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Is your pet microchipped?

Is your pet microchipped?

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) declared August 15 as National Check the Chip Day to remind pet owners around the nation the importance of getting your pet microchipped and keeping those chips up to date!  A big misconception about microchipping your pet is that the chips are public GPS trackers, locating your every move. However, that could not be…

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Summer Activities For Your Senior Pup

Summer Activities For Your Senior Pup

The long-awaited summer season is finally here and with it comes opportunities for fun activities with your senior pup! Yes, even older pups need exercise and entertainment to stay healthy and happy. Instead of leaving your aging dog indoors while enjoying the summer weather, consider these modified exercises and activities! Walking Go on shorter, more frequent walks. Even if the…

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Show Your Cats Some Love

Show Your Cats Some Love

It’s true cats can be independent in nature, but they can also be as affectionate and loving as any pet out there! As many of us (and about a million other cat ladies in the world) know, there’s nothing better than receiving a playful purr or snuggly head butt from your best feline friend, especially after a long day of…

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My Dog Has Fleas – Now What?

My Dog Has Fleas – Now What?

Call us! Although fleas may only seem like a nuisance to your pup, these pests multiply quickly, bite frequently, and cause itchy bumps and welts on your dog’s skin, leading them to over-scratch, and cause infections and serious health issues.  When checking for fleas look for flea dirt (aka flea feces) in your dog’s coat by briskly combing or rubbing…

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Getting Your Pet’s Bloodwork

Getting Your Pet’s Bloodwork

Our pets get sick and they can also act a little odd, more so than normal. A common blood test can tell us a lot about what is going on with our pets internally. In the case of an eye or ear infection, a diagnosis is generally straight forward. There are some cases however that require a more in depth…

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Watch Out for These Easter Pet Hazards!

Watch Out for These Easter Pet Hazards!

Hunting plastic eggs full of chocolate, beautifully fragrant lilies abound, and ham falling-off-the-bone. For humans, these are just a few of the simple joys that Easter brings! For pets, these pleasures pose a significant danger. While you’re preparing for this special day, be sure to be eggs-tra careful of the hazards this holiday can bring to your dog or cat.…

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Signs of Lyme Disease in Dogs

Signs of Lyme Disease in Dogs

Spring and summer are right around the corner and if your dog is anything like all of us, they are itching to stretch their legs and run outside for some exercise and adventure! Before you let your dog roam around in tall grass or wooded areas, it’s important to protect them from Lyme disease and to know the signs and symptoms your pet might have been infected.

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Tips for Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

Tips for Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

Today kicks off the start of Pet Dental Care Month! Our furbabies deserve nothing but the best including healthy mouths, and happy smiles. One way you can help them maintain their overall well-being is brushing their teeth. Both the VCA and the American Kennel Club agree that brushing your pet’s teeth will clean away the plaque that leads to bad…

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