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Pet Nutrition: What Kind of Food, How Much, and How Often?

October 3, 2017

“What kind of food, how much, and how often?”These three questions are the ones that most clients hesitate to answer. There is usually a long pause followed by a hesitant “uuuhhh, dry, a scoop and twice a day?” Many clients don’t seem to like to answer questions about what they feed their pets, especially dog […]

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Why a Heartworm Preventative is Essential for Your Pet

September 26, 2017

Why Your Pet Needs a Heartworm Preventative Do you give your dog heartworm preventative?  How about your cat?  Do you want to know why this is important?  Read on! When we think of “worms,” we mostly think of intestinal worms; we diagnose those by sending a stool sample to the laboratory.  Heartworms are different; they […]

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Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

July 18, 2017
Is Spaying/Neutering Your Pet Right For You? When it comes to spaying and neutering our pets, owners have many different opinions. Some feel that they are taking away the “manhood” of their male pets, and some owners feel that their ladies should be able to have babies of their own before being fixed. The truth [...]

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Are Retractable Leashes Safe?

June 28, 2017
By Dr. Nina Beyer A lot of people use retractable leashes! For years, they've been very popular. Speaking as a veterinarian, though, I wish they'd never been invented. Wanna know why? First, they give your dog the wrong message. When he pulls against the leash, he is able to move further away from you. He [...]

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Dog Park Etiquette

June 12, 2017
What Is Proper Dog Park Etiquette? The idea behind dog parks is wonderful; they're safely fenced-in places for your dog to run and play with other dogs. But sometimes the experience is not what you expected, usually because someone hasn't used good judgment. So, let's think about what good dog park etiquette would be. Only [...]

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Pet Dental Care

February 9, 2017
  Dental care for pets is just as important as it is for people! Dental care for your pet is extremely important. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats and is entirely preventable. Here are a few facts about dental pain and disease so you can make an [...]

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Keeping Your Pet Safe at Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016
Here are the 5 Thanksgiving foods that your dog should avoid: While it’s wonderful to include your pets in your holiday traditions, it’s important to remember that our canine companions cannot indulge in the same feasts that we prepare for ourselves. Some of the common Thanksgiving foods that fill our plate can actually be very [...]

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Love is Ageless

November 1, 2016
Adopting a Senior Pet November is National Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, and local animal shelters are full of animals of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and ages. Senior pets are frequently the most difficult to place. Though they are typically more than seven years of age, there are many benefits to adopting a senior pet. Most senior animals [...]

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Happy Cat Month

September 16, 2016
Happy Catember! In case you didn’t know, September is Happy Cat Month. This was created by the CATalyst Council to improve cat wellness by focusing on happiness. Studies have been shown that a happy cat is a healthier cat. Providing opportunities for your cat to act on these feline instincts is a core component of [...]

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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

August 19, 2016
When Has Your Cat Last Seen the Vet? In case you didn’t mark your calendar, August 22nd is Take Your Cat to the Vet Day and it is a great time to remind everyone about the importance of preventive care. You wouldn’t dream of skipping your kids’ doctor appointments, so why should your cat’s veterinary [...]

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