Archives: General Care

  • 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 »

  • Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

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    Cats are extremely popular pets. One reason for that is because they are very easy keepers. In fact, out of all of the animals we’ve domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty is entirely self-sufficient, though. A local vet lists some of the things your furry pal requires in this article. Food Proper nutrition is the foundation of any good pet care routine. While buying Fluffy’s food isn’t … Read More »

  • How to Tell If Your Cat Is Stressed-Out

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    Cats do a really good job at hiding that they’re sick or injured. The same goes for when your cat is stressed. Like people, stress isn’t good for cats and chronic stress can even suppress your Kitty’s immune system response, leaving her at risk for a wide range of illnesses. It may take a little detective work to know if your cat is stressed, but it can be done. Read on as a veterinarian lists … 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 »