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  • Canine Flu

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    Did you know that your canine companion can get the flu? In fact, there’s an outbreak going on now. Fido’s version, canine influenza virus (CIV)–also often called the dog flu—is an influenza A virus. There are several strains, but the two that are most common in the US are H3N8 and H3N2. These strains are both extremely contagious, and are the culprits behind the current outbreak. A local vet offers some information on this below. … Read More »

  • Blepping In Cats

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    Have you ever spotted your cat just sitting there with her tongue sticking out? This is officially called blepping, and is definitely adorable to see. Of course, given how complex and unique our feline pals are, you may be wondering if this is a sign that something is wrong, or just another one of Fluffy’s many adorable (and purrplexing) quirks. A local vet discusses blepping in this article. Behind The Blep There are actually a … Read More »

  • Fluffy’s Year In Review

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    Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2022, many people will be looking back over the last 12 months, and ruminating on various high and low points. Actually, our feline pals also have a few things worth recapping. A local vet lists some of them below. Dave Finds A Home The World Cup has gone to the cats! This year, two British players made headlines after befriending a stray cat at their training camp … Read More »

  • National Mutt Day – December 2nd

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    If you’ve been wondering when to celebrate the best day of the year, we have great news: it’s December 2nd – National Mutt Day! This special day was created in honor of all those wonderful mutts out there who make our lives better every single day.  Read on as a local vet talks about National Mutt Day and why mutts make great pets. All Dogs Deserve Homes Every dog deserves a home, no matter their … 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 »

  • Cognitive Decline in Senior Cats

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    Did you know that, just like people, cats can experience a decline in cognitive abilities as they age? Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) is not uncommon in senior kitties. A vet discusses this condition below. Causes There’s no one specific cause for feline CDS; it appears to be mostly age-related. About a third of kitties between the ages of 11 and 14 show at least one behavior that is associated with CDS. With cats older than … Read More »

  • Celebrating Scooby Doo

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    Ruh Roh! September 13th is Scooby Doo Day! The beloved cartoon dog has become a fixture in American pop culture, and has been exposing the nefarious dealings of malevolent, mask-wearing schemers since the late 1960’s. A vet discusses the iconic animated pooch below. Starting Out Scooby Doo, Where Are You? wasn’t exactly an immediate success. Nor was Scooby. In an early version, titled Mysteries Five, the canine star was, well, more of a dog and … Read More »

  • Cat Care Tips for the Summer Heat

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    The summer is heating up, and so are our pets. But how do cats keep cool in hot weather? Read on as a vet offers a few good tips for keeping your feline friend safe and comfortable during the sweltering months of summer. Summertime Dangers for Cats Summer is a great time to spend outside. Your cat probably loves the sun and warmth just as much as you do. But there are also some dangers … 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 »