Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic - Articles

APPOINTMENTS!  APPOINTMENTS! We have listened to feedback from our clients, many of whom have been requesting that we add the capability to schedule appointments for their pets. We have decided to begin the process of scheduling appointments and…
Low Cost Cat Neuter Program Beginning in March 2017, we are offering a low cost neuter program for male cats.  These surgeries will be performed on most Fridays, depending upon doctor availability.  We will schedule the surgeries ahead of time. …
Expanded Hours August 1st, 2015   We are excited to announce that we are now able to offer walk in appointments all day on Fridays beginning August 6th.  We have heard your need and feel that these additional hours will allow us to better care for…
American Association of Feline Practitioners Everyday, ongoing research discovers new things that lead to changes in the way that we do things.  One of the newest developments in veterinary medicine is the new American Association…
March 3rd, 2015 Dear Cat Owners, I've had several cats these last few weeks come in with the history of only being sick a few days yet, these cats were in serious trouble.  Unfortunately, they were so sick that we could not save them. Felines are an…
Definition:  Abnormal, often destructive behavior, that is present  when your dog does not like to be apart from you. The actual separation distance can vary, ranging from you leaving the house to just being left in another room.  It is sad…
The Seven types of Dog Barks: Meaning and Management There are seven basic types of barks that our dogs exhibit, with each having a different meaning and manner is which to manage or correct the behavior.   1)  Alarm/ Alert Barking
Introduction to Class IV Laser Therapy December 2014 Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic is excited to announce the purchase of a Companion Animal class IV laser therapy unit.  We purchased this new treatment  unit, which will be incorporated into…
2104 Annual Christmas Donation Drive Benefiting Shelter Animals   Items of need include: **Laundry Detergent **Dry and Canned Kitten and Puppy Food (Friskies, Fancy Feast, Science Diet)                                **Dry and Canned Adult Cat and…
Bravecto: Oral Flea and Tick Control Introducing Bravecto! We are excited to announce the arrival of a new product for prevention and control of fleas and ticks:  Bravecto!  Developed by the Merck Co. this novel…
How I became Intersted in Canine Behavior Training A Story by Dr. Greg Roadruck When I first started at Orrville Veterinary Clinic,  there were five Veterinarians. At that time, only one veterinarian split their time evenly between small and large…
2014 Blue Tip Parade Tuesday June 17th, 2014 Wadsworth Ohio Beginning at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, June 17th; Wadsworth, Ohio will commence the 39th Annual Blue Tip Festival with its Blue Tip Festival Parade.  Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic is once…
Using our Online Store By Jeffrey R. Fink D.V.M. June 3rd, 2014 Today is the day that we launch our new online store.  We are excited that we can expand the number…
New Online Store June 3rd, 2014 We are so excited to announce the launch of our new online store.  We are making a switch to a different supplier and format in order to make it…
Intestinal Parasite Test At Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic, we recognize the tremendous value in preventive medicine and preventive care.  This is the basis of all medicine, in that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  This…
Contagious Diseases: From Pets to People   At Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic, we to advise you of one potential concern about being in such close contact with our pets: Zoonotic diseases.  Zoonotic diseases are those that are contagious from…
What Age Is Best for Puppy Socialization? 3 to 12 weeks:  Puppies are the most accepting of new experiences during this time period. 12 to 18 Weeks:   As Puppies enter this new stage, they become much more cautious of anything that they have yet to…
Cat Food Recall of Lots Sold in Ohio Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic is passionate about you and your pets.  As a result, we try to update you as much as possible about potential problems that may exist.  There have been multiple food recalls in…
Caring for Pets During Cold Weather In Akron, Barberton, Norton and the surrounding regions of Ohio, the weather can turn brutally cold.  This extreme cold presents additional risks to our pets, especially those that are outdoor pets.  Below are…
Preventing Pet Overpopulation By Tara Monahan For Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic Do you plan to add a furry friend to your family?  Did you just bring a new pet into your life?   Did you know that one of the most important health decisions you…
  Article submitted by Tara Monahan Written for Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic In our area of Ohio (Akron, Barberton, Norton, Wadsworth, and the surrounding areas of Summit and Stark counties), insects can be both a nuisance and a problem. …
Christmas Animal Shelter Donation It is that time of year again.  We encourage all pet owners to take a little bit of time to remember the pets in shelters and those without homes during this holiday season of giving. We are taking donations of…
The cat flea is a leading cause of itching and scratching in dogs and cats that we evaluate at  Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic.  All fleas survive by jumping onto an animal, biting their skin, and feeding on the blood. As a result you, will…
The Flea Life Cycle In Akron, Barberton, Norton, Medina, Rittman and the areas surrounding the Akron Bareberton Veterinary Clinic; the most common flea problem  is Cetenocephalides Felis (A.K.A. the cat flea).   Theis cat flea is responsible for…
We are very excited to be a featured boothe during the 2013 Wayne County Farm Tour held at our Orrville Veterinary Clinic, located at 1665 N. Main St. in Orrville, Ohio.  The Wayne County Farm Tour is sponsored by the farm bureau and features our…
Litter Box Management   The litter box is essentially the bathroom or toilet for your cat.  That phrase may sound basic, but if you really think about it, do you manage your cat's litter box like you manage your own bathroom?  Below…
Myth Busters:  Spaying and Neutering Your Pet   Myths Answered About Spaying and Neutering Your Pet   Myth #1:  It is better for my female dog to have a litter before I spay her This is an absolutely not true. All the medical…
Pet Safety during Hunting Season As that calendar turns to October, we enter into a time of year that can be a very dangerous time for pets:  Ohio hunting season.  There are many hunters and hunting areas in an around Akron, Barberton, Norton, …
Mystery Dog Illness in Ohio Many people have called with concerns about the "mystery dog illness" that has been reported in the state of Ohio. Please read the following information to better understand the state of the investigation at this present…
WHAT IS AN INTESTINAL PARASITE (FECAL) TEST?  A fecal examination is the microscopic evaluation of feces. The test is indicated for pets with diarrhea, straining, lack of appetite or vomiting. Annual fecal examinations are recommended on all animals…
On Nov. 3, 2009, voters in Ohio will have the opportunity to pass an amendment to Ohio's Constitution (State Issue 2) that will create a 13-member Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board made up of people from Ohio who are experts in animal care and…
OVERVIEW Pregnancy is the period of gestation when the young are developing in the mother’s uterus. Normal gestation in cats is 58 to 68 days (the average is 63 days). The litter size in cats varies from one kitten to more than 10.…
WORMS Most people are aware that their pets have worms, but just what are these worms, where do they get them and how do you get rid of them? When pet owners talk about worms, they are really talking about all gastrointestinal parasites. And there…
OVERVIEW Obesity is defined as the excessive accumulation of body fat. Between 25 and 40 percent of dogs are considered obese or are likely to become obese. It is the most common nutrition-related health condition in dogs in our…
BE PREPARED Giving birth can be a frightening, confusing and painful experience for both the dog and the owner. Knowing and understanding normal labor and delivery, as well as proper pregnancy care, can help make the process go more…
A GUIDE TO GROOMING Although it's often overlooked, grooming is an important part of your dog’s health program. Routine brushing and combing removes dead hair and dirt and prevents matting. Because it stimulates the blood supply to…
WHAT SHOULD YOU FEED? Your dog knows that what’s on your plate is infinitely better than what he’s eating at the moment – and you may be tempted to prove it by giving him some. Before you do, remember that good nutrition and a…
DAILY EXERCISE RECOMMENDED Exercise is as important for your dog as it is for you. Young dogs and healthy adults alike need lots of it, and even senior pets need a regular daily workout to maintain their health. The type of exercise…