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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]