Quality of Life Scale HHHHHMM

The Quality of Life Scale is an objective way to measure a pet’s quality of life when deciding if euthanasia should be considered. Assign a value 1-10 for each criterion. Total your score at the end. *A total over 35 points represents acceptable life quality Quality of Life Scale: The HHHHHMM Scale Score Criterion 1-10 […]

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Arthritis in Cats

This article was published in The Union Newspaper July 2018 as a part of their “Paws and Claws” featured section. Dr. Janeway has a monthly article where she answers questions from the general public about their pets. Questions can be submitted via the clinic email, Facebook page or this website. Hi Dr. Janeway, I have […]

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Lyme Disease in Dogs

This article was published in The Union Newspaper in June 2018 as a part of their “Paws and Claws” featured section. Dr. Janeway has a monthly article where she answers questions from the general public about their pets. Questions can be submitted via the clinic email, Facebook page or this website. Dear Dr. Janeway, My […]

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Don’t feed your dog bones!

Hi Dr. Janeway, When my family visits during the holidays, we always end up disagreeing over whether it is ok to give my Labrador named Poppy bones to chew on.  Are certain bones ok? Are raw bones better than cooked bones? Thank you for your question, Bones are not ok to feed to your pet!  […]

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Giardia

Oh NO! Bodie the Boston has Giardia! On Sunday, Bodie was welcomed into his new home. It wasn’t long before his new owner noticed that he had diarrhea. Luckily, he had an appointment scheduled for a well puppy check up the next day. On Tuesday, Bodie came in for an exam and vaccines. It was then […]

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Magic and her kittens- Adventures in a C-section

This is the story of Magic, a cat that Dr. Janeway did an emergency C-section on this week. She is a true testament to the importance of getting your animals spayed and neutered as well as the invaluable resources that Sammies Friends is able to provide to the Nevada County animal community. On May 10, two kittens, one named […]

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