Archives: Dog Care

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Dog Bite Prevention Tips

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    Dog Bite Prevention Week starts April 10th. This is a very important topic! According to the CDC, there are about 4.5 million dog bites in the US every year. That works out to about 1 out of every 73 people! Because many of these bites could have been avoided, this is one area where an ounce of prevention is worth several pounds of cure. A local vet lists some ways to prevent dog bites below. … Read More »

  • Pica In Dogs

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    Have you ever come home and found that your canine pal has eaten your shoes, or chewed up your sofa? This may go beyond Fido’s natural need to chew. There’s actually a specific name for this behavior: pica. The whats, whens, and whys of pica in dogs can vary widely. A local vet offers some information on it below. Grass One of the most common forms of pica is eating grass. There are several possible … Read More »

  • Unchain A Dog Month

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    February is Unchain A Dog Month. This is one message we definitely want to help spread! Keeping a dog chained is becoming illegal in more and more places, which is one change we are happy to see. A vet offers some information on this below. A Harmful Practice Chained dogs are very vulnerable to illness, parasites, and disease. Because they are exposed to the elements, they are not only very uncomfortable, they are also susceptible … Read More »

  • Signs Of Diabetes In Pets

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    November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a very dangerous disease, one that affects both people and pets. It’s of course crucial for you to bring your furry pal to the vet every year for screenings and panels. However, it’s also good for you to know some of the signs to look for. A local vet lists some of the more common signs of diabetes below. Increased Water Consumption Diabetic pets are often continually … Read More »