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August 6, 2019
Shutting Down Our Online Store

In October of 2015, we made available our Online Store.  We wanted to let everyone know that we have decided to discontinue that service because of increased costs of operating the store.  We want to thank everyone who has helped us with this endeavor.   If anyone has monthly ongoing orders, they have been cancelled. […]

September 18, 2018
Our Dear Crash Now With Us In Spirit

We are sad to report that our dear Crash, our double yellow-headed amazon parrot, passed away August 20, 2018.  She struggled with liver cancer which ultimately took her life.  She was always our bright spot in the clinic for our clients.  We like to believe she is always still with us in spirit and continues […]

March 11, 2018
Bacteria, Parasites, Detected in Raw Pet Foods!!

This is what we are getting briefed on regularly these days.  We are seeing almost weekly recalls for raw pet food diets here in the United States for this reason.   Please be wise when deciding on the diet for your beloved pets.    “An analysis of 35 commercial raw pet foods available in the […]

January 14, 2017
Finally, Allergy Relief Without Using Steroids!

Skin allergies have driven our pets crazy for many decades and we had very few treatments that were effective in giving them relief besides corticosteroids, which have a laundry list of undesirable side effects.  Finally, a new oral pill has been approved for chronic skin allergies in dogs.  It is called Apoquel.  It’s been out for approximately 4 […]

August 27, 2016
Deadly Avian Influenza Warning from USDA

ATTENTION POULTRY OWNERS!!   This comes from our State Veterinarian, Dr. Rod Hall: “The USDA has confirmed a case of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a wild duck in Alaska. With the fall southward migration pending there is the possibility that there could transmission from the migratory waterfowl to backyard or commercial flocks of domestic […]

February 24, 2016
Dog Flu in the News Recently

Recently there was a news story about “Canine Influenza” on TV and elsewhere.  Canine Influenza was first discovered in Florida several years ago.  A vaccine was developed but the outbreak died down and never spread any further so the need for the vaccine also faded.   Then in 2015 a severe outbreak occurred in Chicago that […]

October 12, 2015
Proheart 6 Injection

Forest Trails is now carrying Proheart 6 Injectable (moxidectin) heartworm preventative. This product has been available for the last 5 yrs and tested extensively over this period of time and proven to show only a 0.003% incidence (3 dogs in 10,000) of adverse reactions following administration. This reaction rate is equal to or less than […]

June 15, 2015
Pet Food Brands–Which one should I use???

Anymore it is overwhelming to choose a pet food to use for our pets. This has become a multi-billion dollar industry over the last decade and now everyone wants a piece of the ‘money pie’! Unfortunately almost anyone can put out a line of pet foods. What to consider when trying to decide….Minimally they should […]

September 23, 2013
Check us out on FACEBOOK

Follow us on Facebook (Forest Trails Animal Hospital).  Just click on the Facebook icon at the bottom of this page or any page to go see what we’ve been up to!

December 30, 2012
Internet pharmacies…the good…the bad…

Internet veterinary pharmacies started becoming popular starting in the late 1990’s. The positive aspects were to be that pet medications could be ordered without leaving the house and they were less expensive due to low overhead costs and because veterinarians were overcharging clients. The following are my thoughts concerning the good and bad aspects of […]