September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

Our knowledge about animal pain has rapidly advanced in the last 10-15 years. Animals experience pain very similarly to people, but their expression of the pain they are experiencing may vary considerably and be very different from a human. In general, we have tended to underestimate the degree to which our pets may be experiencing pain on a daily basis and the negative impact this has on their quality of life. Dr. Cohen has been an active member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management for 11 years. This organization is devoted to the education and training of Veterinarians
Read More

Cancer in Pets

Many of you may be aware of, or participated in, the “Race for the Cure” as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you haven’t participated before in this awesome event, I highly encourage you to think about doing so next year- regardless of your gender. What many people don’t realize is that dogs, cats and other pets such as rats also are prone to suffering from this disease with surprising frequency. For many years, one of the most persuasive reasons that veterinarians would advocate for spaying female dogs was to lower that dog’s lifetime risk of developing this serious
Read More