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  • Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

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    Cats are extremely popular pets. One reason for that is because they are very easy keepers. In fact, out of all of the animals we’ve domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty is entirely self-sufficient, though. A local vet lists some of the things your furry pal requires in this article. Food Proper nutrition is the foundation of any good pet care routine. While buying Fluffy’s food isn’t … Read More »

  • Is Fostering Pets Right For You?

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    May is National Foster Care Month! Many of our furry patients are former fosters, or foster fails. Fostering fills a crucial gap for pets that need growth, healing, training, and/or socialization before they can be put up for adoption. If you’re an animal lover, you may want to consider fostering. This can be a very rewarding and enriching experience! Of course, this isn’t going to be right for everyone. A vet lists some things to … Read More »

  • Popular Plants That Are Toxic To Cats

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    Have you ever brought a plant home, only to find your feline buddy immediately started gnawing on its leaves? Cats are carnivores, but they do enjoy some greens and fiber now and then. Unfortunately, kitties don’t know what is and isn’t safe for them. Quite a few popular houseplants are actually toxic to Fluffy. A local vet lists a few plants for cat owners to avoid in this article. Lily This one is particularly concerning … Read More »

  • Dog Bite Prevention Tips

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    Dog Bite Prevention Week starts April 10th. This is a very important topic! According to the CDC, there are about 4.5 million dog bites in the US every year. That works out to about 1 out of every 73 people! Because many of these bites could have been avoided, this is one area where an ounce of prevention is worth several pounds of cure. A local vet lists some ways to prevent dog bites below. … Read More »

  • Signs Of Arthritis In Cats

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    Just like people, cats can be prone to developing arthritis as they age. This painful condition develops when the tendons and ligaments that cushion and connect Fluffy’s bones get worn out. Over time, they can thin and lose elasticity, causing a lot of pain and discomfort. While arthritis isn’t curable, it can be managed. However, treatments may be more successful if the issue is caught and addressed early. Here are some signs to watch for: … Read More »

  • Pica In Dogs

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    Have you ever come home and found that your canine pal has eaten your shoes, or chewed up your sofa? This may go beyond Fido’s natural need to chew. There’s actually a specific name for this behavior: pica. The whats, whens, and whys of pica in dogs can vary widely. A local vet offers some information on it below. Grass One of the most common forms of pica is eating grass. There are several possible … Read More »

  • Cute Cat Breeds You Probably Never Heard Of

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    Did you know that there are a few organizations dedicated to cat breeds? Interestingly, they differ on how many breeds they recognize.The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) allows 44, while The International Cat Association recognizes 71. They’re all pretty adorable! In this article, a local vet introduces a few you may not be familiar with. Highlander A cross between the Desert Lynx and the Jungle Curl, the Highlander first clawed her way into our hearts back … Read More »

  • Updated COVID Protocols

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    If you or anyone in your immediate family is feeling sick or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 we ask that you reschedule/postpone any nonemergent appointments. If you have an emergency, please have a healthy family member transport your pet to their appointment.

  • February Is Dog Training Education Month

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    Have you recently adopted a puppy? That’s great news! Now that your little fella has settled in, have you started to notice his penchant for chewing on things, like slippers and couch cushions? When this happens, a little dog training can go a long way towards keeping your home intact and keeping little Fido out of trouble. In recognition of Dog Training Education Month, here are a few tips on how to train your pup. … Read More »

  • Kneading In Kitties

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    Have you recently adopted a kitten? Congratulations! Your tiny pet will probably have you wrapped around that little paw in no time. Kittens are beyond cute. They’re also a bit of a handful. One thing you may find yourself dealing with quite a bit over the next few months is little Fluffy’s habit of kneading, or making biscuits, as it is sometimes called. What’s that all about? A vet looks into this cute—and somewhat painful—habit … Read More »