Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals

by Meredith Kennedy, DVM    in Pets
As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are trained individually to perform a specific task for disabled persons. These animals include dogs or miniature horses only; they guide the visually impaired, alert the hearing impaired,...

Puppies and Vaccines

by Meredith Kennedy, DVM    in Pets
“Isn’t he adorable? We just got him this week, and he’s already had all of his shots.” Yes, the new pup is adorable, but he’s only nine weeks old, so it’s not possible for him to have had all of...