Archives: General Care

  • Choosing Safe Dog Toys

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    December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. This is definitely a timely topic for us. Our furry patients will be getting a lot of new playthings in their stockings this month! However, while one would like to think that any products made for Fido are guaranteed to be safe, that just isn’t the case. A local vet offers some helpful tips on choosing safe toys below. Materials One of the issues with toy safety is … Read More »

  • National Cat Lovers Month

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    If you’re a cat lover, this is the month for you! From December 1st to the 31st, we’ll be celebrating National Cat Lovers Month. That means it’s time to get out your whiskers and celebrate all things feline. So what if you don’t own a pet? This is still the perfect time of year to learn more about these wonderful creatures and perhaps adopt one yourself! Read on as a local vet talks about cats … Read More »

  • Tips on Keeping Your Dog Safe During Thanksgiving

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    Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and eat lots of food, but it’s important to keep your dog safe during the holiday. Read on as a local vet offers some tips on keeping your dog safe during Thanksgiving. Doggie Dangers Pet owners should be aware of the dangers that may be present in their homes during the holiday, including leftovers with bones (which can cause choking), and cleaning products that are toxic … Read More »

  • National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

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    November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and you guessed it -just like humans, pets can get cancer too. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death in older dogs and cats, so it’s important that we have the best resources available for the prevention and treatment of this disease. Read on as a local vet talks about National Pet Cancer Awareness Month and things you can do to lower your pet’s risk of … Read More »

  • What Dog Is Best for an Apartment?

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    We know what you’re thinking: “I love dogs, but I live in an apartment. How can I possibly have a dog?” Well, we’ve got good news for you! You can totally have a dog in your apartment, and it doesn’t have to be a small breed! Read on as a local vet talks about which dogs are best to have if you live in an apartment. Apartment Living With a Dog When you live in … Read More »

  • Which Small Pet Is the Friendliest?

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    Having a small pet (also called pocket pets) is one of the greatest joys in life. If you’re thinking about getting one, you want to make sure that it’s friendly and will be a good fit for your lifestyle. Read on as a local vet talks about the different kinds of pocket pets and which of these cutie pies is the friendliest. Which Pocket Pet Is Right for You? When you have a small pocket … Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Eye Problems In Cats

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    Our feline buddies have strikingly beautiful eyes. Cats’ eyes can be many different colors, from green to orange to blue. Fluffy never has brown eyes, but her peepers can be copper, dichroic, or odd-colored. Of course, kitties are susceptible to many of the same types of eye problems as humans can develop. A local vet discusses some common ones in this article. Common Issues Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is not uncommon in kitties. This 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 »