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Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! Lyme disease is a serious disease that can afflict both people and pets. As you may know, the disease is spread through ticks, which are unfortunately spreading throughout North America. Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause some very serious—and potentially life-threatening—issues, such as kidney failure and heart trouble. A … Read More »

Poison Ivy and Pets

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For humans, one of the bad parts about spending time outside during warm weather is the risk of coming into contact with poison ivy, oak, or sumac. Did you know that these plants can also affect our pets? It’s not extremely common for pets to develop a reaction to poison ivy, but it’s entirely possible. … Read More »

How to Introduce Two Dogs

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At some point or another, your dog will almost certainly meet another dog. It might be because you’re adopting a second pup to add to your family, or simply because you’re passing another dog during a walk. But in either case, you’ll want to know how to introduce two dogs properly so that everything goes … Read More »

Fun Facts About Siamese Cats

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April 6th is National Siamese Cat Day! Known for being charismatic and talkative, these cute cats have some very loyal fans. A vet lists some fun facts about these remarkable felines below. What’s In A Name? The name Siamese cat translates to wichien-matt which means “moon diamond.” That’s a purrfect moniker for these pretty cats! … Read More »

Posted In Cat Care, General

The Benefits of Antioxidants for Dogs

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You’ve definitely heard of antioxidants before. They’re found in many human foods and offer us many health benefits. The question is, do antioxidants offer those same benefits for our canine companions? The answer is yes—antioxidants are important for keeping your pup happy and healthy throughout their life. Let’s take a look at some of the … Read More »

Posted In Dog Care, General Care

Does Your Cat Have a Cold?

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Did you know that our feline friends can get their own version of colds or flus? In many cases, cats just feel a bit stuffy and tired for a few days, and then recover on their own. However, kitty colds can develop into upper respiratory infections, or URIs. These can be extremely dangerous! Senior cats … Read More »

Signs of Dental Issues in Dogs

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Have you ever had dental issues? Unless you’ve been extremely lucky in this department, you’ve probably dealt with at least a few toothaches. These issues are extremely painful, and can also be dangerous. Dental problems are also a serious issue with our canine pals. However, Fido can’t tell you his teeth hurt, so it’s important … Read More »

Caring For Your Dog’s Teeth

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Did you know that 80 percent of dogs over aged three have dental disease? This is a very serious issue for Man’s Best Friend! Dental problems are just as painful and problematic for dogs as they are for people. Doggy dental woes can really affect your pet’s health and well-being, not to mention his overall … Read More »

Household Hazards For Pets

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One of the many things we love about our four-legged companions is the fact that they are so playful and curious. However, that mischievous streak Fluffy and Fido share can get them into serious trouble. You may be surprised at how many common household items are dangerous to our furry friends! Read on as a … Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions for Confused Cats

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Happy New Year! And, to all of our feline patients, an early Happy Mew Year. (Fluffy’s holiday is actually tomorrow, January 2nd.) Today, many people will be thinking about their goals for the coming year, and making some resolutions for themselves. If cats made resolutions, what do you think they would strive for? We suspect … Read More »

Posted In Behavior, Cat Care
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