Recent Blog Posts

  • DCM Cases & Dog Food Brands
    by Mass Ave Animal Clinic on July 11, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    You may have seen this chart floating around on social media about grain-free and boutique diets. Yes, it is concerning, but there’s a lot more to diets and canine DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy) than just this singular chart.  What is Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy?  Dilated […]

  • Know Your Parasites
    by Mass Ave Animal Clinic on June 10, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Parasites may be small, but these creatures can cause life-threatening illnesses and wreak havoc on your pet’s health. The most common pet parasites include fleas, ticks, ear mites, heartworms, intestinal worms (like roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms), and […]

  • What to Do When Your Pet is Choking
    by Fountain Square Animal Clinic on June 6, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    We’ve all been worried from time to time when our pet coughs, listening closely and wondering, “is she choking or just coughing?” Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference at first. Asthma, respiratory infection, allergies, and constricting collars are a few reasons why […]

  • Healthy Pet Diets – It’s what’s for dinner!
    by Mass Ave Animal Clinic on May 13, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    As a pet owner, finding the right diet for your furry friends can be difficult! There are a lot of articles online with conflicting information and unreliable sources. While federal and state regulations require animal food to be safe to eat, an FDA pre-market review isn’t mandatory […]

  • Leptospirosis
    by Fall Creek Place Animal Clinic on May 10, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that is caused by multiple strains of bacteria called leptospira. It can cause kidney and liver damage that can be fatal in some animals if not treated immediately. Dogs contract the leptospira bacteria by coming into contact with […]

  • The Ins and Outs of Doodle Grooming
    by Furr Pet Spa and Wellness on April 29, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Bernedoodles, Aussiedoodles – oh my! The list of quirky names for these dogs goes on and on. Simply put, a Doodle is a cross between a Poodle and another dog breed. Doodles vary in size, shape, color, and coat texture, all depending on their mix. Because Doodles […]

  • Microchips Made Simple
    by Fall Creek Place Animal Clinic on April 19, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Why Microchip? Your pet is more likely to find its way back to you with a registered microchip. When your pet is found, vet clinics and shelters can scan the animal for an ID number and report the pet as lost. The microchip company will contact you […]

  • Lost Pets
    by Fountain Square Animal Clinic on April 19, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    What to do if Your Pet is Lost When your dog or cat wanders away from home, it can be a very traumatic experience for both of you! Follow the tips below to help find your pet. Search your neighborhood Walk or drive slowly through your neighborhood, […]

  • 7 Alternatives to Declawing
    by Mass Ave Animal Clinic on April 9, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Declawing cats has been a controversial topic for quite some time. More recently, a large push to end this practice has been brought forward by many veterinary organizations, including the American Association of Feline Practitioners. We have decided to side with these organizations by no longer […]

  • Acupuncture 101
    by Fall Creek Place Animal Clinic on April 3, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Since welcoming Dr. Shaw to our team in late 2018, City Way Animal Clinics has been excited to implement new Integrative Health Services to provide a more balanced approach to your pet’s care by joining conventional and alternative medicine practices. Acupuncture has the potential to provide […]

  • Pet-Safe Holiday Décor
    by Fall Creek Place Animal Clinic on December 10, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    The Holidays are here and it’s time to deck the halls with snazzy new décor! We all know the usual festive foods and decorations to avoid – mistletoe, ribbons, tinsel, and chocolate, to name a few – but there are less obvious risks that can seriously harm your […]

  • Facts About Dog Flu
    by Dr. Jessica Squires on October 18, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Canine influenza, or “dog flu,” is making headlines again. This respiratory disease is caused by a highly contagious influenza virus and warrants taking precautions with your pet. Since 2015, 51 cases have been reported in the state of Indiana. Surrounding states, like Illinois, are […]

  • Giardia
    by Rachael Thompson, RVT on September 13, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    What is Giardia? Giardia is a microscopic protozoan that lives in the intestinal tract of many animals worldwide. Unlike other common parasites, it is not considered a worm. Rather, it is a single-celled organism that can cause gastrointestinal upset (i.e. diarrhea and vomiting) in some animals. How […]

  • 39 Questions with Dr. Squires
    by Mass Ave Animal Clinic on August 28, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Get to know the newest doctor at our Mass Ave and Fountain Square locations, Dr. Jessica Squires! Dr. Squires recently joined our crew in May after graduating from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Squires has a special […]

  • Your First Visit to Furr
    by Furr Pet Spa and Wellness on August 14, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Visiting the groomer with your pet can be a little intimidating the first time. We’ve outlined the process from calling to make an appointment to your first visit and everything in between! Schedule an Appointment What kind of dog/cat do you have? Please be ready to describe your pet’s […]

  • Our Furry Family
    by Fountain Square Animal Clinic on April 11, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Our team members truly love and care for animals, not only at work, but also at home. In honor of National Pet Day, we’re sharing our team’s pets and their stories. Dr. VanDeLeest, Veterinarian Annie is my 4 legged red dog that was found as a stray […]

  • Meet Our FURR Babies
    by Furr Pet Spa and Wellness on April 11, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Our team members truly love and care for animals, not only at work, but also at home! In honor of National Pet Day, we’re sharing our team’s pets and their stories.   Andi Merrill, Lead Customer Service Representative I got Luna as a Valentine’s Day gift when I was way too […]

  • Homemade Healthy Pet Treats for Valentine’s Day
    by Dr. Nicole VanDeLeest on February 12, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    With Valentine’s Day right around the corner you might be thinking about what to give to that special, furry someone in your life. Your pet is always there for you no matter what and doesn’t judge you when you spend the weekend binge watching the newest TV […]

  • Our Patient Care Advocate is Here For You
    by Fountain Square Animal Clinic on January 30, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Meet our Patient Care Advocate, Nicki Grider! This past year our clinics implemented this new position to be an extension of your visit here with your pet. With over 15 years of veterinary field experience, Nicki is a wealth of knowledge and a great fit for the […]

  • National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
    by Dr. Nicole VanDeLeest on January 22, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    January 22 is National “Answer Your Cat’s Question Day” and in honor of answering your cat’s questions, we have outlined some clues of what your cat might be trying to tell you. They typically do this through their daily actions or more specifically, any changes to their […]

  • Traveling Overseas with Your Pet? We’re Here to Help!
    by Patient Care Advocate, Nicki Grider on January 17, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Are you planning to travel or move with your pet to another country (or Hawaii or Guam)?  This process can seem very overwhelming as regulations are specific to each country worldwide when bringing a pet across their border. Let us help you!  Our Patient Care Manager will help […]

  • Tips for Healthy, Happy Cats
    by Dr. Nicole VanDeLeest on November 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Keeping your cat healthy and happy is very important to many pet parents. There are several steps you can take to be sure your cat is living its best life, such as making several sleeping spaces available, rotating toys & entertainment, having fresh water out and available, […]

  • Seizures
    by Dr. Ryan Klobusnik on October 9, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    What is a seizure and what causes them to occur? Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. A seizure is considered to be a clinical sign/symptom of an underlying disease process. Seizures by themselves are not a disease. The most common cause of seizures […]

  • Declawing Our Feline Friends
    by Dr. Nicole VanDeLeest on August 28, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Declawing cats has been around for many years. This has routinely been a procedure performed on kittens to prevent unwanted scratching to both people and household property. It is a surgical procedure that has been taught to veterinary students for many years with the assumption that we […]

  • Maintaining Your Dog’s Coat Between Grooms
    by Furr Pet Spa and Wellness on August 7, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    We’ve all seen it… unwanted dog hair stuck to your favorite black pants, on your furniture, in the car – the dog hair seems to be everywhere! Not only does brushing your dog’s coat cut down on the amount of hair you have to deal with around your home, regular brushing helps […]

  • Table Scraps – Treat or Trouble?
    by Dr. Emma Ryan on July 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    It’s prime time for barbecues and parties! While your friends may want to include your dog in the festivities, some table scraps can be dangerous. Here are ten types of table scraps to avoid when giving treats to your dog. Onions, Garlic, Grapes, Raisins While most of […]

  • Foreign Body Obstructions: When Your Pet Eats Something They Shouldn’t
    by Dr. Ryan Klobusnik on July 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Sometimes our pets eat objects, table scraps, or food that they are not supposed to. When an animal eats its normal sized and appropriate food, it first goes to the stomach and then is further digested along the intestines. A foreign body obstruction can occur when an animal eats […]

  • Pet Insurance – To Get or Not to Get: That is the Question
    by Dr. Nicole VanDeLeest on July 12, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Frequently enough, owners bring in a new puppy, kitten, or recently adopted animal and ask, “Should I get pet insurance?” This is a great question to be addressed early on as this might bring up diseases and illnesses predisposed to that specific breed, or discuss what to […]

  • Why Your Pet Needs a Heartworm Test Every Year
    by Dr. Nicole VanDeLeest on May 11, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    If you have been to any of our clinics with your dog for its yearly examination and vaccine visit, we have undoubtedly asked if your pet is on heartworm prevention every month, year-round. If you answer “yes” we’re thankful that you are diligent pet parents, but then […]

  • The Best Winter Grooming Treatments at Furr
    by Furr Pet Spa and Wellness on November 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Is your pet extra dry or itchy? Are you finding that no amount of brushing is helping your pet’s mated coat stay mat-free? Would you like some help? If so, we’ve got your back.  We all know that the swing from Fall to Winter is hard on everyone. Between allergies and dry skin, it […]

  • Customer Spotlight: Meet Glenna and José
    by Furr Pet Spa and Wellness on November 21, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    We are super excited to introduce you to one of our top clients, Glenna Nall and her bright-eyed fur baby, José – an adorable 1.5-year-old Havanese. Glenna, her husband Alex, and José live in the Chatham Arch neighborhood and are frequent visitors to Furr. Glenna is a […]

  • Customer Spotlight: Meet Dan and Maverick
    by Furr Pet Spa and Wellness on November 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    We are happy to introduce 8-year-old Maverick and his doggie dad, Dan Dark – longtime clients of both Furr Pet Spa and Mass Ave Animal Clinic! The two call downtown Indy home and live in the cool, close-knit neighborhood of Cottage Home. As you can see in the photos, […]

  • Why You Should Schedule Your Pet’s Holiday Groom Now
    by Furr Pet Spa and Wellness on September 13, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Hello world! […]

  • Customer Spotlight: Meet Tonya and Bella
    by Furr Pet Spa and Wellness on September 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    We are excited to begin featuring Furr customers on our blog bi-weekly! In these posts you’ll get to know our clients and their fur babies, find out what Furr services they love, and get recommendations for their […]

  • When it comes to Grooming, it is easy to get confused with the basics. Why, When, and How
    by Furr Pet Spa and Wellness on June 22, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    WHY? If you have a long haired dog, the why is obvious. Dogs fur tends to mat, can drag on the floor and pick up debris, and can cause skin irritations such as hotspots if it gets matted, wet, and sticks to the skin. Some of the furrier guys even stop being able to see when their face hair covers […]