May 4-10th is “Be Kind To Animals” Week

May 4th-10th is the 99th anniversary of “Be Kind To Animals” week. Started by the American Humane Association in 1915, this is a week to celebrate and appreciate the animals in your life. Here are some ideas: – Bring toys to a local shelter– Place a box in your house for your cat to explore– Take […]

Calcium Oxalate Stones in Dogs

Calcium oxalate urinary stones are common in dogs and cats. These irregularly shaped, rounded stones show up well on x-rays due to their calcium content. Although they are more common in miniature schnauzers, bichon frise, shih tzu, Lhasa apso, miniature poodles and Yorkshire terriers, I have also seen them in many other breeds and mixes […]