Summertime and the Living is Flea Free!

Spending more time outdoors with your furry friend? Don’t forget the flea and tick preventative! Summertime pests aren’t just annoying, they can make you both sick. Fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of Lyme disease, typhus and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. They both hitch…

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7 Summer Safety Tips for Your Pet

Temperature climbing? Feeling sweaty? Because dogs primarily pant rather than sweat, they are much more sensitive to heat than humans are. Help your fur-covered friend stay safe with these tips. Never leave your pet in the car on warm or sunny summer days. Even with a window cracked on a 70o day,…

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Camping with Your Best Bud? Read This!

For a lot of people, traveling and camping with their dog is one of the best things about summer. While heading into the great outdoors with Fido can be a lot of fun, it’s important to be aware of the dangers and take precautions. Safe transport. Depending on where your pet…

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Fall Hazards Around Your Home

As we are getting back into our fall routines and school time, it’s a good idea to be aware of some of the seasonal dangers your pet might encounter. We have put together a list of some of the most common risks to pets that may be in your home:…

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It’s Cold & Flu Season for Your Dog, Too!

Just like people, dogs can get canine influenza (CIV) and colds—and also just like people, there are social individuals who are at greater risk of contracting the virus: dogs that interact with other dogs at daycare, grooming, dog parks, or who are regularly groomed. These risks can also be increased…

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The Back Yard Threat

There are very few diseases you can get directly from your pet, but one of them is especially easy to contract: leptospirosis, a highly contagious illness spread through the urine of infected wildlife. Dogs don’t even need to make contact with wildlife to get the disease—simply drinking water or ingesting…

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Spring into the Season—Safely!

It’s been a long winter, but spring is finally on the way. Here are a few tips to make sure your pet stays safe as the weather changes and you start getting out more. Avoid mushrooms. Many poisonous mushrooms look like edible mushrooms and can make your pet very ill.…

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The Truth About Runny Poo

Several factors can contribute to a sudden change in stool quality. Aside from illness or stress-related factors, reasons can include dietary indiscretions (sudden changes in diet, new treats or table scraps, getting into trash or eating toys, etc.) or parasites. It is important to contact your veterinarian right away if…

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Sneezing. Itching. Wheezing. It’s That Time of Year Again.

Spring is prime time for pet allergies and did you know that, just like you, pets can have adverse reactions to the environment? Have you noticed your pet itching more as the weather warms? Maybe you’ve watched your best friend wheezing or suffering through a runny nose this time of…

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Prevention is Your Pet’s Best Defense

With warmer weather already starting to sneak in and the crocuses and cherry blossoms beginning to emerge, it means it’s time to talk fleas and ticks. Contrary to popular opinion, these pests aren’t just annoying. Fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of many harmful conditions, including…

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