Our veterinarians are David Friddle, Lisa Frederick, and Haley Burke We are a small animal hospital in Hoover, AL. We treat cats, dogs, birds, small mammals, and some reptiles.
We also offer boarding and bath/spa days (no grooming). Please call ahead for appointments. We do accept Care Credit.
Operating as usual
If you suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous, call us immediately.
It's the month for chocolate, but despite being a tasty treat for people, ingesting even the smallest amount can be extremely hazardous to your dogs’ health. https://www.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/4-types-chocolate-and-how-they-impact-dogs
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and just like dogs and cats, did you know that exotic pets need dental care, too? http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/a-guide-to-dental-care-for-exotic-pets
Whether because of a bad personal experience, or lack of information, many pet owners are scared of having their pets put under anesthesia. Fortunately, veterinary anesthesia has become very safe thanks to better protocols, safer drugs and sophisticated monitoring. https://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-surgery-a-z/how-safe-anesthesia-your-pet
This day combines two of the most happy-making things we have in this life: dogs and exercise. So grab your walking shoes, a leash, and some treats for the road, and take your favorite pooch for a stroll to celebrate National Walking the Dog Day!
Enjoy! And take a look back through the history of presidential pets, from George Washington to the Biden era: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/reviews/g744/presential-dogs/?slide=6
And pets fit the bill. Happy Valentine's Day!
Check out these cat health tips divided into seven important categories: https://www.hillspet.com/cat-care/routine-care/everyday-cat-health-tips
We all know that we love our pets everyday, but today it's mandated! Tell us what you do to "love-on" your pet!
Happy Valentine's Day!
We are hoping to find this sweet pup's family! We are in contact with the foster, if you have any information, please give us a call!!
Enjoy and stay safe!
If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, call us to schedule an appointment.
The scary scenario of dogs eating chocolate gets a lot of press, but did you know that gum can be just as poisonous to dogs? Here's what to do immediately after you detect that your dog has eaten gum: https://gallant.com/blog/first-2-hours-my-dog-ate-gum/
Hang in there!!
All domestic rabbits are susceptible to infection. For updates check out:
We offer the vaccines at our office, give us a call at 205-823-6002 to schedule!
Just a reminder to give your pet his or her parasite preventative!
What would your cat put on their candy heart?
Can dogs eat cheese? Yes, but it depends on the dog: https://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/can-dogs-eat-cheese-yes-depends-your-dog/122585
Can cats eat cheese? Same answer: https://www.hillspet.com/cat-care/nutrition-feeding/can-cats-eat-cheese
It probably comes as no surprise that sugar is not the best food for your pet to be eating, as many of the negative impacts of sugar on humans—from weight gain to dental problems—also apply to our pets. It's another reason to keep treats to a minimum and human food out of their reach. https://www.thesprucepets.com/can-dogs-eat-sugar-4847013
The magical season has come and gone again, leaving many of us feeling down and a little depressed - and your pet may be feeling that way too. What to do? https://lvpetscene.com/beating-the-post-holiday-blues/
Between Pandemic Pounds and the Holidays, everyone's waistline has been tested. But even a small amount of extra weight can be unhealthy for your pet. Here are 7 Surprising Ways To Help Your Pet Lose Weight (And Why It's Important): https://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-checkups-preventive-care/7-surprising-ways-help-your-pet-lose-weight-and-why-its
As of the first of the year we have increased a few of our prices. Hopefully the increases are so small you won't notice them, but we wanted you to know all the same!
Please check the roads before driving this morning! And please make sure any outdoor pets have warm shelter in this cold weather.
We will be closing early today and will be closed tomorrow. Wishing you health and happiness in the new year - for ALL your family members! Enjoy and stay safe.
We’re in the final stretch of that terrible trifecta of weight gain: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. The 39 days in between these holidays offer a multitude of meals for your family to gorge upon. The trouble is that we also share these food celebrations with our pets, resulting in the accumulation of unwanted pounds for all of us. http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/how-to-ward-off-holiday-weight-gain-in-pets
It’s time to turn up the heat on the problems of older pets in cold weather. http://www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-becker/older-pets-dont-have-to-suffer-in-winter
Rain can present real health and safety problems for dogs. Here are four dangers to look out for: https://www.petmd.com/dog/seasonal/rainy-day-dangers-dogs
Boxes are the ultimate feline experience! Why DO cats like boxes so much? https://www.purina.co.uk/cats/behaviour-and-training/understanding-cat-behaviour/why-do-cats-like-boxes
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