It’s An Important Annual “Massage”


You've gotten a new puppy! Congratulations! Getting a puppy is a great deal and requires a lot of hard-work and dedication to making sure she grows up to be strong and live a long healthy life. So how do we ensure that this happens? Start off by getting her examined by a veterinarian. The veterinarian

What Else Can Be Done Preventatively?


You will always hear the veterinary staff talk about preventative care during your healthy visit. These recommendations are the most current recommendations backed by scientific studies conducted by experts in the veterinary field and are put in place to help our pets live long and healthy lives with us. Preventative products such as heartworm, flea

What’s All The Stink About A Fecal Exam?


<img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-2231" src="http://vmcfortmill.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Microscope-200x300.jpg" alt="Microscope" width="200" height="300" srcset="http://vmcfortmill.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Microscope-200x300.jpg 200w, http://vmcfortmill.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Microscope project management web app.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /> Checking a pets stool at any age is important to maintain the health of your pet and your family. Parasites can be present at any age even while your dog/cat may not even show

What Diseases Do My Pet’s Vaccines Actually Cover?


Vaccines are so important in maintaining health and keeping the spread of disease from occurring. What exactly are these vaccines covering? Here is an overview on the diseases that VMC carries vaccines for. For our Canines: Distemper is a highly contagious and severe systemic disease that may initially present as an upper respiratory disease but

New Danger of Letting Pets Eat Peanut Butter


Xylitol is a sugar alcohol used commonly as a sweetener is products such as baked goods, candy, gum and toothpaste (even the sugar free kind). Ingestion of xylitol causes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and eventually liver failure, although some cases have shown signs of liver failure before signs of hypoglycemia. Initially after ingestion of xylitol,

They Might Be Tiny, But They Have A Big Job


This week alone we had three situations of lost pets being found and brought to us to be scanned for a microchip. Two out of the three did have microchips and were reunited with their families quickly. One of the two pets had been away from his/her family for several months before being picked up

Watch Out For Feral Cats This Winter


The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and the weather colder. Colder weather means animals looking for shelter to protect themselves from the chilly winds, snow, sleet, and rain. Outdoor animals, when lacking proper shelter, can utilize our vehicles to keep warm and safe. Before getting in your car, check all the tire wells

The Importance of Dental Radiographs


Today’s topic is on Dental Radiographs and the importance of having them done with your pet’s routine cleaning.   Full mouth dental radiographs give us a lot of information on the structure and health of each tooth from the crown to the root.  Many times, a tooth can look very healthy to the naked eye

Scarlett for Adoption


Meet Scarlett O’Hara, a petite, precious and playful American Staffordshire Terrier mix! She was found abandoned off a busy highway exit, frightened and scared! Dr Reck got her healthy and heart worm negative. She is being fostered with 2 cats, several dogs and 2 little boys and she gets along with everyone! She is Paw-some!

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