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The Jan Handler

our secret component.

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As seen here, we have a secret component to Animal House Calls. We call it The Jan Handler.  With this tool, we relax and treat most kitties or pups and give them a pretty fear free experience. The Jan Handler is our own secret formula and helps a new patient understand the imperial forces of ...
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jan loves checking dental issues, especially in maltese

jan or Jan

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Jan, the pretty nurse with the brown hair is checking the maltese. Jan with the white hair. I believe since their names are so similar, our nurse, Jan really has taken a liking to this little maltese. The toy and mini breeds have early onset of dental issues and need intervention while still ...
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Are cats aloof?

I look aloof, but I like your food!

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A new study at the University of California Davis suggests that there may be a link between feline behavior and certain coat colors. Lead researchers looked at data from 1,274 anonymous cat caretakers who answered an online survey about their cats’ behavior.We can not always make conclusions on ...
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Blood hounds, like Beau are faithful companions

The Nose, a much more important dog attribute

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This is a solid afternoon's work for Beau, a bloodhound we see as a patient.Blood hounds are great pets, and this dog and his sister are owned by a police officer. These canine sleuths are famous for their ability to track humans for great distances and have been bred for tracking since at least ...
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Nora, a great lab and friend

Are labs really that great?

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Labradors have a reputation as a very even-tempered breed and an excellent family dog. This includes a good raport with children of all ages and other animals. Nora, seen by us today is likely a mixed lab, but retains the admirable friendliness and easy nature that this breed is known for.Let's be ...
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this kitty comes from our PALS ( peabody animal life savers) shelter!

adopt from the best shelter

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choose a shelter with a no kill policy where possible choose a shelter with excellent affiliation with a veterinarian or vet clinic choose a shelter with a continuity of care and long time dedicated staff choose a shelter with solid recommendations and referrals choose a shelter with a return ...
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suspicious bump on a pet's neck.

bites by insects or other animals

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When faced with a swelling on a dog's nose, neck or back, we differentiate between bug, bee or spider bites and injury from other pets.Yesterday, Bijou paid too much attention to an insect or spider or was nipped by another dog or cat. The animal bites leave more outward trauma.The insect bites ...
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animal house calls fattens their dogs

are vets suckers for pets?

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1) try to extend the dog to bowl distance to keep weight gain down2) get a bed a dachshund won't chew3) rest can be good!Little biscuit has been plagued by spinal disc disease this summer. Rest with her friend cooper has been helpful and she is recovering slowly. She still needs help up and down ...
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