How Dogs Get Valley Fever Valley Fever is caused by a fungus that lives in the desert soil in the southwestern United States. • Like people, dogs are very susceptible to Valley Fever. Dogs primarily contract Valley Fever in the low desert regions of Arizona, New Mexico and southwestern Texas…Read more
The FDA-approved formula that’s never been duplicated. Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is the only FDA-approved injectable, disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) that inhibits cartilage loss in the dog’s joint, and may help to: Restore joint lubrication Relieve inflammation Renew the building blocks of healthy cartilage *The specific mechanism of action of…Read more
Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in pets. Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums around the base of the teeth, ultimately leading to exposure of the roots. Potential outcomes of this tooth root exposure include gum infections and tooth loss. Contributing Factors One of the…Read more
At Greenway Pet Clinic, we are constantly striving to provide our patients with the best and latest in treatment and care, so we provide laser therapy using a Companion Animal Class IV Therapeutic Laser. Therapeutic Lasers have been proven in clinical studies to help alleviate pain and inflammation, reduce swelling,…Read more
Vet-Stem or regenerative stem cell therapy is a process which uses your own animals’ natural healing cells from fat tissue. These stem cells are capable of turning into or differentiating into a variety of tissue types including tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, and muscle and have been proven to reduce pain…Read more
An aural (ear) hematoma is a collection of blood, serum, or a clotted blood within the pinna (earflap). When present, the pinna will be very thick. The swelling may involve the entire pinna or it may involve only one area. The earflap is composed of a two layers of skin…Read more
The best time to brush a cat’s teeth is in the evening when both you and your pet are relaxed. If your cat growls, bites, scratches, or show any signs of aggression during the procedure, stop immediately and consult your veterinarian for professional advise. Remember cats can be more sensitive…Read more
The knee (stifle) joint of the dog is one of the weakest in the body. Just as athletes (football players, in particular) frequently suffer knee injuries, the dog also has knee injuries. When severe twisting or excessive extension of the joint occurs, the most common injury is a rupture of…Read more
The patella, or kneecap, should be located in the center of the knee joint. The term "luxating" means out of place or dislocated. Therefore, a luxating patella is a kneecap that moves out of its normal location. Contributing Factors The muscles of the thigh attach, directly or indirectly, to the…Read more
Addison’s disease is also known as hypoadrenocorticism. It is a disease that results from the reduction of corticosteroid secretion from the adrenal gland. The adrenal gland is a small gland located near the kidney that secretes several different substances to help regulate normal body function. Some of the most important…Read more
The global spread of COVID-19 is a concern for everyone. I wanted to let you know that Greenway Pet Clinic has also taken some preventative measures to ensure everyone’s safety, clients and employees alike.
We are continuing to do curbside service only, with the exception of end of life appointments. We appreciate peoples understanding about not entering the clinic. It is for everyone’s safety to keep a distance and not be confined in a small space. We also ask that clients wear masks when interacting with the staff. We wear masks continually inside so we can provide care to your pets and not spread the virus between each other.
I ask that if you are sick, stay home and do not bring your pet in. Please find someone else to bring your pet in if he or she needs to be seen. I want to try to accommodate all our patients but won’t be able to do that if my staff and I get sick.
In addition to daily temperature checks upon starting a shift and wearing a mask, any staff member who starts to feel sick will be sent home and asked to go get tested. If they do have the Coronavirus, they will have to stay home a minimum of ten days or 24 hours past resolution of signs if longer than ten days.
I am not sure when this curbside protocol will end. Unfortunately, this pandemic is far from being under control. I am looking forward to the day when the infection rate is under control and we can again have some sense of normalcy.
Please be safe and take care, Carole Treat DVM