Schatzi’s Journey

Schatzi's Journey

From the moment proud pet parents bring home their new canine family member, they must prepare for the life stages to come: puppy teething and potty training, teenage boundary pushing and rebellion, adult friendship and trust, and old dog loyalty and (eventually) heartbreak. The Brown family has experienced the puppy drama, the teenage shenanigans, the […]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Prevention

April 7-13th is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.  This is a topic near and dear to my heart… because we so often see dogs labeled as bad or aggressive dogs because of their interactions with children.  No matter how gentle and sweet a dog is, it has the potential to bite if put in the […]

Welcome Dr. Laura Delfelder! – A Letter from Dr. Grieves

Welcome to Dr.Delfelder

Hello Candlewood Family, I am excited to introduce the newest addition to our team – Dr. Laura Delfelder!  Dr. Delfelder is a Topeka native and a 2023 graduate of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  You may recognize her, as she has spent the last 6 months shadowing at the clinic.    She is […]

Feline Asthma

Feline Asthma

Feline Asthma is one of the most commonly diagnosed respiratory conditions in cats. Cats at any age can be affected but the condition is most commonly appreciated in middle-aged adults. Both males and females are susceptible to feline asthma and, while there’s not an overwhelming breed predilection, Siamese cats appear to be overrepresented. What is […]

Sending Vaccination Records Through the PetDesk App

PetDesk Vaccinations

Are you boarding your pet soon? Let’s teach you how to send your pet’s updated vaccination records to your boarding facility through Candlewood Veterinary Clinic’s PetDesk mobile app! If you already have the PetDesk app and have created an account, skip to Step 3 below. Step 1: If you haven’t already, download the PetDesk App […]

UPDATE: “Mystery” Disease or “Atypical” Kennel Cough

The “mystery” respiratory illness plaguing canines in a dozen states have veterinarians and pathologists at the state and federal levels wondering whether dogs are actually dealing with a truly novel disease. As dogs experiencing the respiratory illness are showing signs consistent with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC, aka “Kennel Cough”), the theory that an […]

The Next Big Bug: A Canine Respiratory Mystery

The Next Big Bug - Canine Respiratory Mystery

The increasing incidents of respiratory illnesses in dogs across the nation has caught the attention of the veterinary community as well as concerned dog owners. Veterinary colleges, diagnostic laboratories, state Departments of Agriculture, and the Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (USDA NVSL) are working diligently to determine the exact cause of the illness. […]

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Christmas Tree

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring… except for the 75 pound bundle of love that’s been stalking the Christmas tree since the family cat claimed the beautiful boughs her fortress. “How pleased my humans will be,” thinks the dog, “when they come home to find I’ve […]

Tackling Anxiety in Dogs & Cats

Cats Anxiety

Remember COVID? The masks. The 6 foot rule. The plexiglass barriers. The overall fear and uncertainty. In 2020 days turned into weeks, and weeks into months, as more and more people accepted that any chance of seeing friends or family for upcoming celebrations was slim. In that time of unending loneliness and stress, our pets […]

Thanksgiving for the Hounds

Thanksgiving X-Ray

My older brother, Ben, is a committed NFL fan. His passion for the sport has forbidden our family from scheduling events on Sundays unless, of course, it’s a family meeting to organize a surprise party in Ben’s honor (as it’s a safe bet he will be securely settled in his living room catching every second […]