Cat Illnesses, Symptoms and Treatment

Every cat owner wants to avoid cat illnesses because they love their cat.  Of all animals most cat illnesses are communicable and ironically most cat owners have more than one cat.   Owners want them to stay healthy and live a long and happy life. It is important that when your cat is sick that you know what cat illnesses  he has and what you can do to treat it.  Look for signs your cat is sick.  The following a just a few of the…

Choosing the Best Veterinarian For Your Dog

When trying to ensure that man’s best friend is healthy and strong, finding a good dog veterinarian is important. Although pets may be part of the family, sometimes we don’t always know the best way to keep a dog healthy. For example, many people believe that feeding their pet table scraps shows how much they love them. On the contrary, some harmful food should never be given and can make your dog sick. Of course with a bit of online research, information can be found…

Chinchila Care FAQ’s

Before rushing out to get a chinchilla as a pet you should know that most live about twenty years and they are most active at night because they are nocturnal. Sensitive Chinchillas Temperature Chinchillas are very sensitive to temperatures so their environment needs to be kept around seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit but no higher. If where you live is higher, keep your pet in an air conditioned room. Keep marble tiles or Terra cotta pots in the freezer so if they become overheated you can put…

A Few Common Illnesses in Dogs

Being dog owners, we often panic when we see our companions get sick. Try not to worry too much, though. The most common dog illnesses are often treatable with rest and simple medications. Observing your pet, and noticing when they are sick is the most important thing.  Diagnosing the problem and seeking treatment is the next step.  In no time, your buddy will be up and running again, happy to see you and rearing to go. Kennel Cough This is the most common, or at…

How Dogs Nutritional Needs Change

You wouldn’t feed a newborn baby the same things you eat. The same thing applies to dogs! Depending upon the stage in life, a dog’s nutritional needs will vary accordingly. Puppies have specific nutritional requirements from an adult to a reproducing dog and even older dogs. As an owner, you have to consider these changes and adjust the diet accordingly. Understanding the basics of their diet is the first thing to consider. All dogs have to have the proper amount of protein, fatty acids, minerals,…

Pet Care Tips From Your Lexington Veterinary Clinic

Taking care of your animals when they get sick or hurt is just one of the many things we do at the Lexington Veterinary Clinic. We care about your little friends as much as you do and we want them to be safe, healthy and happy. And in order to help you take care of your best friend we have come up with some helpful tips and advice that will benefit not only your friend but you as well. Regular Checkups at Locust Trace Veterinary…

Lexington Veterinary Care

If you are looking for high quality veterinary care and live the Lexington, KY area, then you have come to the right place. Our main priority is to provide exceptional quality veterinary care in Lexington, to our clients pets. We know how much your pet means to you and your family, and we strive to insure that your pet can enjoy a long healthy life. Our veterinarian, Dr. Lee Godman is passionate and caring about his work as a Lexington veterinarian, and has been practicing…

Pet Neutering in Lexington Kentucky

Introduction to Neutering in Lexington Before examining the case for neutering pets, it is important to ensure that the concepts under discussion are understood. For starters, neutering is sometimes used in lieu of castrating to mean removing both testicles to ensure that a male animal is no longer capable of siring offspring. In contrast, spaying means removing both ovaries plus the uterus to ensure that a female animal can no longer bear offspring. Please bear in mind that neutering is sometimes used in reference to…

4 Weird Habits of Pet Owners

Pet owners are said to be a “breed” of their own — sneaking people food under the table, baby talking the cat, and treating the dogs like a kid. Of course, it’s easy to get carried away with spoiling your furry friend and some of these habits can be counterproductive or even unhealthy for your pet. Here are 4 weird habits of pet owners and our take on them: Playing Dress Up People often dress their pets up in adorable costumes. During Halloween and Christmas…

How to Choose a Lexington Veterinarian

When you are trying to choose a Lexington veterinarian for your treasured pet, you face a decision that is often difficult. If you’ve just moved into Lexington, finding a Lexington veterinarian who is right for your family means starting over with building rapport. There isn’t just one set of criteria that fit all vets, but luckily there are some steps that work when choosing just about any vet for your pets. Ask Neighbors and Friends for Advice Finding a Lexington veterinarian often begins by gathering…