10 Reasons to Spay and Neuter Your Pets

10 Reasons to Spay and Neuter Your Pets By Dr. Gloria Dorsey, DVM and VP Medical Services at Atlanta Humane Society When you adopt from the Atlanta Humane Society, your pet has already been spayed or neutered to prevent unwanted litters of puppies or kittens.  Spay and neuter surgeries are standard at the Atlanta Humane [...]

By | January 20th, 2015|Education, Spay Neuter, Tips & Advice, Wellness Hospital|

Pet First Aid

First aid is critical care for humans that you can and should extend to your furry friend.  Sure, it can be intimidating (your pet can’t exactly tell you what’s wrong!) but with a little know-how and necessary supplies on hand, administering first aid to your best friend may be easier than you think. We sat down [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized, Wellness Hospital|

Fulfill Your New Years Resolutions

It's one week into January. You've made your resolutions. But maybe you're already starting to waver. You may be telling yourself, "Resolutions are meant to be broken." Not so! 2014 is your year. Let us help you stay strong! Here are some of the most common New Years Resolutions: 1. Lose weight. And/or get fit. [...]

Pets and Vaccines

Pets and Vaccines Have you ever wondered what vaccines are?  What they aren’t?  How they work?  Why your pet really needs them?  IF your pet really needs them? Truly there is no topic more controversial or confusing among pet owners and animal lovers.  Does any of this sound like you?  “I want my pet vaccinated [...]

By | September 4th, 2013|About Animals, Education, Uncategorized, Wellness Hospital|

Heartworm Prevention

  A colleague and I were volunteering as the emergency vets for the Atlanta Dog Jog held in Piedmont Park by the local veterinary association.  Owners and their dogs were all enjoying beautiful weather and a fun walk/jog/run in the park for charity.  By early afternoon, we had had an uneventful shift at the emergency [...]

By | June 3rd, 2013|Education, Wellness Hospital|

Pollen and Pet Health

  By: Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Ellard, veterinarian at Atlanta Humane Society Just as people can suffer from the pollen, so can our pets.  Can you imagine the effect it has on a dog or cat who is down at ground level, walking bare footed in it and sticking their nose in everything?  Like people, pets can [...]

By | April 26th, 2013|About Animals, Education, Tips & Advice, Wellness Hospital|

Microchipping 101

Last month the Huffington Post (link to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/23/pet-microchip-family-reunited-dog_n_1446209.html) reported a story about a family who was reunited with their lost dog, “Princess,” who had escaped from their California home over six years ago – thanks to a good Samaritan and a microchip. Every year millions of pets are lost and according to statistics only 15-20% of [...]