Pet Safety: Hidden Dangers in Your Yard

Cat and DogNow that spring is here, you may be starting your garden, planting flowers, or seeding your yard for the months ahead. But, when you have pets that use your yard too, you need to be sure you are using these products correctly to avoid making your furry family members sick.

Here’s what to know about pet safety in your own back (or front) yard…

Fertilizers

For the most part, fertilizers are not going to be a health issue for your pets. The problem you will have is keeping your pets from running through your home after rolling around in the freshly-mulched garden. Dogs especially love to roll in fresh fertilizer, making it a challenge to keep both your pet and your home clean and stink free. Continue…

Cold Laser Therapy in Veterinary Medicine

laserdog2Laser therapy may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but cold laser therapy treatment (also known as “laser therapy”) has become an important treatment modality in human and veterinary medicine alike. At Wheaton Animal Hospital, we are excited offer this service to our patients, and are excited to tell our clients what the fuss is all about.

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy refers to the use of a laser unit to direct light energy to selected tissues in little packets called photons. When photons reach the tissues in the affected area, they are able to bring about beneficial changes at the cellular level. Continue…