Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
|Sugar listening to Dr Dannis' lecture|
|Sugar says "That didn't hurt a bit."|
My name is Sugar, I am a healthy 3 year old American Bulldog. My mom works at KAH as a CSR. I overheard her talking about acupuncture & had to see what this was for myself. So, when I heard KAH was looking for a demo dog for an acupuncture lecture, I was first to volunteer.
I attended the acupuncture lecture that Dr. Dannis, a veterinarian, hosted last Friday with all of my friends from KAH. We learned all about acupuncture & how it works. Basically, acupuncture is a form of triggering the nerve fibers to fire from minimal stimulus so that they don’t fire due to other causes ( can you tell I took notes ;)) It also promotes healing by encouraging the growth of the new blood vessels into areas of the chronic inflammation. This stimulation can also release opiods within your body for pain.
|Dr Dannis inserting the needles into Sugar's back|
What a great experience! I’m sure
this will benefit other pets that need additional therapy for their treatments
of arthritis, pain, and other health issues.
Great job KAH for adding a service to go above & beyond for pets as
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
|Tiffanie showcasing out dental care products|
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Just like you or I benefit from having our teeth professionally cleaned every 6 months so do our pets. Just like our dentist we are able to scale plaque and tartar that accumulates under the gum line that is difficult to eliminate with routine home care.
As veterinary professionals we hold stock in products that have the VOHC seal of approval. VOHC stands for Veterinary Oral Health Council and includes 9 veterinary dentists and dental scientists that have established pre-set standards for products that reduce plaque and tartar with continued use.
Some of the products that are included on this list that we strongly recommend to our patients are Science Diet t/d prescription food for both cats and dogs, Tartar Shield soft rawhide chews for dogs, and greenies for cats and dogs and Virbac CET veggie dents for dogs. You can access information about other products with the VOHC seal of approval at www.vohc.org.