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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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Is your pet getting the right nutrition?

Is your pet getting the right nutrition?

While the holiday season consists of enjoying various treats and goodies, the new year has many of us reassessing our diet and health goals. The same goes for your pet’s nutrition. Now is a good time to consider if their food fits their needs.  Here are three important factors to keep in mind when talking to a veterinarian about your…

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Protect Your Pet From Winter Weather

Protect Your Pet From Winter Weather

All Midwesterners know that while the holiday season is full of joy and cheer, it further marks the start of colder temperatures and Iowa winters. It also means pet owners need to know how to best protect their furry friends from the dangers of harsh winter elements. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you and your pets have a…

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Caring for Your Diabetic Pet During the Holiday Season

Caring for Your Diabetic Pet During the Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner, and although joyous, they can be quite stressful for you and your pet, leading to not-so-healthy food habits. With the change in routines and being around friends and family members who might not understand your pet’s unique needs, managing your pet’s diabetes can be challenging this time of year. Here are a few…

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Keep Your Pet Active This Fall

Keep Your Pet Active This Fall

Your lifestyle probably looks a little different this year than it has in the past. Wrenches thrown in your routine, like working from home or e-learning, can impact your activity level – as well as your pet’s. As the weather starts to get cooler, walks with your dog or activities with your cat may start to get shorter. While gaining…

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Debunking the Flea and Tick Myth

Debunking the Flea and Tick Myth

Did you know that although flea and tick risk is lower during colder months, you should continue to serve your pet flea and tick preventatives all year long? A common misconception among many pet owners is that because it’s cold outside, fleas and ticks can’t survive. However, the change in temperature means these pests are eager to find ways to…

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