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pet food with CBD tincture
November 28, 2021

CBD for Pets: A Budding Medication

Dr. Paige Wallace

We use a wide variety of medications in veterinary medicine. Many of them overlap with human medicine but are prescribed at different dosages and for different conditions. In the last few years, CBD has made its way into veterinary medic...

dog sick with thc toxicity
November 28, 2021

High, How Are You? THC Toxicity in Pets

Dr. Paige Wallace

Marijuana, THC, pot, grass, 420…by any other name, it is no friend of pets. Dogs don’t dab, cats don’t chill, and no hot-boxing allowed. Veterinarians and our staff don’t care what your personal choices are; marijuana is legal in many s...

dobermans with cropped and uncropped ears
September 28, 2021

Bringing Up Two Points

Dr. Paige Wallace

Ear cropping is an elective surgery currently implemented in approximately 20 dog breeds, including Dobermans, Great Danes, Boxers, Schnauzers, and many others. This procedure involves the surgical removal of most or all of the flappy po...

dog playing with stick in the water
August 24, 2021

A Sticky Situation

Dr. Paige Wallace

It may be a difficult point to continue hammering home for your pup, but sticks do your dogs no favors. During the spring, summer, and fall, I see 1-2 dogs weekly who have accidentally impaled themselves while playing with sticks. We get...

dog wearing e-collar
July 21, 2021

E-Collars: Short Range Shame

Dr. Paige Wallace

A cone or E-collar is one of the most benign-looking torture devices we vets like to inflict on pet parents and their furry friends. Veterinarians have invented many different types of these torture devices: calming collars, bite-nots, d...

australian shepherd in the snow
March 15, 2021

Prepare to Dock

Dr. Paige Wallace

There are very few breeds that are born with docked tails. If a puppy is to have its tail docked, similar to dew claws, they are usually removed within the first 5 days of life. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, like illness or in...

sick dog under blanket
September 27, 2020

Bland Diet: A Calm in the GI Storm

Dr. Paige Wallace

Diarrhea and vomiting: as much havoc as they wreak on your carpeting, imagine your pup’s gut. Vomiting and diarrhea are some of the most common ailments that we see pets for at an emergency hospital, and they may be accompanied by a la...

Dr. Paige Wallace
September 19, 2020

Quite a few bugs in your ear

Dr. Paige Wallace

As duck season approaches and we spend more time on water retrievals, I am battling an ear infection in my lab Colt. Colt has had a few major ear infections before, and part of that is because he is a lab mix. Labs have naturally narrow ...

duck tolling retriever by pond
August 27, 2020

Giardia: The Bane of Water Dogs

Dr. Paige Wallace

As many of you gear up for hunting season, I know your 4-legged hunting buddies are chomping at the bit to join you. Whether you’re heading out to moose camp, gearing up for waterfowl, or adventuring in the mountains, the call to go is i...

woman feeding her dog
August 23, 2020

Choosing a Diet for Your Dog

Dr. Paige Wallace

Choosing a diet for your dog can be a difficult and daunting decision. There are so many different choices for makers and brands, flavors, protein and micronutrient make-up, treatment/age-focused foods, and prescription diets. Your pet...

australian shepherd chewing on rawhide
July 30, 2020

Chew on This: Dental Health for Pets

Dr. Paige Wallace

What can you do at home to care for your pet’s teeth and set them up for dental success? Simple answer: the same as you do for your own — brush their teeth twice a day. However, very few people have the time or dedication to brush their ...

cute australian shepherd puppy
July 13, 2020

Pet Insurance: Under Cover-Age

Dr. Paige Wallace

One of the most underutilized resources available today in veterinary medicine is pet insurance.  I find that less than 15% of my clients have insurance for their pets. Why do so few people invest in pet insurance? Because most people ar...

black lab lying in grass on his back with tennis ball
June 25, 2020

GDV: What’s the Big FLIPPING Deal?

Dr. Paige Wallace

Most dog owners are familiar with “bloat,” which is a piece of the GDV (gastric dilatation and volvulus) scenario. Unfortunately, that is not the whole story. A GDV involves gaseous distension of the stomach, which then completely tw...

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May 4, 2020

Parvo: A Real Toilet Paper Emergency

Dr. Paige Wallace

Parvovirus, parvoviral enteritis, parvo, the puppy killer… By any name, parvo causes fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea Diarrhea DIARRHEA. Coronavirus has brought the world to its knees with a worldwide 3.4% mortality ra...