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Fireworks and storm safety tips

Fear Among Pets: Fireworks and Storms

June 22, 2022 |

Georgia’s infamous, brief spring season has come and gone and that can only mean one thing: summer is here! And with it comes high temperatures, barbecues, vacations, all the things we look forward to each year. However, summer brings about two things we, as pet owners, overlook: fireworks and thunderstorms. Between Memorial Day, the Fourth…

Top 4 easter hazards

The Top Four Easter Hazards

April 10, 2019 |

The sunshine and flowers are bringing in the Spring and the Easter holiday. Though it is very welcomed, there are a few things we need to watch out for to protect our pets. So before you start dying eggs, dressing up, and decorating take a peek at the potential hazards for your pets.  According to…

Pet dental health

Your Pet’s Dental Health

February 11, 2019 |

For a Happy and Healthy smile Regular Appointments and Early Detection can make all the difference! Annual dental care by a veterinarian is essential to your pet’s oral health. Prompt identification of dental disease and other related conditions can improve the overall quality of your pet’s life. Routine dental procedures such as cleanings and x-rays…

Pet annual wellness care

Your Pet’s Annual Wellness Care Compared to a Latte

January 25, 2019 |

The cost of your pet’s Annual Wellness Care can be compared to your Daily Latte At Family Tree Animal Clinic our motto is “Together on the Journey of Care” and we completely understand that your Pet Budget is part of that journey. When your pet companion comes into the veterinary clinic on a bi-annual basis…

Exercise and your pet - why it is so important

Why Exercise Is Important For Your Pets

January 14, 2019 |

Exercise isn’t just a nicety; it’s a necessity for maintaining optimal physical and mental well-being. … If the physical threats associated with obesity aren’t enough, consider the behavioral aspects of a lack of exercise. Dogs are active by nature. Boredom has also been associated with behavioral problems in some dogs.  As with people, obesity is becoming a…

is your dog at risk for diabetes

Is Your Pet At Risk For Diabetes?

December 20, 2018 |

Diabetes             Diabetes mellitus is a condition that occurs when the body cannot utilize glucose as a form of energy. The pancreas secrets a hormone called insulin. Insulin is needed to push glucose out of the bloodstream and into the body cells for energy use. When the pancreas is not…

Kitten and dog sleeping

What Does Your Pets Age Really Mean?

November 13, 2018 |

Great News! Due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are living longer now than they ever have before. However, there is a consequence of this: Pets, along with their owners and veterinarians, are faced with a whole new set of age-related conditions. In recent years, there has been extensive research on the problems facing…

Dr. Everette Bannister with staff

FTAC’s Guide to a Safe Halloween

October 9, 2018 |

This time of year brings cool breezes, beautiful leaves, and cozy nights by the fire. There is plenty of fun to be had during Autumn, one of which is Halloween. Everyone gets dressed up, spends time with family and friends, and enjoys plenty of sweets.  Unfortunately Halloween is also one of the most common times  for our…

Dr. Bannister

Is Your Pet Experiencing Pain?

September 10, 2018 |

I’m often asked, “Dr. Bannister, do you think my pet is in pain?” This is a very important discussion to have with a pet companion owner, since many emotional and difficult decisions are made based on my response. Unfortunately, the topic of a companion’s quality of life, due to pain, becomes a valid discussion when discomfort is…

Dr. Everette Bannister with staff

Is Your Cat Getting The Care They Need?

August 16, 2018 |

Did you know that 83% of cats visit the veterinarian before their 1st birthday,  but over 50% don’t return until they become sick or are in pain? With regular healthcare, your veterinarian can often detect conditions that may affect your cat’s long-term health.  Why schedule your feline companion regular Wellness visits to the Veterinary?  Cats…