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Flea and Tick Prevention

May 9, 2017

10 Facts About Flea and Ticks

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April is National Heartworm Awareness Month

April 19, 2017
By Lindsey Gambler Heartworm is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and all around the world. The most common household pet infected with heartworms is dogs. What exactly is a heartworm you ask? A heartworm is a foot-long worm that lives in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels [...]

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Pet Dental Care

February 9, 2017
  The Importance of Pet Dental Care Dental care for pets is just as important as it is for people! Dental care for your pet is extremely important. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats and is entirely preventable. Here are a few facts about dental pain and [...]

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Keeping Your Pet Safe at Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016
Thanksgiving Foods Harmful To Your Pets While it’s wonderful to include your pets in your holiday traditions, it’s important to remember that our canine companions cannot indulge in the same feasts that we prepare for ourselves. Some of the common Thanksgiving foods that fill our plate can actually be very dangerous for your pooch to [...]

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Love is Ageless: Adopting Senior Pets

November 1, 2016

Benefits of Adopting Senior Pets November is National Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, and local animal shelters are full of animals of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and ages. Senior pets are frequently the most difficult to place. Though they are typically more than seven years of age, there are many benefits to adopting a senior pet. Most senior […]

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Happy Cat Month

September 16, 2016

10 Ways To Keep Your Cat Happy Here are 10 ways to keep your cat happy and occupied: 1. Provide toys. One of the easiest ways to make a cat happy is with a new toy. Not all toys have to be store bought. Paper sacks, wadded up paper and empty boxes will entertain cats […]

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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

August 19, 2016

The Importance of Regular Pet Checkups

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I Hate Ticks!

July 26, 2016
I went for a walk with my pet. Now what? The warm summer months lead to spending more time outside, which potentially results in more tick exposure. Many ticks harbor co-infections, meaning that they carry more than one disease such as Lyme disease. Did you know that only about 5% of dogs exposed will develop [...]

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May 13, 2016

Advantages of Pet Microchipping National Pet ID Week – April 17-23, 2016 Have you considered microchipping your pet? In a study of more than 7,700 stray animals at animal shelters, only 22% of dogs and less than 2% of cats that were not microchipped were reunited with their owners. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs […]

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International Assistance Dog Week

April 20, 2016

International Guide Dog Day – April 27, 2016   This week is International Assistance Dog Week, a week dedicated to recognizing all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs that help individuals mitigate their disability related limitations. The goal of the week is to: recognize and honor assistance dogs, raise awareness and educate the public about assistance […]

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