Dr. April Ward Bio
May 16, 2020
A high school teacher dampened Dr. Ward's dream of being a veterinarian... Finally, she decided to follow her dream, and after several years of hard work, she graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
I “Heart” Worms?
Apr 28, 2020
April also is Heartworm Awareness Month, and every pet parent needs to hear about heartworms and be familiar with the reasons to prevent their invasion into their baby's bodies.
Love The Animals
Apr 09, 2020
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and in this time of added stress and anxiety over our own lives and the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, this topic offers us an opportunity to look beyond ourselves to those creatures who are at our mercy all the time.
Don’t, Spot, Don’t (Eat That)!
Mar 30, 2020
Taste definitely relies on the tongue and taste buds, so it surprises us when our pets eat things like fertilizer or pennies or potpourri. Luckily that stuff isn't toxic (except to our imaginations), but there are so many things that are poisonous to our furry babies that we need to educate ourselves about...
The Prescription for Sweet Kisses
Feb 06, 2020
February is not just for Valentine's Day. It's also a month set aside by the veterinary profession to exalt the benefits of dental health for our pets.
Dog Breeding Checklist
Jul 30, 2019
You’re quite certain that your dog is the most perfect creature to ever walk the earth, and you’d love to have another one just like them. You decide that the logical next step is to find them a partner and plan for puppies. But before you jump in with all paws, consider the magnitude of your decision.
Nov 05, 2017
Many options exist for dogs with mobility issues.
The more the merrier? Adding a pet to your pet family
Mar 03, 2015
I always wanted my pets to play together, but until recently my pets' personalities just didn't jive. My dogs were always rude to my cats, and my cats were usually unappreciative of my dogs.
Getting in touch with your pets
Sep 16, 2014
Pets don't always like to be examined, so it's a good idea to get them used to having their ears and paws touched and their mouths checked out. It will give you a baseline to refer to when something is amiss.