Toxins Found in Your Home
Every household has some items in it that are toxic to your pets. This is normal! Some are scarier than others, however. We will cover some of the most common toxins (and some things we think are toxic but are not), how the toxins affect your pet, and the most common treatments for these toxins…. Read More
What is a Vet Tech (AKA Superhero)?
What exactly does the title of “veterinary technician” mean? What do they do? Thinking about being a vet tech? Is there a difference between an assistant and a vet tech? Veterinary technicians (vet techs) are the superheroes of the veterinary world. They are a group of hard working, compassionate, organized people who keep veterinary hospitals… Read More
What is it like to be a veterinarian?
Have you ever considered becoming a veterinarian? Is your child considering the idea? Did you want to be a vet when you were a kid, and life took you down a different path? Wondering what your veterinarian had to do to get where she is? Read about my (Dr. Welch) experience and thoughts! Before Veterinary… Read More
Winter Wonderland: Do I Really Need that Flea and Tick Preventive?
With six more weeks of winter ahead of us (according to Punxsutawney Phil: https://abcnews.go.com/US/punxsutawney-phil-predicts-weeks-winter-shadow-virtual-ceremony/story?id=75630462), you may be wondering if that flea and tick preventive is really necessary for the next few months. You are diligent about using it during the summer months, when your pup (or feline friend) is outside in the woods or on… Read More
Treat time! Good Treats for your Rabbit or Guinea Pig
Are you thinking of adopting a rabbit or guinea pig? Did you just adopt one and want to share every treat with him? Read more to find out what treats you should (and shouldn’t) be giving your new best friend! Best Commercial Treats Commercial treats for your rabbit, or treats you can easily buy at… Read More
Spending the holidays with your pets?
Watch out for these holiday dangers If you are spending holidays with your pets, whether they are new family members or old friends, keep them in mind with these tips! Table scraps can be a big problem for your pup during the holidays. Many times the foods we eat is delicious, and it seems only… Read More
CBD in dogs, what’s the scoop?
What does CBD do to my dog? Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, has become very popular in pet stores around the United States. So what does it do and how does it work? CBD is associated with marijuana, and the ‘high’ feeling it provides, however this feeling is actually associated with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The… Read More
Day in the Life of All Creatures Vet Hospital
Now that COVID has taken over our lives, we have been having our clients wait in our parking lots and trusting us with the care of our pets. But what really goes on behind closed doors? Let’s walk through a day at ACVH. 7:30 am The lights get turned on at 7:30 am when the… Read More
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: What Does It Mean?
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