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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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Itchy, Itchy, Itchy

                  Why are pets so itchy lately?  That seems to be the most frequent question asked over the past 3 weeks and will most likely continue until November or December.  More often than not, the itching is related to allergies.  Allergies to what you may ask?  That is the million dollar question.  General allergies are some of the most frustrating disorders for owners and doctors to diagnose, treat and manage.  It obviously is difficult at home to listen and watch your dog (and cats too) scratch, thump, lick,...

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016

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Helping Children Deal With the Loss of a Pet

From the goldfish won at a school carnival that did not make it home alive to the hamster that escaped from his cage and was never seen again. If it is time for the cat or dog that has been in the family for years to now take a final trip to the veterinarian’s, the death of a pet can be a wrenching experience for a child.  Though the death of a pet can be a sad and perhaps scary experience for a child, it is also a chance for parents to set a model for grief and death. For most children, this will be the first time they...

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016

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