“The No Cone Zone” – Pet Surgical Suits
Surgical Cones vs. Surgical Suits Has your pet needed to wear an “e-collar” or cone due to an injury, illness or surgery? Are you tired
ARE YOU READY “FUR” FALL?
Leaves changing colors. Fall clothing. Fall food. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. There’s a lot to be excited about during the fall season. As you start to get
A Coggin’s test is a blood test that is performed once yearly to test a horse for equine infectious anemia (EIA) A negative Coggin’s is
5 Summer Safety Tips To Keep Your Pet From Feeling Hot-Hot-Hot
Summer is a great time to get outside and have some fun in the sun with our furry friends, but doing so without preparing your
Heartworm Disease in Cats
By: Kari Lyon, VMD Despite what most people think, heartworm disease is not only a disease of our canine friends, it affectsour feline friends as
The Equine Immune System and Vaccine Basics
To understand a bit more about how vaccines work we must first understand a bit about the immune system and immunity, so bear with me.
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Could your cat be blocked?
Has your cat ever urinated outside the litter box, or frequented the box often without emptying hisbladder? He may be trying to tell you something.
Farm Animal Basics
One of my greatest joys so far in this job has been helping hobby farmers with their herds and flocks. I love working with these
Food Allergies in Dogs
By: Dr. Kari Lyon with the Veterinary Medical Center of Easton Could the food that your dog is eating be the reason for his/her constant
VMC’s Top Tips for Winter Horse Care
VMC’s Top Tips for Winter Horse Care Water The risk of impaction colic increases as the temperatures drop and horses drink less. The average horse
Winter Horse Care
Elizabeth D. Callahan DVM, DABVP, Equine PracticeVeterinary Medical Center, Easton MD With the approach of colder weather, it is very important for horse owners to
Why you should look a gift horse in the mouth
They say “you should never look a gift horse in the mouth,” but you should definitely have your vet take a look. There is a lot
Equine Gastric Ulcers
It is believed that between 50-90% of adult horses and 25-50% of foals may have gastric ulcers. In adults ulcers are more common in athletes,
Grain-Free Diets and Dogs The Plain Truth
There is some evidence suggesting certain boutique, novel protein, grain-free diets for dogs are contributing to a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This condition
Vaccinating the Geriatric Horse
Aged horses are becoming a larger portion of our country’s equine population; many of these horses are still being used for riding, showing or as
I see a lot of horses, and I see a lot of owners who want to make sure their horses are being fed well. However,
“Winterizing” for Horses
Winter is one of my favorite seasons when it comes to horses. I know that may be an unpopular opinion, everybody reading this is thinking
What is Equine Coronavirus? Equine coronavirus (ECoV) is well known as a cause of gastrointestinal disease in foals. However, recently this virus has been linked
Should I blanket my horse?
By Teresa Martinoli, DVM This is a common question asked by horse owners every fall and winter. The short answer: Probably not! Most horses do NOT
Five Lifesaving Skills that all Horses Need to Know
I know we all use our horses for many different things. Some of us trail ride, some of us show, some of us just like
Horse Treats for Cushing’s Patients and Metabolic Syndrome
Giving treats is a common way we form a bond with our horses. Treats are also useful in many training situations. Unfortunately most commercially made horse treats,
Miracles Can Happen
There are some cases that make me proud to be part of such an incredible vocation. Medical cases that reaffirm my devotion to the profession of
National Pet Week
Happy National Pet Week! Well, it’s slightly belated, but nonetheless May is an important month to revel in the unique, quirky, loveable traits that make
Common Household Toxins in Dogs and Cats
Some dogs (and even some cats) seem to have a knack for figuring out exactly what they are not supposed to eat and eating it.
Help! I can’t get rid of these fleas! How Veterinary Medical Center handles these pesky parasites.
Hello and welcome to Veterinary Medical Center’s blog! My name is Dr. Amy Tanis and I have worked here as a mixed animal practioner for