Ash Veterinary Clinic



Choosing to End an Animal’s Suffering is a Final Act of Love

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

  It is the question every pet lover dreads, “When is the right time to say goodbye?” There is never an easy answer to this question. Choosing to euthanize your pet is the hardest decision to make and we can tell you from decades of experience that it is a decision that never gets easier. We at Ash Veterinary Clinic and Emergency Center can offer you advice and support, and friends and family can offer you sympathy, but no one can make the decision for you. When you live with an elderly or terminally ill pet, you look in your...

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Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth Is Not As Hard As It May Seem!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Of course, February is not the only month you should be concerned about your pet’s oral care, but it is a time for us to bring attention to such an important part of your pet’s health. What would happen if you stopped brushing your own teeth altogether? Even if you only ate hard food, as most dogs do, there still would be problems such as bacteria and tartar which lead to halitosis (bad breath). Like humans, it is recommended to brush your dog’s teeth twice daily. Here at Ash Veterinary Clinic and Emergency Center, we understand that...

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Is there hope for bad breath?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When animals come in to Ash Veterinary Clinic and Emergency Center for a dental cleaning, one of the toughest topics to discuss with owners is tooth extractions. Your pet may need a tooth extracted when the tooth is badly decayed, mobile or when there is a serious infection affecting the tooth. Contrary to most owners’ beliefs, pets can function and eat quite well with missing, rotting and painful teeth. Since February is National Pet Dental Month, we want to make every pet owner aware of what a professional teeth cleaning entails and what...

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Looking for Warmth in Winter

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

With temperatures falling and winter finally setting in, everyone is trying to stay warm. This goes for our furry family members too. While you can put on another layer of clothes or pull out another blanket, your pets cannot. Many times they will look for the warmest place, even if it is inconvenient for you or dangerous for them. The most common one we see is outdoor cats who curl up under the hood of a car where there is a warm engine. A cat that hides or lies in this warm, seemingly safe and protected place, it can be disastrous if they...

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February is National Dental Month!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Root canals, dental x-rays, orthodontics, crowns, caps, implants, and periodontal surgery for pets? You must be kidding! Not at all. Dental procedures are performed daily in veterinary practices and taking care of your pet’s teeth at home may be easier than you think. At Ash Veterinary Clinic and Emergency Center, we want to make sure you know how to keep your furry family member’s teeth pearly white and smelling great! Examination is the key to diagnosis and helps determine the health of your pet’s teeth and mouth. A pet owner can help by...

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Check Your Pet’s Tags!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Many pets get new collars for Christmas, so when you are changing your pet’s jewelry over, make sure to check their tags. Make this a New Year’s tradition that will ensure the safety of the furry friends that we call family. Here at Ash Veterinary Clinic and Emergency Center, we know that New Year’s resolutions are hard, but this task is far easier to accomplish.  Set a plan to do your “neck checks” around the first of the year. It is easy to remember that way. Call your dog over and play along. You want to look for wear and...

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Summer Cat Care

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The last few weeks we have focused our summer series on our canine family members. This week we are going to discuss some tips to keep your feline friends safe this summer. Some people, due to space limitations or personal preference, choose to keep their cat outdoors or even have cats that are both indoor and outdoor. Special considerations need to be discussed in these cats that roam the wild outdoors. It is a good idea to provide a safe and comfortable place for your cat to rest. A small cathouse equipped with easy escape is recommended....

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Do thorough research when deciding where to board pets

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Since it is summer vacation time, I have been addressing summer issues that involve you and your pet. I received many wonderful compliments about last week’s article focusing on things to think about when you are taking your pets with you on vacation. I am extremely pleased that so many of our readers picked up some of the dos and don’ts of traveling with a pet. As much as we all would love to take our pets with us on vacation, in many instances this is not possible. Either the place you are going does not appreciate your pets the way we do,...

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Vacation With Pets: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

                Summer is in full swing at Ash Veterinary Clinic and Emergency Center.  We receive many calls concerning pets and vacation.  Some owners are concerned about possible risks of taking their pets with them, while others are concerned about leaving their pets at home or in the care of someone else.  So we are going to continue our “Summer Pet Series” discussing the safest and healthiest place for your pets when the family is on vacation.                 The choice to take or leave your pet certainly depends on where you are going...

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Sun Safety

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

                Summer is such an exciting and fun season for everyone including our loved furry family members.  It is the time of the year to let loose, run, play, and enjoy the beautiful weather.  A couple weeks ago we discussed safety when swimming and this week we will tackle safety in the sun for everyone.                  The first and most common hazard for our pets is the very thing that makes the summer days exciting.  It is the sun!  The sun can be very dangerous for many reasons.  One of the most common hazards is taking your dog...

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