Chocolate and your Pets

by Dr. Barry Baker, ECC Staff Doctor  It’s that time of year again. The holidays are fast approaching, kicking off with Halloween as the first big holiday where people will go out and buy a lot more chocolate and candies than they normally would earlier in the year. This will continue through Thanksgiving, Christmas and […] Read more »

Veterinary Dental Health

by Chris Walker, DVM, Chief of Staff, General Practice You might wonder how dental health affects your pet.  Dental disease reveals itself mostly as oral pain.  In pets oral pain can be difficult to recognize but often dysphagia (difficulty eating) is the easiest symptom of pain you might notice.  Pets will enthusiastically run to the […] Read more »

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Small Animals

by Julie Callahan, DVM, DACVIM Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, is a complex disease process of the intestinal tract that is a common cause of chronic gastrointestinal (GI) upset in dogs and cats.  This inflammatory condition causes a combination of clinical signs including changes in appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss.  The underlying cause of […] Read more »