Our O’Fallon veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs - Life Expectancy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs - Life Expectancy

At Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital, our vets often treat dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). And while there is no cure for this condition, in many cases IBD can be managed successfully. Here, we look at the prognosis for dogs suffering from IBD. 

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Chronic Pain in Dogs

Chronic Pain in Dogs

Dogs that suffer from chronic pain experience a serious decline in quality of life, yet the signs of chronic pain can be difficult for even the most attentive pet parents to spot. Here, our O’Fallon vets discuss chronic pain in dogs, the signs, and treatments that can help your dog live more comfortably.

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative condition in dogs that becomes more severe over time. There's no cure for this painful condition, however, our O’Fallon vets can provide treatments that may help manage symptoms and allow your dog to enjoy a good quality of life as they age.

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The FVRCP Cat Vaccine

The FVRCP Cat Vaccine

At Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital our vets believe that prevention is the key to helping your cat live a long and healthy life. That's why our O’Fallon vets recommend that all cats receive the FVRCP vaccine. Here's how the FVRCP protects your cat's health.

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Ear Mites in Cats

Ear Mites in Cats

Ear mites are a common external parasite that can cause severe irritation to the ears and surrounding skin in both cats and dogs, although they are more common in cats. Today our O’Fallon vets share the symptoms, causes, and treatments available for ear mites. 

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Should I vaccinate my indoor cat?

Should I vaccinate my indoor cat?

Skipping vaccinations for your indoor cat may be tempting but cat and kitten vaccines are as important for our feline homebodies as they are for cats who explore the great outdoors. Today our O’Fallon vets explain why vaccines for indoor cats are essential.

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Vaccination Schedule for Dogs and Puppies

Vaccination Schedule for Dogs and Puppies

Our O’Fallon vets understand that repeated appointments for your dog's vaccinations and boosters may seem inconvenient, but following the vaccination schedule below is the best way for you to protect your canine friend from a host of serious and potentially deadly diseases.

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Cat Vaccine Schedule: Why You Should Get Your Cat Vaccinated

Cat Vaccine Schedule: Why You Should Get Your Cat Vaccinated

Our O’Fallon vets provide insights and advice on why it’s important to have your cat vaccinated even if they are indoors.

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Helping a Dog Recover After Surgery

Helping a Dog Recover After Surgery

After your dog has had surgery, you can play a pivotal role in helping them fully recover. Attentive, diligent post-op care is essential to help them return to their daily routine as soon as possible. Today, our O’Fallon vets share some tips for how to care for your dog after surgery.

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Broken Jaws in Dogs

Broken Jaws in Dogs

It can be a very painful and scary experience for your dog if they suffer a broken jawbone. Today, our O’Fallon vets explain the causes of a broken jaw in dogs, how the injury can be repaired, and how to care for your pet after this injury.

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