Fireworks

Fireworks

Fourth of July! Freedom! Fireworks! Backyard Barbeque with friends. What could be better? Lots of things, almost anything, if you are the family pet! The fireworks don’t just start on the 4th and end that night. In many places they can go on for weeks. This year the...

Found Dog

Found Dog

I was talking to my best friend when I pulled in the driveway and saw ears and a tail. It was dark and the front of the truck blocked the body, but I was pretty sure, but not positive, it was a medium to large dog. We are a bit off the road and away from...

Smells

Smells

I was awakened today to one of the smells of veterinary medicine. Instantly, I knew two things. 1. Smells have been at the forefront this week and 2. Ryker needs a dental. It has been a week of smells! Smells are common in a veterinary hospital....

Deer

Deer

It’s Lindsay’s fault. We have a herd! We were all thinking it, but nobody else said it. Then Monday morning Lindsay said “Hey, we’ve been lucky. We haven’t had any baby deer in this year, isn’t that odd?” “You jinxed us.” “Now we will have a herd!” There...

Bailey is Lucky

Bailey is Lucky

Bailey is going home today. I probably would have released him yesterday, but his owners wanted to make sure he was okay. Bailey is very lucky. Bailey adopted new parents about a month ago. His new dad brought him in to see if he was okay. Bailey didn’t...

Bee Installation In Hive

Bee Installation In Hive

I am starting my third year of beekeeping this spring. Unfortunately, I am starting with new bees in my hives. The first year, I did not realize how dangerous those hive beetles that I kept seeing were. After all, they came with the bees in the packages...

Killdeer

Killdeer

I see them every day, this time of year, on my way to work. Most mornings, I stop in a church parking lot for a few stolen moments before the hustle and bustle of veterinary medicine and surgery. There is a pair of killdeer that play on the pavement....

There Is No Daycare in the Wild

There Is No Daycare in the Wild

There is no daycare in the wild. It is spring and the world brings forth young at the time when there are plenty of plants and insects to feed them. Unfortunately, in the wild, not all mothers survive and there is not an adoption system in place for the...

Happy Dogs

Happy Dogs

Guardian Animal’s anniversary falls on a Sunday this year, just like it did when we opened 29 years ago. There have been many things that have happened over the years, both good and not so good, but one of the things I still love the most is the happy...

GA5k

GA5k

Two weeks to go! Guardian Animal Medical Center is hosting a 5K run and 1-mile dog walk on Saturday, May 18. This will be our fourth year. We decided at our roles and goals meeting at the New Year that it would be an annual thing. When the talk of...