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The Meaning Behind Wet and Dry Noses
My dog’s nose is dry, dose that mean he/she is sick?
If your dog’s nose is dry, it does not mean they are sick.  Same with if their nose is drippy and wet, does not mean they are sick.  This is a common myth we hear from pet owners...
The How, Why, and When Do Cats Purr?
Purring is one of the most interesting and unique characteristics our cats do.  But how do they do it?
Technically speaking… A purr is made using the entire respiratory system, meaning they purr while inhaling and exhaling.  Other vocalizations such as the “meow&CloseCurlyDoubl…
What is a hot spot?
Hot Spots are technically called “acute moist dermatitis”.  These are localized areas of infection on the skin.  They are typically several layers of the skin deep.  Usually appear as localized, moist, reddish sores. Hot spots are the result of a bacterial infection: something irritates your dog’s s…
Benefits of Therapeutic Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy does 3 main things: reduces pain, reduces inflammation, and speeds healing time.  We have had laser therapy at the VVC for over a year now and many of our patients have greatly benefitted.  We use the laser on a daily basis...
Relieving Your Pets Anxiety
Fears can soon become phobias, which is defined as a persistent, excessive, and irrational fear response.  To help your pet cope with their fears and phobias, we will discuss some tips.  One of the most common phobias is noise phobias, specifically thunderstorm...
Ear infections
Your dog is scratching and shaking their head constantly. You might notice an awful odor. You flip up their ear and notice it matches the fire hydrant, it is so red. What could be happening?!?!... You dog is having an ear infection.
These are the signs of a typical ear infection...
Is that really an eye problem?
It is that time of year again!
You, your cat, your dog... everyone is running around with red, itchy, irritated, squinty eyes... but WAIT!... is this really all allergies. Think again!
Cats and dogs can have multiple conditions in their eyes that look or appear to be “allergy&CloseCurlyDoubleQuo…
5 Diseases Found on Physical Exam
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Physical Exams
At the Village Veterinary Clinic of Hamburg we recommend physical exams yearly for dogs and cats. There are many things that we can pick up on during your pet’s physical. It is always best to find something early!
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Autumn Pet Safety
Autumn Tips and Hazards:
Fall time means lots of upcoming holidays, leaves are changing, new plants are growing, and everyone is getting ready for the snow!  Autumn is a beautiful season in the Buffalo area, but it can come with its fill of potential dangers for our pets...
Halloween Tips and Hazards
Halloween is one of the best holidays!  Lots of candy, costumes, and festivities!  But sometimes Halloween can be a pets nightmare.  Let’s make this holiday a great one!  Here are a few Halloween Safety Tips!
Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy...

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