Entries by Dr. Sean Bretschneider

Why are Vet Offices SO busy during COVID?

Why is Your Veterinarian So Busy?  If your pet has visited the veterinarian within the past several months, you’ve most likely noticed some changes – one of which may be longer wait times. A visit to the veterinary E.R. will make the difference even more jarring, with wait times reaching 8 hours or more during […]

Behavior Tips

Behavior Tips   Pets are such a comfort and wonderful part of our lives. They’re fun, cute, and give us love. BUT! There’s always a BUT. . .  They can be stressful too. As much as we want things to warm, fuzzy, and perfect . . .  we know that life is a little more […]

Vomiting Pets

Vomiting is a common symptom that can have a great many underlying causes. When we see a pet that has been vomiting, we first try to narrow down whether it is a long term issue or whether it is more sudden/ recent development.  A critical factor is whether the pet is keeping any food and […]

Wildfires 2020 Pet Help

Our hearts go out to all the family and pets that have suffered during these terrible Wildfires.  We will certainly help however we can. GreenHill Humane Society has set up services and a Veterinary Triage Center has been set up to help pets needing veterinary care. They will do an initial assessment of the pet […]


Q Street Animal Hospital’s COVID-19 Action Plan Modified Hours due to COVID-19: Monday-Friday, 8AM to 5PM Saturdays, 8AM to 12PM (excluding holiday weekends) OUR POLICY IS EVOLVING. OUR PRIORITY IS TO PROVIDE CARE TO PETS THAT ARE IN NEED, WHILE PROMOTING SOCIAL DISTANCING TO SUPPRESS THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 1. Please call us from the […]

Spring Health Awareness!

    Spring into action By: Megan Elias   Spring is one of my favorite seasons. We’ve all heard that proverbial phrase April showers bring May flowers but something we may forget is spring can bring some potential hazards for our furry friends. It is important as pet O’s to know what those hazards are […]

Canine Influenza

What Is Dog Flu? (Article from AKC website) Dog flu, or canine influenza virus, is an infectious respiratory disease caused by an influenza A virus, similar to the viral strains that cause influenza in people. There are two known strains of dog flu found in the United States: H3N8 H3N2 The H3N8 strain actually originated […]

Pet Loss

Pet’s are such an important part of our lives. Losing a loved pet can be an emotional roller coaster. A client recently contacted me about the tremendous struggles that he had after his own pet had passed. He struggled to talk with other family members and didn’t know what to do. He looked through our […]

RABIES – Don’t be Complacent

RABIES! We are not joking, it is HERE! Truthfully, it has been here all along. Nothing has changed, except that we’ve become more aware of it. We love Bats, they are an important part of our ecosystem and I love that they eat Mosquitoes.         BUT, a certain percentage of Bats do have Rabies. […]