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July 15, 2017
Dr. Munson Back Full-Time

We are happy to announce that Dr. Lisa Munson will be returning to a full-time schedule. Now that her kids are older and her family life has settled down a bit, she’s looking forward to coming back full-time. She will be taking Dr. Smith’s schedule giving her Wednesdays as her day off. Since going to […]

July 7, 2017
Saying Farewell to Dr. Smith

We are sad to announce that Dr. Smith will be moving on this month to another adventure in McKinney, Texas. She was offered a position that was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. We have very much enjoyed her time here at Forest Trails and wish it could be longer. Our Forest Trails family will […]

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
Like shopping online??

Enjoy being able to shop for your favorite pet products, pet foods, OTC medications and supplements, and even some prescription medications such as heartworm preventative and flea and tick medications as you sit from the comfort of your own home. Anything over $38 ships free!  Get your pet’s food shipped free to your front door.  […]

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 […]