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How to Make a First Aid kit   for your Pet!

How to Make a First Aid kit for your Pet!

Start with either a backpack or container that is durable and water proof. You may want to have a designated area where you can keep contact information/numbers of your rDVM and your information as well. Keep updated rabies/vaccine information in there too. Your dog may have specific needs to him/her,…

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Facts about Rabies

Facts about Rabies

You most likely have heard of rabies, but do you know the specifics of this disease? Do you know why in most states dogs and cats are legally required to have the rabies vaccine?  As a pet owner is it important to understand why this vaccine is so important and…

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Easter Baskets for cats!

Make your own Easter basket for your cat. Cats love greens, so why not make them a custom Easter basket with wheat grass? Wheat grass is safe for cats to eat and grows quickly. All you need is a pot, some potting soil, cellophane wrap and wheat grass seeds. The…

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Dakota is the patient of the month!

Dakota is the patient of the month!

1. How did you come to live with your humans? Did you join them as a puppy or kitten or were you adopted as an adult? I came to my Mummy as an 8-week-old pup, but was already well-traveled by then: I was conceived in Europe (my Dad was a…

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Bloodwork and your pet!

Bloodwork and your pet!

Why bloodwork is an important part of your pet’s healthcare plan. When is bloodwork needed? During sick exams or visits. Bloodwork can help determine the cause of your pet’s illness. As a pre-anesthetic screening. Bloodwork helps us determine if it is safe for your pet to undergo anesthesia. If we…

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My dog is limping, why?

My dog is limping, why?

Dogs can become lame or limp for a various number of reasons. Unlike when we hurt ourselves though, they can’t tell us how they injured themselves or where it hurts. That is why taking your pet to your veterinarian when you see limping is important. Of course, there are different…

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Peeing outside the box? Litterbox tips for cats

Peeing outside the box? Litterbox tips for cats

Peeing outside the box? 5 tips to avoid urinary problems in cats. One of the most common complaints we get from cat owners is that their cat is peeing outside the litter box. Inappropriate urination can be a sign of serious health problems in cats. So how do you know…

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Pancreatitis, what is it?

Pancreatitis, what is it?

WHAT IS PANCREATITIS? The pancreas is a very important organ that is located on the right side of the abdomen next to the stomach. The pancreas produces enzymes to help break down food and hormones such as insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar. These enzymes are activated when food is…

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Dental Health for your Pet!

Dental Health for your Pet!

Introduction: Dental health is extremely important!  Dental problems can cause other health issues or be caused by underlying diseases. This is why having a yearly check-up for your pet is important. Your pet's mouth, gums and teeth will be checked for early signs of dental issues. Oral Health: As your…

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What is Leptospirosis?

What is Leptospirosis?

You might be thinking, what is leptospirosis and how does it affect me or my pet? Let me explain.   Leptosporosis is a life threatening disease that your pet can acquire from the environment. The bacteria that causes the disease is called Leptospira, and it can be spread through contaminated…

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