"Grain Free or Not Grain Free: That Is the Question!"

Posted on August 10, 2018

    There is a great deal of buzz about "grain-free" diets for dogs right now. Is it hype, or solid science. Dr. Jerry Risser looks at the question in this post.

    The Move Is On!

    Posted on February 18, 2016

      The Move Is On! After several fits and starts, lots of ups and downs, and some hints dropped along the way, we have big news to unveil: WE ARE MOVING! When Fall Creek Veterinary Medical Center opened 8 ˝ years ago, our current facility was bright,...

      Dental Health for Your Pet

      Posted on February 18, 2016

        At Fall Creek VMC we commonly get asked questions about what pet owners can do to clean their pets’ teeth at home. Before this question can be addressed, it is important to know that by taking prophylactic measures at home to clean teeth, and by doing...

        Summer's End Updates

        Posted on February 18, 2016

          Yesterday I removed a rose branch that was trapped between the upper premolars in an otherwise cheerful (if now foul-breathed) young dog...one of the easier thing to resolve in the course of a busy day. I was less interested in the "why" question (why...

          NOW is always the best time to help your fat cat shape up!

          Posted on February 18, 2016

            The New Year provides an annual, if somewhat contrived, opportunity to "fix ourselves.” For many of us, that may mean tackling weight-loss efforts from the unwanted baggage of too much holiday cheer (and for many, the "holiday” baggage began loading itself...

            A fat cat is not like a fat dog

            Posted on February 18, 2016

              Traditionally, we have treated a fat cat like a small dog when it comes to nutrition. This is to say, we often have fed low-fat, high-fiber foods to both species to try to decrease caloric intake while still allowing them to get the sense of a full tummy...

              Healthy fat cat weight loss to prevent diabetes

              Posted on February 18, 2016

                As a result, a new approach to weight management in cats, that de-emphasizes high-fiber (and, therefore, high-carbohydrate) foods in favor of higher protein and fat diets have been developed, both to manage diabetes and as a possible weight-loss diet...

                Merry Christmas

                Posted on December 01, 2011

                  Merry Christmas! We hope you and your pets are all enjoying a wonderful holiday season this year! On behalf of myse;f and the staff, I want to thank you all for a terrific 2011. It has been a privilege to work with so many dedicated pet families and welcoming...

                  Arthritis & Fatty Acid Supplements

                  Posted on April 01, 2010

                    A new article in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association reports that pets taking supplements containing Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oils, get noticeable anti-inflammatory benefits from them. We have used these supplements for...

                    Top 10 Dog Breeds (AKC Registration) in the USA in 2009

                    Posted on April 01, 2010

                      Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Golden Retriever Yorkshire Terrier Beagle Boxer Bulldog Dachshund Poodle Shih tzu Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and Havanese have made the biggest leaps in popularity in the last...