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Could Your Pet Have Diabetes?

Did you know that pets can have diabetes just like their human counterparts? It’s true! November is recognized as Pet Diabetes Month to help raise awareness around the growing number of pets that develop diabetes and how they can be cared for. Both cats and dogs can develop diabetes just like people. And once they…

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Canine Influenza is on the Rise

Dogs and humans are, unfortunately, susceptible to a myriad of diseases and illnesses, though typically these are specific to each species. But did you know that dogs can get the flu just like humans? As strange as it sounds, it’s absolutely true. In fact, canine flu (also referred to as canine influenza or CIV) has…

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The Importance of Pet Vaccinations Plus a Recommended Vaccine Schedule

It’s no secret how much you love your furry best friends. Not only do you buy them the best pet food and toys money can buy, you also let them have the best spots on the couch and in the bed, and are diligent about keeping their vaccinations up-to-date. Wait, you’re not certain if your…

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Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day is August 22nd

Did you know that August 22nd is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day? You do now! Promoted with #Cat2VetDay on social media (and referred to by some as “Take Your Cat to the Vet Day”), this date was established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners to bring attention to the importance of…

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Preventative Pet Health Care – What to Expect at an Annual Checkup

Looking after the health and wellbeing of a pet is not entirely different from looking after the health and wellbeing of yourself. Preventative care, a routine checkup performed by a veterinarian, is the most effective method of stopping diseases before they occur or detecting them early before they can do any real damage. Taking your…

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The Benefits of Microchipping

Unfortunately, all pets run the risk of becoming separated from their owners. Even when you take certain precautions, sometimes situations go beyond your control and the unexpected can happen. Next thing you know, you’re hanging up “Lost” posters on community bulletin boards and driving around for hours in search of your pet. To increase their…

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Hair of the Dog (and Cat): What You Should Know About Pet Shedding

Not a big fan of the hair your pet leaves behind on your clothes and furniture? You’re not alone. Every year millions of dollars and hours are spent trying to prevent shedding or clean up after it. If you’re looking for the secret to keeping your animal from shedding, then I have some bad news…

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Protecting Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks

The summer months bring temperate weather, longer days, and many opportunities for adventure. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when outbreaks of external parasites, namely fleas and ticks, are most prevalent. In order to prepare, there are certain precautions which every pet-parent should take. FLEAS Best recognized as dark brown, sesame seed shaped…

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Why Dental Health Is Important for Your Pet

As much as we love getting kisses from our pets, no one especially enjoys getting a whiff of Fluffy’s bad breath. What many do not realize however, is that there are more serious health implications due to this bad breath than simply being unpleasant to be around. Dental health is a crucial part of your…

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Healthy Balanced Diets

It is a universally known fact that pets require good nutrition to live long, happy lives. A more elusive fact, however, is how often and what specifically we should feed our pets. Perhaps the biggest issue here is the fact there is as big a variance in types of foods as there are types of…