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The Catahoula Leopard Dog

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National Catahoula Day is April 8th! The Catahoula is the official Louisiana state dog, and is a much-beloved member of the AKC herding category. A veterinarian discusses these wonderful pooches below. History The Catahoula breed originated in Louisiana, specifically around the Catahoula Lake area. The word ‘Catahoula’ is derived from a Choctaw Indian word that … Read More »

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Saint Gertrude of Nivelles: Patron Saint Of Cats

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March 17th is Saint Gertrude of Nivelles Day. It’s more commonly known as St Patrick’s Day, of course. If you’re not sure who Saint Gertrude is, she is the patron saint of cats. A local vet goes over some basics of her story below. History Gertrude of Nivelles was born in 628 in what is … Read More »

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Choosing the Right Collar for Your Dog

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If you’ve recently adopted a new dog, one of the first things you’ll need to purchase for your new pet is a collar. Every dog needs a good collar! The question is, how do you know what to choose? There are certainly a lot of options out there. Read on to find out more about … Read More »

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Boston Terrier Day

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February 19th is a pretty special day for some of our canine buddies. It’s Boston Terrier Day! This lovable pooch, which is also the Massachusetts State Dog, is a very popular pup, and with good reason. A local vet discusses this ‘pawesome’ breed below. History The Boston Terrier breed dates back to 1875, to a … Read More »

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Understanding the Puppy Teething Process

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Aside from protecting the sofa legs from your puppy’s incessant chewing, there’s not a whole lot to do while your new pet is going through the teething process. Knowing the details of teething is a good idea, though. That way, you know what your puppy is going through and when, and you can let your … Read More »

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Keeping Your Cat Warm and Purring

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Are you ready for spring? It’s getting closer, but for many places, this is the coldest part of the year. Your feline buddy may have a fur coat on, but she isn’t immune to the cold. Here, a vet offers some tips on keeping Fluffy comfy and purring. Warm Beds Kitties absolutely love warm napping … Read More »

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Adjusting Your Pet’s Diet During Winter

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Wintertime brings with it plenty of cold, damp, dreary weather. You’ll probably help your pet feel more comfortable by keeping the house warm, offering a fuzzy blanket, and maybe even dressing your companion up in a comfy sweater or jacket, especially when heading outdoors. But there’s one other change you might consider making this winter: … Read More »

DIY Things Your Kids Can Make for Fido

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As the holidays approach, many people are busy picking out gifts for their loved ones. Of course, many people also have their young ones at home this year. Our canine patients are thrilled about this. Why not have the kids make something for Fido? A local vet offers some suggestions in this article. Treats If … Read More »

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Is Your Cat Licking Herself Too Much?

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If you own a cat, you’ll notice that she licks herself frequently. Cats spend a lot of time grooming themselves by licking, so this behavior in and of itself isn’t abnormal. But it’s possible for a cat to lick herself too much—this is known in the veterinary world as overgrooming. Read on to find out … Read More »

Introducing Wolfenoot

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There’s a new holiday on the calendar that has the puparazzi jumping for joy. Joining the ranks of such adorable celebrations as Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day and If Pets Had Thumbs Day, we have Wolfenoot, a celebration of wolves, dogs, and anyone who has been kind to them. A local vet offers an introduction … Read More »

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