Care Tips

Microchip IDs & Cancer

Can Microchip Identification Cause Cancer? Recent stories circulating suggest that there is a link between the microchips used in identifying pets and cancer. Why is this being suspected now? Previous Presidential candidate Tommy Thompson has been quoted as being in support of the microchips in humans and there are questions about his interest in the…

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Canine Bloat: Treat & Prevent

Canine bloat, Gastric Dilitation and Volvulus, and GDV are all names for the same condition. It’s a very scary problem that comes on very fast, and requires action just as fast. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? Bloat is relatively easy to recognize. If your dog looks like it swallowed a watermelon and is lethargic, he needs…

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Food Allergies

An allergy is a condition of unusual sensitivity to a substance or substances usually protein in nature which is perceived by the body as foreign. Signs of allergies in dogs may manifest as itching and in some cases diarrhea. Food allergies account for only about 5 to 10 percent of all allergic reactions in dogs….

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Halloween Safety

The Halloween holiday can be very exciting for people and pets. Just as we keep our kids safe during this holiday, we also need to remember to keep our pets safe as well. Below are some safety tips found on the ASPCA website. Don’t leave your pet out in the yard on Halloween: There are…

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Sprayed by a Skunk?

Skunks are often coming around your home in in search of food, so if there are skunks around, you probably have lawn grubs. Get rid of the grubs and you will probably get rid of the skunks. Paul Krebaum, a chemist, invented a new more effective formula for de-skunking a dog. Mix in an open…

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Grain-Free Diets: Good or Evil?

Pet food companies have been marketing grain free diets in the past decade, and insinuate that these diets are much healthier for our pets, as though corn, wheat, and rice are harmful. Most veterinarians have been skeptical of these marketing gimmicks. They have made pet food companies a lot of money, but most veterinarians have…

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Cats Eyes

Eyes and Vision Did you know that the volume and weight of a cat’s eye in relation to that of its body is greater than that of any other mammal? The eye of the cat is situated at the front of the head, as with humans, which means that they have to turn around to…

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Heartworm Disease

In dogs, heartworm disease is a parasitic infestation that affects the heart and lungs.  Adult heartworms grow up to 10 to 12 inches in length and populate the heart and pulmonary (lung) arteries.  This population can cause lung disease and heart failure. In cats, in addition to affecting the heart and lungs, adult heartworms can grow 5 to 8…

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Collars & Harnesses

Dogs that pull excessively can put their owners at risk of injury, as well as making daily walking a chore and an annoyance. There are several options to help reduce pulling, but there is no “magic” collar/harness to stop the behavior. TRAINING, TRAINING, and more TRAINING combined with a specific collar or harness will give…

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Cat Play

Cats are intelligent and agile creatures. During play, a kitten or an adult cat makes full use of its surroundings to provide itself with mental and physical challenges. Particularly attracted to moving objects, cats investigate new things on ground level or elevated surfaces alike. Play allows a young animal to practice important life skills without…

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What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.