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Helping Your Cat and Dog Get Along

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Do you have both a cat and a dog? In some cases, Fluffy and Fido bond very closely, and become BFFs. In other cases, they may fight like, well, cats and dogs. A local vet offers some tips on helping your furry pals make peace. Keep Fido Active Dogs tend to be much calmer and … Read More »

What to Make of Your Dog’s Howling

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Have you ever heard your dog howl? It’s something that many of our canine friends do, especially certain breeds like Beagles, Bloodhounds, Coonhounds, Foxhounds, Alaskan Malamutes, Dachshunds, and Huskies. But what’s behind this unique behavior? Read on to learn more about your dog’s howling and whether or not it’s a cause for concern. When Howling … Read More »

Posted In Dog Care, General Care

Choosing the Purrfect Cat Carrier

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Does your cat enjoy riding around? Chances are, the answer to that question is no. Most of our feline patients absolutely despise car rides! However, sooner or later, Fluffy will need to be transported. When she does, she should always be in a carrier. But what do you look for when picking a carrier? A … Read More »

Posted In Cat Care, General Care

Is Fido Color Blind? Understanding Your Dog’s Eyesight

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One of the best parts of dog ownership is seeing your canine friend stare up at you lovingly, waiting patiently for a belly rub or a treat. Have you ever wondered exactly how they see you? Your dog’s eyesight is different than your own—better in some ways and worse in others. But do dogs see … Read More »

Posted In Dog Care, General Care

How Your Dog Cools Himself Down

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The human body cools itself down during hot weather or vigorous exercise using one method: sweating. As the sweat on your skin evaporates, it cools you down. But your dog, of course, is covered in fur. So how do our canine companions’ bodies cool themselves in the summer months? Panting Panting is your dog’s primary … Read More »

Posted In Dog Care, General Care

National Garfield Day

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June 19th is National Garfield Day! This grumpy orange feline has won the hearts of millions with his sarcastic, unimpressed ‘purrsonality.’ A vet discusses this lasagna-loving furball below. History Were you wondering why June 19th is National Garfield Day? It’s his birthday! Back in 1978, a little orange ball of cynicism was born in the … Read More »

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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 »

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

Keeping a Senior Cat Purring

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Is your kitty aged seven or older? If so, Fluffy is officially a senior … even if she still acts like a kitten sometimes. Our feline buddies are fairly easy keepers, but they do still need love and good care to thrive. Here, a York, PA vet discusses keeping an older cat content. Napping Spots … Read More »

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