Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

    June 16, 2019
    A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by.
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  • Keep Ticks and Fleas Away from Your Pet

    June 1, 2019
    I love summertime, but the worst part is by far the bugs. Bugs like fleas and ticks are most prominent during the warmer seasons and can wreak havoc on your pet if not handled properly. Fleas, for example, can swarm in masses and quickly infest your pets and home.
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  • Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet

    May 1, 2019
    Fleas and ticks are uncomfortable for pets and humans alike, and because these parasites can spread diseases and cause anemia, it is imperative that pet owners take steps to control them.
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  • Treating Seasonal Hot Spots on Pets

    April 16, 2019
    Hot spots can be uncomfortable for your pet, but how can you treat this itchy irritation? Understanding more about hot spots can help you give your pet relief whenever these sores flare up. What Are Hot Spots?
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention For Pets

    April 1, 2019
    Is your pet starting to scratch a lot? Do they seem bothered or irritated for unknown reasons? Chances are during this time of the year; your pet has encountered fleas or ticks.
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  • Knowing the Signs of Allergies in Pets

    March 16, 2019
    Allergies in pets are rarer than allergies in humans, but they can still make pets uncomfortable and severe reactions can cause grave health problems. Pet owners who recognize their pet's allergy symptoms can take steps to alleviate the discomfort and help pets lead happy, healthy lives.
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  • Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    February 16, 2019
    February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form.
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  • Tips to Keep Pets and Christmas Trees Separate

    December 16, 2018
    In many homes, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the undisputed centerpiece of holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the garlands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments are just as attractive to pets, but can be dangerous if cats and dogs decide this unusual tree is a new and fascinating toy.
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  • Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

    December 1, 2018
    Our pets are members of the family and it is only natural to want to include them on our lists for holiday shopping and gifts. But what gifts are best for your pets?
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  • Keep Your Pets Safe While Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween

    October 1, 2017
    Halloween can be an un-intentionally scary time for pets. In fact, veterinarians see many pet injuries that can be avoided this time of year.
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  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    January 1, 2017
    Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety.
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  • Caring for Pet Rabbits

    October 15, 2016
    Rabbits can be fun and engaging pets, but they require different care than dogs and cats. If you understand your pet rabbit's unique needs, however, you can provide them with the right care for a long, happy, healthy life.
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  • Caged Animal Care Tips

    September 16, 2016
    Many great pets – hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, rabbits, birds, ferrets, sugar gliders and more – can be perfectly happy and at home in the right cage. But which cage is best and how can you offer the best care to a caged pet?
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  • Getting your dog to adapt to a "lampshade" collar

    September 1, 2016
    Although you probably think of them more as a “lampshade” collar than their actual Elizabethan collar name, they serve an important purpose. E-collars are typically used to protect your pets from licking their stitches after getting spayed or neutered.
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  • Pet Care During a Weather Emergency

    July 1, 2016
    Severe weather can be a stressful, frightening time, especially for a pet that has only ever known good care and a loving, friendly home.
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  • Helping Dogs Cope With Visitors to Your Home

    April 1, 2016
    Dogs can have many different reactions to visitors, from excited piddling and jumping to fearful growling and anxiety to barking and aggression.
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  • Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

    August 1, 2015
    Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend. However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do.
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  • Symptoms of and Treating Heat Stress in Your Pets

    July 1, 2015
    Signs of heat stress are:- Heavy panting- Glazed eyes- Anxious expression- Refusal to obey commands- Rapid pulse- Unsteady, staggering gait- Vomiting- Purple tongue If your pet becomes overheated, it is a true medical emergency. Take charge.
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  • Holiday Gifts for Pets

    November 1, 2014
    Pets of all shapes, sizes, and species often become treasured members of the family, and what better way to include them in holiday celebrations than with gifts of their own?
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention Is Just As Important During The Winter Months

    November 1, 2014
    Many pet owners make the mistake of thinking that when winter begins, it is time for flea and tick prevention to end. This could not be further from the truth. Just because your pet will be spending more time indoors during the colder months doesn’t mean you stop.
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  • Detecting Allergies in Dogs

    October 1, 2014
    Man’s best friend can suffer from allergies in the same way many humans are affected by them. In fact, a wide variety of things may cause allergic reactions in dogs, and it may be difficult to pin down the exact cause in your dog.
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  • What We Need To Know About Feeding Dogs Table Scraps

    October 1, 2014
    Feeding your dog table scraps is a topic of mixed feelings in the pet community. Most vets and owners will argue that for no reason whatsoever you should feed your dog table scraps while others will claim that it’s okay in moderation. Some will even say it’s perfectly fine.
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  • How To Stop Or Minimize Excessive Shedding

    September 1, 2014
    One of the greatest hardships as a pet owner is dealing with unwanted hair in your home. Nearly every dog or cat no matter what their age sheds. Some breeds shed more than others, but all pets will do it.
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  • Summer Tips For Your Pet

    July 1, 2014
    We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too. Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat.
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  • Avoiding Accidents Inside: Urine Trouble For Pets

    July 1, 2014
    It’s a tough pill to swallow sometimes. Every pet owner has been through this scenario. You come home after a long day at work and you see that your pet has had a urine accident inside your home.
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