Author - Alison Birken

Halloween Safety

Halloween marks the start of the holiday season! Children countdown the days until they get to dress in their favorite characters and get spoiled with candy and treats. Parents decorate, pick out the perfect costumes for kids and pets, and stock up on candy. But it’s not always fun and...

Diagnosing & Treating Pet Allergies

Did you know chicken and beef are the most allergenic foods for dogs and cats? As a small animal veterinarian, I am often the second opinion for food allergies in pets. Some vets misdiagnose or overlook issues because the symptoms often vary greatly and overlap with other common ailments....

Is My Pet Overweight?

By Dr. Alison Birken It is the New Year, and just like with us humans, it is a great time to ensure your pet is at their optimal weight and best health. One of the most important lifestyle and health decisions you can make for your pet is to ensure...