National Pet Dental Health Month

Before dental cleaning

Before dental cleaning

After dental cleaning

After dental cleaning

It’s that time of year… February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Many of you know that means we offer a discount on dental cleanings during the month of February. This year we are giving a discount of $75, PLUS a free pet tooth brush! Remember, dogs aren’t the only pets that need their teeth cleaned, cats need regular dental cleanings, too. Click on the link above to learn more about dental cleanings and at home dental care. Then call today to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian for your discounted dental cleaning during the month of February!

* Sheabel now includes digital dental radiography (x-rays) with all their dental cleanings

Welcoming a New Puppy or Kitten into Your Family

Chloe the French Bulldog

Chloe the French Bulldog

by Dr. Michelle Arnold

When you first look into the adoring eyes of a puppy or kitten it’s hard not to be swept away.  Next thing you know there’s a new little pet in your home and you’ve scheduled their first vet visit!  You go to the vet office, the technician gives you an estimate, and you can’t believe how expensive it is.  Then the technician says you’ll have to bring your new pet in every 3 or 4 weeks until it’s boosters are finished.  The room starts spinning and dollar signs are flashing every where.

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Does Your Pet Have Separation Anxiety?

Separation Anxiety

by Dr. Mara Tugel

Have you ever come home to find a house that has been destroyed, with various pieces of furniture shredded or soiled, your favorite pair of shoes demolished, and your loving dog with a guilty expression on his/her face? If so, then you have been witness to a common scene among households with dogs who suffer from separation anxiety. Affected dogs often act completely normal when their owners are around, but panic when left alone. These dogs take out their anxiety by becoming destructive, and occasionally even harming themselves in their attempts to escape. Separation anxiety can affect dogs of all breeds and ages, and can range from very mild cases to very severe anxiety.

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Is Your Cat Having Accidents in the House?

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by Dr. Michelle Arnold

If you have owned or currently own a cat, most likely you have dealt with feline house soiling at one time or another. There are many reasons cats urinate or defecate outside the box; some of them are easily fixable, others are not. Keep reading for tips and advice on how to determine the cause of your cat’s house soiling.

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What Is Laser Therapy and How Can it Help My Pet?

Laser Therapy

by Dr. Michelle Jude

Veterinary medicine has progressed more in the last decade than it has in the last fifty years. One of those progressions is a class four therapy laser. I have seen the benefits and witnessed amazing responses to using a therapy laser and hopefully this article will help people understand and realize the added value of laser therapy.

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Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian

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Picture the last time you tried to put your cat in the carrier to bring him/her to the vet. If you, like most every other cat owner, dread this annual experience, click here for some tips from the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)on getting your cat used to it’s carrier. You’ll find a brochure, as well as a video, packed full of helpful hints and ideas!

Keeping Your Pets Safe This Summer

Kitten on Picket Fence

by Dr. Mara Tugel

Summer is here, and whether you enjoy relaxing in the sun with your furry friend, or taking your dog out to play or even swim, this is a great season to enjoy time with our pets. Unfortunately, hyperthermia (or heat stroke), is a real risk here in Kentucky.  Every summer we see a number of pets who become very ill or even die due to their internal body temperature rising too high. Here are a few tips to help you keep your pets safe in the summer heat. Read more

We Have Achieved the “Cat-Friendly” Practice Status!


The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has created a program called the Cat Friendly Practice in order to assist veterinary practices in providing the highest quality of care for their feline patients. Feline visits to the clinic are few and far between, especially when compared to canine clinic visits. The AAFP came up with this program in order to provide clinics with guidelines to shape their attitudes, continuing education focuses, and facilities towards a more feline friendly environment. This allows the clinics in turn to provide better health care for cats and a more efficient, relaxing, and less stressful visit to the clinic.

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