions about what [...]

A Complete Guide to Osteoarthritis in Pets

Many people consider osteoarthritis an old pet’s disease, but osteoarthritis can appear at an early age. Estimates from 200 veterinarians report that osteoarthritis signs are present in 20 percent of dogs older than a year, and up to 80 percent of dogs older than 8 years have osteoarthritis evidence, based on radiographic and clinical data. [...]

Holiday Safety for Pets

Simba gradually awoke from the anesthesia. She was a small cat, but she had a large catheter in her leg, a lot of pain medication on board, and a lot of stitches in her abdomen. She slowly remembered what had happened—the tinsel had been so alluring, moving and sparkling every time she walked past the [...]

To Chew or Not to Chew—How to Choose Safe Pet Chew Toys

Dogs have a natural tendency to chew objects in their environment, and they use chewing to manage anxiety, frustration, and boredom. Chewing can also help keep their teeth clean, which is an added bonus. Finding the appropriate chew toy is important, to ensure your dog does not suffer from a toy-induced injury. Our American Animal [...]

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Pets: Your Questions Answered

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that is rapidly gaining popularity and accessibility in the companion animal world. With many of the same benefits as stem cell therapy, PRP therapy can be exceptionally useful in treating injured and wounded pets.  Question: How does platelet-rich plasma therapy work? Answer: Platelet-rich plasma is [...]

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