Read Our Latest Article

Latest Topic: Obesity is taking its toll on our pets

The number one health issue facing our pets today is obesity. More than half of the dogs and almost two thirds of the cats in this country are overweight, says Dr. Ernie Ward founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. These fat cats and dogs have more medical problems, very similar to what happens to us when we pack on the pounds. Type 2 diabetes, crippling arthritis, breathing problems, high blood pressure, and certain kinds of cancers are directly related to excess fat. Two things that owners can do to help their pets are to cut the calories and boost the exercise. Substitute healthy treats for those loaded with fat and calories and get the pets up and moving. It is recommended to play with your cat several times a day and take your dog for a brisk 20-30 minute walk everyday. Both pets and their humans will benefit. (KOMO TV in Seattle)

Previous Articles


Dr. Dorothy Brinker and Dr. Sarah Goodman
Located in Washington, MO

"Caring For Your Pets
As Though They Were Our Own!"

Are you looking for affordable pet care with a 
compassionate touch? At our clinic, you will 
experience friendly staff, high-quality 
diagnostics and excellent care for your 

Dr. Brinker and Dr. Goodman are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will give your pet the best possible care.

We have a number of resources for you to learn more about pet care. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. If you have questions, please call us at 636-239-3927. Directions to our office can be found on the Contact Us page, or we will be happy to give you directions over the phone.You can also subscribe to our newsletter by entering your e-mail information at the bottom of the page.

We participate in the OPSPOT 10Spot spay/neuter programs in March and September! Call our office for more information.

Dr. Dorothy Brinker and Dr. Sarah Goodman
Washington Veterinarian | Dorothy Brinker DVM | 636-239-3927

7431 Hwy 100
Washington, MO 63090

Go to top of page

Featured Articles