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Why should you vaccinate your pet?

Why should you vaccinate your pet?

You love your pet and want them to stay happy and healthy for as long as possible, which is why vaccines play such an important role in both of your lives. They not only help protect your pet from various fatal disease, but can also help protect YOU from zoonotic diseases. A zoonotic disease is one that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Rabies...

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Pet Nutrition

Pet Nutrition

Your pet’s nutritional needs regarding diet selection is critical. Stage of life, namely growth, adult maintenance and senior age diets are all important, as are prescription diets for specific medical conditions. Proper diet choices can impact many age related disease, prevention from arthritis as well as longevity of life. The recent explosion of fad diets such as raw diets, grain free diets and dozens of...

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Pet Behavior

Pet Behavior

October is a great month for animals. It’s National Animal Safety and Protection Month, and ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month – there’s even a shout-out to reptiles on Reptile Awareness Day, October 21 and cats for National Cat Day, October 29! With all of these warm and fuzzy feelings circulating in the autumn air, it’s a perfect time to take a good, hard look...

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Feline Litter Box Information

Feline Litter Box Information

FELINE LITTER BOX INFORMATION Cats are fastidiously clean. Providing a clean litter box and stress free environment encourages them to use the litter boxes in your home. Recommendations for types, location and number of litter boxes: One litter box per cat plus one Use scoopable litter; most cats prefer a fine grained, unscented litter *Litter should be about 2 inches deep to allow them to...

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Your pet’s skin: there’s a lot to cover!

Your pet’s skin: there’s a lot to cover!

Let’s make sure your pet is healthy all over. Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today! The kids are back in school, and you finally have a chance to relax. Who wants to join you? Your pet! While your snuggling with your furry friend, you may feel a bump or rash on their skin. What should you do? Your pet may have bumps. Lumps. Missing fur. A...

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Do you know the most common disease in dogs and cats?

Do you know the most common disease in dogs and cats?

Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Does your pet have it? It’s time to schedule their checkup today and find out. Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats, affecting 78% of dogs and 68% of cats over the age of three. Although most dogs and cats will develop some sort of dental disease, small dog breeds (such...

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Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane season starts June 1st Don’t wait for a storm to develop or for an evacuation to be called; now is the time to prepare for a potential disaster. Here are a few things you can do for your pet now to prepare: 1. Identify your pet. All pets should wear collars with tags that include up-to-date information including your pet’s name, your telephone number,...

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Heat Stroke

What is heat stroke? Heat stroke is a term commonly used for hyperthermia or elevated body temperature. Generally speaking, if a pet’s body temperature exceeds 103°F (39.4°C), it is considered abnormal or hyperthermic. Body temperatures above 106°F (41°F) without previous signs of illness are most commonly associated with exposure to excessive external or environmental heat and are often referred to as heat stroke. The critical...

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Microchipping

Each year, 6 to 8 million pets end up in shelters in the United States1. In fact, one in three pets will go missing during their lifetime2. With the recent flooding in Louisiana, we have experienced this on a tremendous scale. Hundreds of dogs and cats are now separated from their owners, and –  while some will find their way back to their original families...

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Flea Season



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