Archives: General Care

  • Spotlight On Fire Dogs

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    Today, October 1st, is National Fire Pup Day. Man’s Best Friend has held many different jobs throughout history. Fido has been a shepherd, guardian, tracker, and guide, to name just a few. However, fire dogs definitely rank up there with the best and bravest of our canine companions. A vet shines the spotlight on fire dogs in this article. The Dalmatian As you probably know, the Dalmatian is the breed most often found in firehouses. … Read More »

  • Meet The Pug

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    Our canine companions come in all shapes and sizes. Big, small, sleek, fluffy, we love them all! One of the most beloved and unique-looking pooches is the pug. Fido’s adorable face and expressive eyes have definitely earned him some fans! A veterinarian discusses the pug below. History Pugs were originally bred as companion dogs for ancient Chinese nobles, including several Emperors. As one might expect, being the Emperor’s favorite pet is a pretty sweet deal. … Read More »

  • Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

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    Do you have an orange kitty? If so, you may want to give your feline buddy a special treat: It’s Ginger Kitty Appreciation Day! Our feline pals come in all sorts of colors and patterns, and we think they’re all super cute. However, ginger cats definitely have some raving fans! A local vet discusses these miniature lions below. Boys Club When you see or meet a new ginger cat, the odds are your new feline … Read More »

  • Feline Folklore

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    Kitties are very mysterious little furballs, who have certainly gathered more than their fair share of myths and legends. In fact, for a cute, innocent-looking pet, Fluffy has amassed a rather impressive collection of urban—and rural—legends. A local vet lists a few of them below. Cat Goddesses Our feline friends have been associated with several different goddesses. The most well-known may be Egypt’s Bastet, who was often depicted in feline form. The ancient Greeks had … Read More »

  • What to Know About Grain-Free Dog Food

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    You’ve probably heard about grain-free or gluten-free products over the past few years. They’ve gained a lot of popularity recently, and grain-free products have found their way into the pet food world, too. But is a grain-free diet right for your dog? Let’s take a closer look at what grain-free means and whether or not it’s the right choice for your pet.  What is grain-free dog food?  Grain-free dog food is just what it sounds … Read More »

  • Celebrating the Sheltie

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    Did you know that today, June 1st, is International Sheltie Day? Shelties are really cute pups, and they deserve a day in the Spotlight. They are descended from the Rough Collie, and originated from the Shetland Isles, which are also known for being the home of the adorable Shetland pony. A local veterinarian discusses the Sheltie in this article. Basics The Sheltie belongs to the AKC Herding Group. Like the other herding dogs, the Sheltie … Read More »

  • Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Sneezing

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    Just like you, your dog sneezes sometimes. Most often, it’s simply because small particles of dust, dirt, grass, or other materials make their way into the nasal passages—your dog uses their nose to explore the world, after all. But what happens if your dog sneezes frequently, or won’t stop sneezing? Here are some of the most common reasons that dogs sneeze:  Play Sneezing Did you know that most dogs sneeze when they’re playing? Whether your … Read More »

  • 4 Steps to Protect Your Pet Against Rabies

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    The word “rabies” tends to conjure up some frightening images in the mind’s eye. Rabies is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted from animals to humans. That makes it particularly dangerous. Luckily, rabies has been all but eliminated in the United States, and many other parts of the world, because of modern vaccination and wild animal control measures. Even so, you’ll still need to take the proper precautions to make sure your … Read More »

  • Professional Pet Sitters Week

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    The first week of March is International Pet Sitters Week! This event was founded by PSI, the world’s biggest professional pet sitters organization. While your faithful dog would love to go everywhere with you, that just isn’t always possible. And, while many people have been working from home this year, there are still times that people need to leave their pups in the care of others. A local vet discusses pet sitting below. Benefits of … Read More »

  • Understanding the Puppy Teething Process

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    Aside from protecting the sofa legs from your puppy’s incessant chewing, there’s not a whole lot to do while your new pet is going through the teething process. Knowing the details of teething is a good idea, though. That way, you know what your puppy is going through and when, and you can let your vet know right away if something seems amiss.  Newborn Puppies Just like human babies, puppies are born with no teeth. … Read More »