New Gadget Let You Play with Your Pet from Anywhere in the World


Petcube is a box with a laser pointer, speaker, and light that you can control from anywhere in the world via the Petcube smartphone app.

You control the laser by moving your finger around your iPhone or Android phone’s screen. Anywhere your finger moves, your pet will follow, as long as she likes lasers.

You can also take screenshots of the app and share them via Petcube’s social network. What’s more, you can make your Petcube open to the public, so you can let anyone play with your pet while you’re home or away.

To be honest, letting strangers get a view of your home when you’re away (or home) sounds kind of strange, so maybe you’ll just want to stick with the lasers.



Importance of Dental Care and Prophylaxis


As we are approaching dental health month here at Heritage Veterinary Hospital, I would like to take the opportunity to talk about the importance of dental care and prophylaxis (disease prevention). Just like humans, our furry counterparts require preventative care in between their yearly dental cleanings. Yearly dental cleanings not only make kisses more pleasant, but protect your pets from internal organ damage from bacteria in the mouth and help to decrease the risk of tooth loss. Although brushing your pets’ teeth is the best preventative care you can provide against dental disease, it is a common misconception that this is the only preventative there is available. There are many products for those who live busy lives, such as dental chews, oral rinses, and water additives. My dogs (Zoey and Dominico), for example, love the C.E.T. dental chews. It is a reward for both them and myself knowing they are receiving dental care and a treat all in one! And as I always say, something is better than nothing! So remember after a yearly dental cleaning, prevention is the best method for promoting a happy and healthy life.

-Meagan, RVT


On a very cold, windy day, this ray of sunshine came to brighten our afternoon. Charlie is 8 weeks old and almost 15 pounds. Curious about Lou and ready to explore the world! Welcome Charlie!