How often should I take my dog to the vet?

How often should I take my dog to the vet?

You love your pup and want to give them their best chance at a long and happy life, that's where regular preventive veterinary care comes in. But exactly how often should you take your dog to the vet? Our O’Fallon vets explain...

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal Disease in Dogs

The oral health of a dog has a direct impact on their overall health, but many of our canine companions do not receive the dental care they require to avoid oral health problems like periodontal disease. Our O’Fallon veterinarians explain how to treat and prevent periodontal disease in dogs.

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Dog Teeth Cleaning: Why It's Important

Dog Teeth Cleaning: Why It's Important

Tooth decay and gum disease are as common and painful in dogs as they are in humans. As a result, caring for your dog's teeth is an essential part of caring for your pup's overall health. Our O’Fallon veterinarians explain how to clean a dog's mouth and keep your pup's teeth in good shape.

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Do Dental Chews Really Work for Dogs

Do Dental Chews Really Work for Dogs

There are numerous dog dental treats and chews available, but do they actually work? Our O’Fallon vets explain how to determine whether a dog dental chew is worth purchasing, what factors to consider, and what safety precautions every dog owner should take.

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TPLO Surgery in Dogs

TPLO Surgery in Dogs

A dog's cranial cruciate ligament (also known as the CCL or cruciate) functions similarly to a human's ACL and aids in proper knee function. If your dog has a cruciate ligament injury, your O’Fallon vet may recommend TPLO surgery to stabilize the knee and allow pain-free movement.

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Kitten Care for New Cat Owners

Kitten Care for New Cat Owners

There is a lot of work and preparation needed to properly care for a kitten - especially one which has been separated from their mother. In today's post, our O’Fallon vets explain how to take care of a newborn kitten without a mother, what can go wrong, and when it's time to take them to the vet.

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All About Cat & Dog Checkups

All About Cat & Dog Checkups

Routine wellness exams - or checkups - can help to provide your dog or cat with their very best chance at a long and healthy life, but what does the vet do during a routine pet checkup? Our O’Fallon vets explain what happens when you bring your pet in for a checkup at Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital.

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6 Veterinarian Tips to Help You Care For Your Dog

6 Veterinarian Tips to Help You Care For Your Dog

It goes without saying that caring for your pet's health is a priority for dog owners. A healthy mix of love, attention and these 6 tips from our O’Fallon vets is a great way to get started on helping your dog live a long and healthy life.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in serious health complications and even death for pets.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread serious diseases to people and pets. Here, we explain how to keep your pets and family safe from ticks.  

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