THE HUFFARD HERALD

  • Puppy Love in the Time of Corona

    Mar 30 2020

    By: Dr. Kristen Archambault, Veterinarian In the last several weeks, we’ve been seeing lots and lots of new puppies come in for their first visits. We LOVE puppies (who doesn’t ?!?!?) and are so excited to meet your new family members. As veterinarians, it’s our job to partner with you in your…

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    Upcoming Holiday Events at Huffard Animal Hospital

    Nov 14 2019

    Our community, and helping those in need, has always been an important part of our culture at Huffard Animal Hospital. That is why we are excited to share some of the exciting things happening at Huffard Animal Hospital this holiday season. Pictures with Santa December 7th and 8th are our…

  • Another Update on Boutique, Exotic and Grain-Free (BEG) Diets for Dogs

    Jul 15 2019

    By: Dr. Laura Carpenter, Veterinarian Two weeks ago, the FDA released the newest update regarding the link between certain pet foods and development of Nutritional Dilated Cardiomyopathy, a life threatening condition.  The report shows that 91% of affected pets are eating a grain-free diet.  Many of these diets are heavy…

  • Fun in the Sun

    Jun 27 2019

    By: Dr. Bruce Goldman, Veterinarian It’s that time of the year where we all love to get outdoors and enjoy our Maryland summer!  We cannot have family time without our entire family and that includes our furry friends!  In today’s blog we will discuss how to have a great summer and keep…

  • Welcome to “DogWarts”

    Feb 26 2019

    By: Dr. Shanna Plitt, Veterinarian What is a “Wart”? The term “wart” is used to describe small, pinkish (although they can occasionally have some dark pigment) growths on the top of the skin. Technically speaking, these growths are not actual “warts”, but are more correctly termed “benign sebaceous gland tumors”. However, the…

  • An Update on Boutique, Exotic and Grain-Free (BEG) Diets for Dogs

    Feb 05 2019

    By: Dr. Laura Carpenter, Veterinarian Serious heart problems (dilated cardiomyopathy), secondary to certain types of dog food, are an emerging concern.  Please be aware this is an area of active research, and until the underlying issue is determined, we don’t have all the answers.  Several dog food companies have assumed the problem…

  • 7 Tips For Pets This Snow Season

    Jan 17 2019

    By: Dr. Colleen McCafferty, Chief of Staff Whether you built a snowman, got into a snowball fight or just curled up on the couch, we hope everyone enjoyed Maryland’s first snow storm of the season! Looks like we are due for quite the temperature drop, and even some more snow, so we…

  • GRAIN FREE DIET UPDATE

    Dec 05 2018

    By: Dr. Laura Carpenter, Veterinarian There has been some concern of a potential link between grain-free dog food and development of serious heart problems (dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM). The problem is currently being studied but results may take some time.  Until then, if your dog has been on a grain-free diet (including…

  • Purr-fect Vet Visits For Your Cat

    Nov 06 2018

    By: Dr. McCafferty, Chief of Staff If you are someone who gets stressed or overwhelmed at the idea of taking your cat to the veterinarian – you are not alone. As a veterinarian and cat owner, I can attest to the fact that even the calmest kitty can become stressed…

  • 4 TIPS FOR BOARDING YOUR PET

    Oct 11 2018

    By: Dr. Adina Mosby, Veterinarian Do you have a fun trip planned this fall but are unsure of what that means for your dog or cat? When you’re booking your hotel accommodations make sure you remember to call our preferred pet resort to book your furry friend’s space, as well….