Brush Up On Pet Dental Care

Dental disease is prevalent in pets, affecting the majority of cats and dogs by the time they are 3 years of age. This makes dental health critical to overall wellness for cats and dogs. Our team at Mac Animal Clinic explores the topic further.  Understanding dental disease in pets Without oral hygiene, pets can suffer [...]

Scratching the Surface: Top 3 Reasons Pets Itch

Chronic itching can be frustrating for pets, who are uncomfortable, and their owners, who want their pets to feel better. Constant scratching, licking, or biting usually indicates an underlying issue that requires diagnosis and treatment by our Mac Animal Clinic team. Understanding common itching causes and how you can help when your pet begins to [...]

Itchy Pet Awareness Month

August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month! This month was created to help unite pet owners and veterinarians in managing pets with skin conditions. We want to empower pet owners with the resources to identify signs of concern in their pets, and get the veterinary care they need to provide rapid and lasting itch relief. Did [...]

Will My Pet Get Bored of Eating the Same Food?

Will My Pet Get Bored of Eating the Same Food? Have you ever wondered if your pet will get bored of eating the sample diet? The simple answer is no, your pet will not get bored of eating the same food every day. It’s important to remember that our pets perceive food, and the act [...]

Hot Weather Safety Tips

Many people love spending the long, warm days of summer outside with our canine companions, but being outside without the proper precautions in hot weather can be dangerous for our pets. Here are some of our top tips for keeping your pup cool in the heat: Adjust your walking routine Aim to go for walks [...]

Fear Free® Fireworks

It is common for many pets to be scared of fireworks, and understandably so. These incredibly loud and unexplained bangs are supposed to be something fun for humans, but to our pets they can be frightening! Reasons your might pet might be afraid of fireworks: Fireworks are loud. As humans, we can all appreciate that [...]

The truth about anesthesia free “dentistry”

After years of anesthesia free pet dentals, this dog has lost so much bone structure due to undetected periodontal disease that the probe goes through the space between the two roots of the tooth due to bone loss. This dog ended up needing 16 teeth extracted as they could not be saved. American Veterinary [...]


Pain is the body's natural protective reflex to decrease or prevent tissue damage. However, pain becomes a problem when it is more intense or prolonged than necessary for protection from injury. The excess pain intensity negatively impacts health and quality of life without providing any biological benefit – meaning without being protective. Over the years, veterinary medicine [...]

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