July 5, 2017

What’s Your Pet Fire Safety Plan?

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

July 5, 2017

Many pets perish in fires every year, but with a bit of preparation and planning, pet deaths can be prevented. Saturday, July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day and it’s important to recognize since awareness is key to preventing tragedies.

August 9, 2017
Pet Insurance: Can You Afford to Wait?

Pet Insurance: Can You Afford to Wait?

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

August 10, 2017

In my experience as a practicing veterinarian for 35 years, I’ve found that pet insurance is one of the best investments a pet owner can make for their pet. Almost every pet will suffer a severe and costly injury or illness in his or her lifetime, and not many people have $10,000 lying around in case of an accident. Pet insurance means that a pet owner will never have to choose between optimal care for a pet and finding a way to pay for it.

September 13, 2017

Understanding Feral Cats & Taming Stray Kittens

By John Korra

September 14, 2017

Cats and kittens are commonly mistaken for being feral, meaning they have returned to their ‘wild’ instincts intended for survival, when they are actually only frightened and could thrive as a pet in a positive environment. Because of this misconception, it is vital to observe the animal’s behavior before determining how tame or feral the cat or kitten is.  

October 7, 2017

Introducing New Pets into the Home

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

October 9, 2017

Introducing a new pet to a household that already has animals can be challenging. To best prepare as a pet owner, it is important to do research and plan for the specific situation your animals will be in during their adjustment.

November 7, 2017

Pet Safety During Thanksgiving Activities

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

November 9, 2017

Thanksgiving is one day a year that calories don’t seem to count, but it’s important to remember that our pets can’t eat the same types of food that humans do. Large gatherings that are typical to Thanksgiving can put stress on animals if pet owners don’t plan ahead. Dr. Jack Walkenhorst discusses ways to keep pets healthy and happy during Thanksgiving activities.

January 9, 2018

Caring for Senior Pets

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

January 9, 2018

As pets get older, it can be challenging to know how to best care for them. Due to advances in veterinary care and improved pet nutrition, pets are living longer now than ever before. With this increase in longevity, medical conditions that are common in aging pets are being seen more frequently by both pet owners and veterinarians.

February 5, 2018

Spay & Neuter for a Healthy, Happy Life

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

February 5, 2018

Responsible pet owners go to great lengths to give their pets the care they need. Spaying and neutering is crucial for the control of pet overpopulation and the health, longevity, and well-being of companion animals.

March 11, 2018

A Special Message from Dr. Jack

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

March 13, 2018, 2018

I’m proud to have been a part of Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati (PIN) since 2015 as both a veterinarian and board member. As the clinic’s fifth anniversary approaches, I’ve been thinking back on my experiences at PIN over the last two years.

April 12, 2018

When Should I Call the Vet?

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

April 19, 2018

Taking care of our furry family members is important to all of us. Just like humans, pets can have unexpected health issues and mishaps. It’s important to know what to do and when to contact your veterinarian. Here are some frequently asked questions about pet health issues.

May 16, 2018

Special Pets Need Special People

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

May 17, 2018

Special needs pet is a broad term without a universal meaning. It includes a range of physical disabilities, chronic medical conditions, and behavioral issues that require ongoing vigilance or special care.

July 18, 2018

‘Tis the Season

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

July 19, 2018

Hot weather is here and that means fleas and tick season is at its height. Fleas and ticks can be a problem anytime, but they’re most prevalent when the temperature is consistently above freezing. In Greater Cincinnati, that can be as early as March and last well into November.

August 21, 2018

The Internet: Friend or Foe for Pets?

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

August 23, 2018

The internet has become the go-to resource for information. People search online for everything from how to change a tire to the latest news. Some of the most popular websites offer medical advice for people and for pets. Although the internet does provide good information and advice on many topics, using it exclusively for decisions regarding your pet’s healthcare is ill-advised.