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5 Common Pet Cancers and Their Warning Signs

By |2020-05-08T17:09:26+00:00May 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Cancer—the word strikes worry and fear in the heart of any pet owner, when referring to their beloved companion. Fortunately for your furry friend, medicine has made tremendous advancements in cancer research, and a cancer diagnosis is not always an immediate death sentence, as in the past. With early detection and diagnosis, we can create [...]

How to Create a Stress-Free Holiday Season for Your Pets

By |2019-12-23T19:15:39+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Safety|

’Tis the season for parties, delicious feasts, and all things merry and bright. But, as holiday preparations get into full swing, don’t forget that your pets may not be so cheerful. From visitors, to package deliveries, and everything in between, this time of year can cause your pet undue stress and anxiety. Consider the following [...]

Back to School: Canine Training Basics

By |2019-09-25T01:00:03+00:00September 25th, 2019|Dogs|

Housetraining and basic commands like “Sit,” “Stay,” and “Come” are essential skills for your dog’s safety and your sanity. If you find yourself constantly trying to correct your dog’s bad habits with no success, consider sending her “back to school.” Whether you choose to enroll your pup in an organized class or prefer to train [...]

Is Your Pet Prepared for a Disaster?

By |2019-08-15T20:39:50+00:00August 15th, 2019|Safety|

Disaster can strike at a moment’s notice, forcing your family to shelter in your home or suddenly evacuate. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and other unexpected emergencies can separate pets from their owners, and after a disaster, displaced pets may never make it back home. Include your pet in your disaster plan so you don’t risk losing [...]

First Aid in Pet Emergencies

By |2019-07-23T17:57:57+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Safety|

If your pet requires emergency first aid, you’ll feel much more confident about handling the problem if you’re prepared, so we have compiled a list of common situations you may encounter that require pet first aid. But, first, you should be familiar with these general protocols:  Be safe — Even the sweetest of pets can [...]

7 Tips to Help Your Pet Beat the Heat this Summer

By |2019-06-23T15:34:52+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Safety|

Sunny summer days entice people and pets to get out and enjoy the weather. But when temperatures soar, we need to take extra precautions to ensure pets are safe in the heat. Here are seven tips to keep your furry friend from overheating while out in the sizzling sun. 1: Protect your pet’s paws You [...]

Don’t be a Victim: 10 Misconceptions About Heartworm Disease

By |2019-04-25T19:57:41+00:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Our veterinarians prescribe preventive medication and provide wellness recommendations because they want the absolute best for your pet, just like you do. However, there’s not enough time during your pet’s annual checkup for us to pass along all the information we would like. So, we present the following facts about heartworm disease to dispel some [...]

Pet Poisons 101: Common Household and Garden Toxins

By |2019-03-18T18:04:59+00:00March 18th, 2019|Safety|

Spring is right around the corner, and that means deep cleaning, garden planting, and lawn maintenance. Hopefully, you’ll also be able to sneak in some play time with your four-legged friend. But, be sure your pet’s curious nose stays out of any toxic substances you use to clean, fertilize, and treat your home and yard. [...]

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