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Dog Bite Prevention

     Recently, we honored dog bite prevention week because dog bites pose a serious health risk to our communities. More than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites, according to the Centers for Disease Control. At least half of those bitten are children.      Why do dogs bite? Dogs bite for a variety of reasons, but most commonly as a reaction to something. It is important to remember that any dog can bite: big or small, male or...

Posted by on May 18, 2018

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Forgetting Feline Friends

            Why is it that cats make up the majority of household pets in America, but dogs are seen more at veterinary clinics? Many people have the misconception that cats take care of themselves, but they rely on us for more than just food, water and shelter. Their emotional and physical needs are just as important. Many people consider their cat as a member of the family; however, some cats are strictly barn cats and live outdoors. Even these can need healthcare, too. Our goal is to make owners aware of the importance of...

Posted by on May 14, 2018

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Know Your Four Legged Laws

                With summer approaching, we think about vacations, which many times include taking furry family members too.  Often, this includes a road trip and when you take your pets, you should be aware of the laws and the safety of your pet while traveling. One of the most important and potentially dangerous things you can do is driving while distracted.  Everyone knows you should never text while driving, but have you ever thought of your pet as a distraction?  Anytime you travel in a vehicle with your pet, they should...

Posted by on May 7, 2018

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Why is My Pet Shedding?

Spring, for many people, is the beginning of good things to come. We look forward to more sunshine, nicer weather, picnics and fun. What we don’t look forward to is picking up tons of hair from our shedding pets. No matter what breed or kind of pet you have, shedding is a normal daily event, and in areas that have seasons, pets “blow their coat” starting in spring.             Shedding is a continuous process. Pets lose their winter coats in the spring when it is replaced by a shorter, lighter one. In the fall, this cycle is...

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018

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What you need to know about Lyme disease!

While the infection we know today as Lyme disease has been around for at least a century, public awareness and confusion didn’t really occur until the late 1980s. Media exposure of this infection virtually exploded, leaving the public with some basic knowledge and concern about this infection as it pertains to themselves and their dogs. The canine experience of Lyme disease is very different from the human infection; however, both species get the disease from the deer tick. Deer ticks are the largest transmitter of Lyme disease...

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

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