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What is Metabolic Bone Disease and Could My Pet Have It?

What pets can get metabolic bone disease? It is primarily reptiles that have metabolic bone disease when they come to see a veterinarian. The most common species that we see that have metabolic bone disease are bearded dragons and leopard geckos, but any reptile can have the problem. What is metabolic bone disease? Metabolic bone… Read More


Coughing Cats- Feline Asthma

What is feline asthma? Feline asthma is a disease of the lungs that affects as many as 5% of cats. Most researchers believe that feline asthma is caused by an allergic reaction to something in the air, stimulating the immune system inappropriately. When exposed to these allergens, the airways will constrict due to inflammation. Inflammation… Read More


Allergy Attack!

Could my dog have allergies? How would I know? Allergies are very common in our best friends, and often lead to discomfort of both us and them. Allergies are a normal immune response to an abnormal stimulus, e.g. pollen or food. This means that their immune system is seeing something normal as a threat that… Read More


New Disease in Rabbits in the U.S.

Warning: this is a startling disease and a heavy topic. (There is a picture of some healthy bunnies at the end to lift some spirits.) What is Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus? Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus, or RHDV, is a virus (of the calicivirus family) that only infects rabbits. It is often fatal (some very young… Read More


Kitten Conundrum

Adopted a new kitten or considering adopting a new kitten? Congratulations on adopting your newest best friend. Kittens are energetic, cute, playful, and so funny. But they can be a handful! Veterinary Visits All kittens (and cats) should see a veterinarian once adopted! Your new kitten will need many vaccines and check ups to ensure… Read More


Puppy Pandemic

During much of March and all of April, people have been having to work from home, social distance from friends and family, and life as we know it has changed drastically. Since people are home for the time being, many families have welcomed a new family member! Veterinary Care for your New Puppy One of… Read More


Easter Bunny

Easter is just around the corner! In the spirit of the holiday, we decided to talk about some of our favorite pets here at All Creatures– rabbits! All about Rabbits Rabbits are mammals, just like humans, dogs and cats. Surprisingly, they are not rodents, but lagomorphs! Rabbits are herbivorous, eating mainly grasses in the wild,… Read More


Kitty Play Time

As cats age out of their kitten stage, it can be difficult to keep them active. We all know that keeping active is good for the joints, waistline, and heart; this is true for our feline friends as well! But getting a cat to play with you is easier said than done. Tricks of the… Read More


Can a Diet Break a Dog’s Heart?

There is a lot of discussion around pet nutrition these days! Everyone wants the best for their best friends, and diet is very important. Dog Food: The Basics Dogs are omnivores which originated from wolves many thousands of years ago. Studies are starting to show that dogs have evolved to maintain a very different diet… Read More


We Love Saving Kittens

One of the best things about working in a veterinary hospital is kittens. When a kitten arrives for an appointment, the worship begins. After asking permission, our techs will gently tour the kitten around the hospital so we can all have a lovely happy kitten moment. All Creatures Veterinary Hospital had a beautiful orphaned newborn… Read More