We would like you to meet Tipsy, one of our happy stories here at the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic. Tipsy presented after being abandoned by her mother when she was only about 4 weeks old. She did not even weigh a pound yet!. Tipsy had been found by Melissa and Derek Jo...

Whether you are looking for information on a new pet to fit your family or just additional information on various types of training for your current pet(s). Our Behavior Specialist is has found some of the best titles to answer your questions! Here are some of her favo...

Ever wonder what your fur baby means when they pose for you? Our purrfect friend Disco the cat is here to help!

Ever wonder what your fur baby means when they pose for you? Boogie the Boston Terrier is here is help you figure it out!

I would like you to meet Rocky. He is a 9 year old Rottweiler mix dog. Rocky presented to us after being hit by a car the previous day and was not wanting to use right rear leg. Examination found the leg to be sitting at an odd angle forcing the foot to sit under the m...

Have you ever heard your veterinarian talk about anal glands? What are they exactly?


Anal glands, also known as anal sacs, are basically scent glands located on each side of the rectum of dogs and cats. The sacs are lined with sebaceous glands that produce a very foul...

Non-core vaccines

Last month we talked about the “core” vaccines, this month we will be covering the “non-core” vaccines. There is one non-core vaccine for cats and 3 for dogs. Like last month we will start with cats first.

                The only non-core vaccine for c...

Have you noticed that dear old Rover is not the playful puppy he used to be? How about that Chloe the cat is no longer jumping up onto the kitchen counter to watch you make dinner? Your pet slowing down is not necessarily considered normal. It can be a sign of other ch...

Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common forms of poisoning in small animals, and this is because it is so commonly found in households. Antifreeze poisoning typically happens when antifreeze drips from a car’s radiator, where it is licked off the ground and inge...

As we get into springtime our favorite bothersome insect starts to appear – the mosquito.  April is heartworm awareness month.  And in case you did not know it, mosquitoes transmit heartworm disease. Here in Central Indiana we have plenty of those nasty guys around. Di...

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