Archive for July 2017

WVC Calendars!

Thank-You to everyone who entered our Calendar Photo Contest.

The Calendars are now in stock at the clinic, grab yours for FREE next time you’re in.

Don’t forget to watch for next years contest!


Preventing Dental Disease in Your Pet

They always say it’s better and easier to prevent rather than treat disease. Practicing preventative methods is always best and easiest to incorporate when your pet is at a young age. These preventative methods include daily brushing of teeth, feeding specially formulated dental diets such as Royal Canin Dental Diet or Hill’s T/D, and feeding them specially designed treats such as Medi-Chews. Brushing your pets teeth is the most effective method of removing plaque. Feeding a dental diet will only remove some of the plaque and does not do as good of a job as brushing.

Once dental disease has progressed you can no longer prevent you have to treat. This usually requires extractions to remove diseased teeth to prevent further damage to other teeth and bone in the mouth. Also a dental cleaning and scaling is required to remove any built up tartar, because once it builds up it cannot be removed via brushing or feeding dental diets.

If you think your pet may have dental disease or you want advice, or have questions about your pets dental health just ask one of your veterinary professionals.

Mare Milk Replacers

For short term use only.


  • 24 ounces of cow’s milk
  • 12 ounces of saturated lime water
  • 4 teaspoons of dextrose



  • 4 ounces of evaporated milk
  • 4 ounces of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of white corn syrup*



  • 8 ounces of 2% cow’s milk
  • 1 teaspoon of white corn syrup*



  • 3.5 quarts of cow’s milk
  • 3.5 quarts of water
  • 10 ounces of wheat flour
  • 10 ounces ground malt
  • 2 ounces of potassium bicarbonate

*Table sugar may cause diarrhea and thus should not be used as a substitute for corn syrup