Pet Health

How to care for your “good old” pets

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine and care, pets are living longer than ever before. Cats and dogs enter their senior years at the age of 7, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. As your furry friends age, they need extra care to help them live their best life. Here are quick tips for…

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Keep Fido fit: Exercising your dog in the dog days of summer

The dog days of summer are just around the corner. Hot, sticky, humid. Nothing sounds better than kicking back in the air conditioning with a cold drink in hand. But not so fast! Did you know that up to 50% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight? And just like people, overweight pups are at…

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Spring health check!

Are you doing these things to keep your pet healthy? We hope all of our customers are taking good care during this time – and that includes the furry ones. With everything that’s going on right now, it’s easy to lose track of Fido’s nail trimmings or flea medication. But just like with humans, maintaining…

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Protect Your Pet From These 8 Backyard Hazards

Are you doing these things to keep your pet healthy? We hope all of our customers are taking good care during this time – and that includes the furry ones. With everything that’s going on right now, it’s easy to lose track of Fido’s nail trimmings or flea medication. But just like with humans, maintaining…

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Staying home? Here’s how to keep your pet happy and healthy

Are you doing these things to keep your pet healthy? We hope all of our customers are taking good care during this time – and that includes the furry ones. With everything that’s going on right now, it’s easy to lose track of Fido’s nail trimmings or flea medication. But just like with humans, maintaining…

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Pet Allergies By The Numbers

Watery eyes? Itchy skin? Sneezing? No, not you. YOUR PET! Just like humans, cats and dogs can have allergies to foods, bug bites and more. Here’s what you need to know about common allergies and how you can provide relief to your furry friend.   7 signs your pet might have allergies 1. Wheezing, coughing or snoring…

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How to give your pet a healthy diet

Just like humans, pets need a balanced diet to live a full, healthy life. But what does that look like? Should they eat table food? How many treats? And what’s all this about grain-free foods. Today on the blog, our veterinarians answer your most frequently asked questions. You asked: What should I look for when…

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Ick! Ticks!

Warm weather brings ticks and this summer may bring a bumper crop, say the experts. So here are some facts you should know: TICKS carry many diseases such as Lyme Disease & Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; both can infect pets & people. Illnesses from ticks can cause fever, anemia, paralysis, lameness & more. Infected pets…

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Some Plants and Mulches Pose Big Threats to Pets

Cocoa bean mulch, found in many garden centers, looks pretty and smells like chocolate but it can seriously harm—even kill—your dog! Dogs, like humans, are attracted to it but the cocoa bean shells contain two compounds highly toxic to dogs—theobromine and caffeine—also found in chocolate. The risk to your pet depends on his or her size,…

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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

While there are dangers lurking for pets during the holiday season, some are greater than others, and some dangers have actually been exaggerated. So here’s the scoop on some holiday threats to your pets.   Toxic Treats & Foods The foods listed below can be toxic or life threatening to your pets.  They can cause…

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