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Halloween’s No Treat for Pets!

Halloween’s No Treat for Pets!

Halloween is a fun, spooky and often tasty time for us—but many treats associated with Halloween can put your pet’s health at risk. Here’s seasonal food (and drink) that you should definitely keep out of paw’s reach: Chocolate can cause upset stomachs, heart arrhythmias, panting, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney failure, seizures, and…

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5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR DOG COOL THIS SUMMER!

5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR DOG COOL THIS SUMMER!

School is out, the weather is finally nice and it is time to be outside with your pets! Below are five tips to help beat the summer heat and keep your family friend happy and healthy. ONE: DON'T LEAVE YOUR DOG IN THE CAR! Never leave your pet in the…

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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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