Monthly Archives: April 2016

My Dog Might Be In Pain 15 Signs to Look For Part 1

Your dog can’t tell us …
Several times a day I wish I could ask my dog patients this simple question.  It sure would make the decision of when to bring your pet to your veterinarian simple (and my job a lot easier!).  Since we can’t, this series of articles will cover established but often subtle […]

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Dog drinks a lot of water, should you worry?

Before answering your dog and water question we have to do some homework.

A dog, like people, can drink more water on hot days or after exercise. That being said, increased drinking and frequent urination can often be signs of illness. Here are some things to consider.

First thing, if you’ve noticed an increase in drinking […]

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Arthritis: Learning to Recognize it in Your Cat

Cat arthritis is a life-long condition but can be managed with treatment and simple changes to your home.

Just like humans, cats can suffer from a debilitating disease called arthritis. You may notice that as your cat gets older they aren’t as nimble as they once were. As cats naturally disguise pain and discomfort, arthritis […]

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How can I get my cat to take a pill?

Every Cat Is Different, But Giving a Pill is not Impossible

by Dr. Lisa Collis, a veterinarian at Delton Veterinary Hospital, and a lover of cats.

Delton Veterinary Hospital is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and has been designated a Cat Friendly Practice. We have taken specific extra steps to assure we […]

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Why do pets need anesthesia to have their teeth scaled and polished?


Owners of pets naturally are concerned when anesthesia is required for their pet.
Lets consider what the risks would be to your pet if anesthetic were NOT used?

1. Your pet could be injured. Dental tartar is firmly adhered to the surface of the teeth. Scaling to remove tartar is accomplished using ultrasonic and sonic power […]

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Keeping your bird healthy

Birds are very hardy creatures and can remain long-time companions if a few steps are taken to maintain their health. These include 5 basic areas.

Feeding A Balanced Diet
Feeding a proper diet assures that your bird receives all nutrients necessary for resistance to disease, as well as colourful feathering and good spirits. In most parrots, […]

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Feeding your pet bird for health

Strategy for all birds: Increase quality protein, vitamins, and minerals and reduce fat. People food should be limited because birds will choose the wrong things (mostly fats and starches).
Call or visit Delton Veterinary Hospital today for your pet bird’s food needs.

Foods in this section represent 10-20% of calories fed (and should be considered tidbits […]

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Formulated diets should make up 80-90+% of you bird’s caloric intake

Formulated Diets (Pellets and Extruded Products)
These products attempt to offer a complete diet when fed alone. We strongly recommend that birds on these diets are fed primarily: Harrison’s HBD; Roudybush; Zupreem; Pretty Bird; Exact; or CeeDee (for canaries). We will provide conversion tips on your invoice.

Caution: Some brands, when fed exclusively (100% of calories) […]

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Disinfection in the Bird’s Environment

1) Replace perches 2-4 times a year. It is impossible to properly disinfect wooden perches, although these offer the best support for birds’ feet.

2) Wash and disinfect food and water dishes daily. First, wash with dish soap or in the dishwasher. Second, disinfect with either chlorine bleach (1 cup per gallon strength) or disinfectant […]

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How can I safely brush my pet’s teeth?

Equally important to annual dental exams is home dental care, including brushing your pet’s teeth every day, if possible. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends this technique for both younger and older animals, although it’s easier to start brushing when your pet is young.

To introduce a fearful Fido or timid Tabby to the […]

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