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Caring for Your Senior Pet

How to support your friend through their golden years. Based on an article that first appeared atThe Drake Center Would you wait seven years to get a physical check-up from your doctor? Most of us wouldn’t and our pets shouldn’t, either—especially as they get older. On average, pets age seven times faster than people. This…

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How to Enjoy an Outdoor Event Safely with Your Pet

Tips for keeping your pet safe and happy at outdoor events Based on an article that first appeared at Genius Vets Summertime is near and social events are popping up everywhere! With Pride Month festivities in full swing this weekend and plenty of other outdoor activities on the calendar this season, it’s a great time to…

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Recognizing and Managing Pain in Your Pet

Pain is a clinically significant symptom that can adversely affect an animal’s quality of life—and the first step in treating it is recognizing and acknowledging it. Our pets share the same anatomical and biochemical pain pathways that we do; therefore, we can expect their level of discomfort with certain conditions to be similar to ours. Unfortunately,…

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Itching, Licking, and Sneezing – oh my!

An overview of pet allergies. Based on an article that first appeared at Lonestar Animal Hospital Your pets can suffer from allergies just like you can! Allergies can be frustrating to pet owners: persistent scratching, chewing, or licking can lead to skin infections, open sores, and discomfort for your pet. It’s important to learn what is causing…

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Caring for Your Pet Before and After Surgery

So your pet needs surgery? We know it’s stressful to think of your dog or cat undergoing surgery, but know your veterinarian wouldn’t recommend it if they didn’t think it was necessary. You’re probably familiar with so-called “routine” surgeries like spaying/neutering and some dental procedures (however, it should be noted that each patient and each surgical procedure is unique). Then there are the urgent surgeries related to…

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The Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Puppies and kittens sure are cute, but every year millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens, are euthanized. Spaying and neutering prevents unwanted litters, helps protect against some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct. We believe in compassionate dog care and therefore are…

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3 Important Facts About Heartworms

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month! Are your pets protected? Here’s what you need to know. 1. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos. Heartworms are long, spaghetti-like parasites that live in the heart or pulmonary arteries. These worms cause disease by clogging the heart and major blood vessels, resulting in reduced blood supply to other organs,…

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Spring Forward, Parasites Back: How to Prevent Dog Fleas and Ticks!

Ahhh, Spring. With the scent of flowers lingering in the air, the temperatures beginning to rise, and wildlife beginning to emerge from their winter dens, this season is full of promise. But you know what else spring is full of? Fleas and ticks. Just like everything else, fleas and ticks thrive in the warmer weather….

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Get the Scoop: What Your Pet’s Poop is Telling You

We know it can be an icky subject to talk about- but there is a lot about your pet’s stool that can be an indicator of their health. Not only is it important to monitor what goes into their body, but it is also necessary to keep an eye on what’s coming out. NORMAL POOP…

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Top 5 Springtime Hazards

Seasonal hazards your pet should avoid. Spring has sprung, and with the change of season comes new activities, and new chances for your pet to get into some things that could potentially make them ill. To help protect your pet, we’ve listed the Top 5 Spring Time Hazards you should be aware of. #1 Easter Chocolate: It…

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