Merry Christmas From Your Veterinary Clinic in Lexington

Merry Christmas from Your Veterinary Clinic in Lexington! The doctors and the Staff at Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic are so grateful to be a part of your family by caring for your beloved pets! Winter Break The Locust Trace Agriscience Center School is out on winter school break from December 22 through January 2nd. The students will be enjoying time away from classes with their families and friends. This is a great time to bring your pets to the animal clinic for annual checkups. New…

Holiday Hazards For Dogs

There are many holiday hazards for dogs. Wintertime and the holiday season, mean more company and more exciting things for your dog to get into. Here are a few tips to keep your puppy safe this season. Kitchen Hazards From tin foil, turkey bones to raw cookie dough, there are many enticing treats and smells in the kitchen this time of year. Many of these items can cause severe digestive problems if swallowed. Baker’s chocolate and dark chocolate are some of the worse things for…

Helping Your Pet Cope With Visitors

Helping your pet cope with visitors is one of the main reasons why you should socialize your pet while they are young. This is not always an option if you get your pet when it’s older or have no way to socialize your pet. If you notice a sudden change in your pet’s behavior, you should seek medical attention. Your veterinarian may be able to find a cause for your pet’s behavior.   If your pet is normally shy, here are a few things you can…

Making Plans For Holiday Boarding

The holiday season is fast approaching. Making plans for your family pet is important when you are thinking about holiday traveling. Don’t wait until the last minute to decide what to do with your pet. Here are a few things to consider for holiday boarding. Make a Reservation As you are making plans to leave for the holidays, you can also make a reservation for your pet to be boarded. Pets need to have certain vaccinations before they can stay in most facilities. Be sure…

Today is National Cat Day

Pet Adoption is considered a great way to bring a pet into your home. In honor of National Cat Day that is celebrated today and every October 29th, we dedicate this blog to the number of shelter pets, including cats that need homes. Pets In Shelters You can find just about any type pet you may be interested in at a pet shelter. You would be surprised at how many unwanted pets there are. Recent statistics suggest there are 6-8 million dogs and cats entering…

Pet Stem Cell Therapy in Lexington KY

Pet Stem Cell Therapy in Lexington KY is becoming an alternative. If your dog is suffering from Osteoarthritis, ligament tears, or other conditions that are causing him or her severe pain, and anti-inflammatory drugs are no longer helping, you may be able to avoid surgery and drastically improve the quality of your pet’s life. Osteoarthritis is a common cause of chronic pain in dogs. 20% of all dogs will suffer from OA causing pain, stiffness and loss of mobility. Now pet owners have an alternative…

5 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween

Halloween is a great time of year for your family and friends. It can also be a very strange time for small children and pets that don’t understand all the festivities, like costumes and trick or treat. Here are 5 tips to keep your pet safe on Halloween. Keep Your Pet Away From Candy and Other Toxins Dogs especially and some cats like to eat things besides their food. Your veterinarian can tell you many stories of foreign things pets ingest and the surgeries required…

Therapy Dogs In The News

Therapy dogs are showing up in all sorts of places. We have all seen companion dogs that help take care of their owner who needs special care. These dogs usually aren’t therapy dogs but service dogs that have been trained to help their owner with their disability. Therapy dogs on the other hand are dogs people own and train to bring a smile or comfort to other people. You will find therapy dogs and their owners working in schools, libraries, and other educational places and…