Archives: Dog Care

  • Walk N Roll Day

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    Did you know that our canine companions are extremely resilient? Fido can bounce back from all sorts of illnesses and injuries, even amputation and paralysis. That buoyant spirit is the reason behind National Walk n’ Roll Day, which is on September 22nd. A local vet offers some insight on this below. Beginnings National Walk n’ Roll Day exists because of one special pup, a Dachshund named Frankie, who became paralyzed after a fall. You can … Read More »

  • 5 Things To Do For Holistic Pet Day

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    Holistic Pet Day is August 30th! There is a growing awareness of the benefits of a holistic approach to health and wellness, and how it can help both pets and people. As you may know, the word holistic care incorporates the whole being: mind, body, and spirit. Many different treatments fall under the holistic umbrella, including acupuncture, nutritional healing, massage, and even sound therapies. You don’t have to choose between holistic and modern veterinary care: … Read More »

  • Yorkie Day

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    It’s Yorkie Day! These cute pups may be small, but they have big personalities and some raving fans. A veterinarian turns the spotlight on these tiny, charming pooches below. Basics The Yorkie is one of the smaller breeds out there, rarely growing over 8 inches tall. Like many other small dogs, they do have some longevity: these little guys can live up to 16 years. That’s quite a lot for a dog! As far as … Read More »

  • July 31st Is National Mutt Day

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    Happy National Mutt Day! On the 31st of this month we celebrate all the wonderful things about mixed-breed dogs. Mutts or mixed breed dogs are adorable and loyal, and they have their own unique personalities. Read on as a vet talks about National Mutt Day and why mixed breed dogs are the best dogs. Healthy Mutts You might not know it, but mixed-breed dogs are actually healthier than purebreds. That’s right: mixed-breed dogs are less … Read More »

  • How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

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    So you’ve got a dog. And now you’re wondering how to keep your dog cool in the summer. If you’re anything like us, you want your pet to be as comfortable and happy as possible. And who doesn’t want their pet to be happy? There are a lot of things that can affect your dog’s comfort level in the summertime. The temperature, humidity, and wind all have a big impact on how hot (or cold) … Read More »

  • 7 Ways To Keep Your Pet From Getting Lost

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    It’s Lost Pet Prevention Month! This is an important topic, if a sad one. As many as one in three pets are lost or stolen at some point over the course of their lives. That’s a pretty sobering statistic. While we hope all of our patients are safe and sound at home, this is one area where it definitely pays to take some precautions. Here, a vet lists some ways to keep your beloved pet … Read More »

  • 7 Ways To Keep Your Pet From Getting Lost

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    It’s Lost Pet Prevention Month! This is an important topic, if a sad one. As many as one in three pets are lost or stolen at some point over the course of their lives. That’s a pretty sobering statistic. While we hope all of our patients are safe and sound at home, this is one area where it definitely pays to take some precautions. Here, a vet lists some ways to keep your beloved pet … 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »