1. What You Need When You First Get a Puppy

    Getting a puppy is one of the best decisions that you’ll make, trust us, we know. If you’ve recently decided to add a puppy to the family, there are a few things that you can count on needing in order for them to truly be at home. Our team has wrangled up a few of the items that you should have …Read More

  2. Reasons to Take Your Dog to the Vet, Part 1

    Hello, and welcome to the All Creatures Veterinary Care Center blog! We’ll be using this space to provide you with information about our veterinarian services, as well as pet health tips, and animal care advice. We love all creatures, great and small, which is why we care for almost all of them at…Read More

  3. First-Year Puppy Vaccinations

    So you’re getting a new puppy, and you can’t imagine anything better than looking at the adorable, fluffy face each and every day. You’re eager to come home to long walks around the park, fetch, and some late night cuddles on the bed. Well, we will be the first to tell you that this new additi…Read More

  4. The Importance of Exotic Pet Preventative Care

    Regular medical care for your exotic animal family member is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. In fact, visits to your exotic animal veterinarian are often even more valuable, as exotic animals are adept at hiding signs of illness. Many health issues are a result of improper or marginal…Read More

  5. Tortoise Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    Numerous tortoise species exist in the world, with Russian Tortoises, Redfoot Tortoises, and Leopard Tortoises being some of the most commonly kept as pets. Adult size varies with species, and many can live 20-50+ years. Any potential new tortoise owners should research their species of interest ext…Read More

  6. Rabbit Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    Housing: Cage: 2×3 feet footprint for small breeds and 3×4 feet for large breeds. Solid cage bottom of plexi-glass, hard plastic, or stainless steel. If the cage has a wire mesh bottom, cover half with a solid surface otherwise the rabbit may get pressure sores on the feet. Line the bottom with ne…Read More

  7. Leopard and Fat-tailed Gecko Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    Over a thousand species of geckos exist in the world. The most commonly found in captivity include leopard, African fat-tailed geckos, and New Caledonian crested geckos. Lifespan in captivity is approximately 7-10 years, and adult size of the most popular species is generally up to 6 inches (measure…Read More

  8. Hedgehog Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    Housing: Cage: 2 x 3 feet footprint minimum. We recommend a plastic bottom cage with narrow wire sides or a 20-30+ gallon aquarium. A hiding place should also be provided (large diameter PVC pipe, wooden/cardboard boxes, or commercially available hiding huts). Use a newspaper and/or paper based bedd…Read More

  9. Guinea Pig Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    Housing Recommendations: Cage: 2×3 feet footprint for each guinea pig minimum. Solid cage bottom of Plexi-glass, hard plastic, or stainless steel. Wire mesh bottoms should NEVER be used. Cages can be purchased online or in pet stores. Nice cages can be seen at www.guineapigcages.com. Substrate: Bed…Read More

  10. Ferret Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    Housing Recommendations: Cages: 2×4 feet footprint minimum. Additional space needed with multiple ferrets. Cages with several levels are ideal to provide more surface area to climb and play. Litterbox: Provided a special “corner box” in one corner of the cage & secure the box in the corner …Read More

  11. Colubrid Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    This family includes two thirds of current snake species. Lifespan and adult sizes vary greatly with species, and many can get quite large and live a long time, so be sure to research your prospective pet well. Housing: Colubrids should generally be housed singly throughout their lives. Cage: cage s…Read More

  12. Chinchilla Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    Housing Recommendations Cages: 2x4ft footprint minimum. Wire mesh cages may be used, but we recommend a solid floor to prevent foot pad injuries. For exercise one should supply branches or climbing areas. Arrange in a way to prevent contamination of food and water bowls with feces. Avoid the use of …Read More

  13. Chameleon Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    Native to rainforest and some desert environments, chameleons are becoming increasingly popular as pets in the United States. Their management is highly specialized, and they are considered to be extremely fragile and notoriously difficult to keep in captivity. Appropriate husbandry and diet are key…Read More

  14. Boa and Python Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    There are over 50 species of pythons and boas currently recognized in the world, with a variety of interesting color mutations now available within the pet trade. Lifespan and adult sizes vary greatly with species, and many can get quite large and live a long time, so be sure to research your prospe…Read More

  15. Bearded Dragon Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    Bearded dragons are native to Australia. Lifespan in captivity is approximately 10 years, with adult size around 12 to 14 inches. They can make good pets if kept properly in captivity. Housing: Cage: A 10-20 gallon enclosure is adequate for a single juvenile dragon. A single adult dragon requires a …Read More

  16. Aquatic Turtle Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

    Hundreds of species of aquatic turtles exist in the world, with rred-earedsliders being one of the most commonly kept pet turtles. Adult size varies with species, and any potential new turtle owners should research their species of interest extensively, as some grow to over a foot in diameter and ma…Read More

  17. Easter Lilies, Daffodils, and Azaleas…Oh My!

    With the spring and Easter holiday here, dog and cat owners should be aware that many household and landscape plants pose a severe health hazard to their pets. The toxin in Easter lilies (Lilium longiflorum), is so potent that just one ingested leaf or flower poses a risk of kidney failure and ultim…Read More

  18. Summertime Pet Tips!!

    In summertime, the living isn’t always easy for our animal friends. Dogs and cats can suffer from the same problems that humans do, such as overheating, dehydration and even sunburn. By taking some simple precautions, you can celebrate the season and keep your pets happy and healthy. Tips from The…Read More

  19. Dog Playing in Park

    Dog Park Fun

    While your dog may be wonderful at home with you and your family and even other home pets, this is certainly no guarantee that your pet will be a good fit for the dog park.  Many dogs do not mean to be aggressive, but become fearful of other dogs and can display aggression as a result.  The first …Read More

  20. Let’s Talk About Ticks

    Have you been spotting ticks on your pet this summer? Well you are not alone. It seems like each year ticks seem more numerous, and our regions’ damp, dense woods make the area a perfect breeding ground for these external pests. Ticks are skin parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts. The l…Read More