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Helpful tips, recent news, inspiring tales, cute photos and more fun stuff from The Drake Center.

Vet Pets: Dr. Moore

At The Drake Center, it’s no surprise our families are a bit…furry. From dogs and cats to horses, chickens and an emu, we’d like you to meet the loves of our lives—our pets. 

Proud pet parent: Dr. Amanda Moore, veterinarian

Beau, Boston terrier

  • Luke, Boston terrier
  • Layla, pit bull mix

If you had to choose, would you say you are a cat person or a dog person? Why?


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An Integrative Approach to Cancer

Conventional medicine focuses the treatment of cancer on killing or removing cancerous cells. Alternative medicine approaches cancer as a natural extension of more benign processes that have been going on for years and focuses attention on correcting the factors generating the tumor. These two approaches are complementary to each other and neither should be neglected. In many instances, integrative approaches can improve quality of life by helping control pain and providing adequate nutrition even if the cancer cannot be “cured.”


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Vet Pets: Arlene

At The Drake Center, it’s no surprise our families are a bit…furry. From dogs and cats to horses, chickens and an emu, we’d like you to meet the loves of our lives—our pets. 

Proud pet parent: Arlene, receptionist

Darla, Rottweiler

If you had to choose, would you say you are a cat person or a dog person? Why?


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Kitty Comfortis Now Available

Good news! Comfortis has been approved for use in cats and is now in stock at The Drake Center!

Comfortis is a fast-acting, flavored tablet intended to kill fleas and prevent infestations for one month. An adulticide type of flea control, Comfortis begins working within 30 minutes to kill fleas before they have a chance to lay eggs.


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How to Handle Hairballs

Cats are typically fastidious groomers and therefore ingest a significant amount of hair. Hair is undigestible and usually sits in the stomach until enough hair is accumulated to produce a signal that induces vomiting. Even though people often say their cat is “coughing up a hairball,” this is not the correct terminology. The hair is coming from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, not the respiratory tract (lungs).


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Vet Pets: Christine

At The Drake Center, it’s no surprise our families are a bit…furry. From dogs and cats to horses, chickens and an emu, we’d like you to meet the loves of our lives—our pets. 

Proud pet parent: Christine, receptionist

Daisy, Lhasa Apso /terrier mix

  • Cheerio, Chihuahua mix

If you had to choose, would you say you are a cat person or a dog person? Why?

I would say I am definitely a dog person—mainly because I’ve never owned a cat and I have had dogs all my life!


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Is Your Kitty a Hazard to Your Health?

Toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, has been scaring pregnant women and families for years—and cats have a bad reputation of being the source! The truth is, despite the feline’s connection to this parasite, family pets are likely not the cause of this disease in human cases. Most commonly, human infection occurs as a result of gardening in contaminated soil or handling raw meat.


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