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What Is A Foreign Body?

Published on December 29th, 2015 | by drfrancis

This picture was posted on my practice manager’s door this past week. She and I are in the same boat; we both adopted a pair of kittens. We are finding the holiday season a challenge with... Read More


Traveling with your pet

Published on September 24th, 2015 | by drfrancis

Traveling with pets can be for fun, or perhaps you have necessary trip planned.  It can be frustrating when the regulations for what paperwork, vaccinations, and health certificates you need for your pet keep changing.  It... Read More


What Should I Give My Dog To Chew?

Published on August 12th, 2014 | by drfrancis

“What should I give my dog to chew?” a question often asked by owners.  And since veterinarians are frequently faced with treating fractured teeth in dogs, it is an important question to answer properly. Let’s start... Read More


Are Grain Free Diets Healthier?

Published on January 25th, 2014 | by drfrancis

Grain free dog and cat foods are being promoted on TV ads and at your local pet speciality stores, but are they really healthier for our pets?  Not according to veterinary nutritionists Dr. Lisa Freeman and... Read More


Five facts your cat wants you to know…..

Published on October 20th, 2013 | by drfrancis

Cats like countdowns, its more exciting! #5.  I need a check up.  Yeah, I know, it seems like every time you get out that dusty carrier and stuff me into it, I hate going more.  But... Read More


Howl-O-Ween Contest! Great Prizes!

Published on October 8th, 2013 | by drfrancis

Email a picture of your pet dressed up and we will enter you into our Howl-O-Ween Contest!  Great prizes, including a year’s supply of Frontline to the winner!  You can also enter by posting pictures onto... Read More


The Best Dog and Cat Food

Published on July 22nd, 2013 | by drfrancis

We know you love your pet, and we know you have a tight budget.  So what is the best pet food? An ideal pet food is one that my pet loves to eat, cleans her teeth,... Read More


Making a multi species household into a family

Published on July 8th, 2013 | by drfrancis

If you have ever felt like children in this picture, trying to return one of your pets to its enclosure, then you probably have a multi-species household. The ducks are in the bathtub again.  Yesterday it... Read More


The Truth about Pet Insurance

Published on July 3rd, 2013 | by drfrancis

Let me tell you a story. My first experience with pet insurance was a bust.  The dog above and on the right (in the headlock) got ringworm on her nose when she was 2 years old. ... Read More


Why I ride my bike to work

Published on June 25th, 2013 | by drfrancis

I am almost 40 years old, and mother of two daughters, and a business owner, so you may wonder why I would put the time and effort into riding my bicycle to the animal hospital as... Read More

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