When can my puppy go outside?

You adopt a new puppy and bring him in for his first puppy shots. He receives a clean bill of health and his first vaccine. At the end of the visit, the doctor tells you not to take your puppy on walks or to the dog park until he is fully vaccinated. But, what does that mean? A puppy’s (or …

What Vaccinations Should My Pet Get?

With so many vaccines available for different diseases, it is common to wonder which vaccines are actually necessary for your pet. In the veterinary world, we classify vaccines as core or non-core. As it implies, core vaccines are those that are recommended for all dogs or cats. Core vaccines provide protection against serious diseases that are widespread and can easily …

What Kind of Food Should My Pet Eat?

Choosing a food for your pet can be overwhelming. Walk into any pet supply store and the sheer volume of food in the building is staggering. With so many options for foods and treats is it any wonder that you reach for the one with the prettiest label and stick with it? So which food should you choose? Unfortunately, there …

Feeding for Dental Health

While the single most important contribution you can make to your pet’s oral health is regular tooth brushing, it is not always possible. There are other things you can do at home to care for your pet’s teeth and these include appropriate chews and dental diets, if warranted. There are several prescription diets that have been developed to help decrease …

Dental Care for Cats – Daily Disease Prevention

Are you wondering how healthy your cat’s teeth are? Dental care for cats is something that we tend to overlook until there is a problem. This is something that we, at Livingston Vet Clinic, want to change. Read on and find out exactly why you should pay particular attention to feline dental hygiene and the shape of your cat’s tiny …

Canine Dental Care – Does your Dog have a Toothbrush?

Illness that begins as poor dental hygiene is a worrying affair. What starts as a seemingly simple build-up of tartar in your dog’s mouth can lead to serious illness. In some cases tartar can spread bacteria to major organs with grave results and many experts believe that dental disease can cheat a dog of up to 20% of his potential life expectancy.