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The Right Stuff: Imparting Acceptable Dog Behavior

Committed, steadfast, compassionate animal lovers tend to wonder and worry about the current trend in animal shelter numbers. How is it possible that so many animals that once had a place to call home, later found themselves at a shelter, surrendered by their owners?

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Parvo in Dogs: The Virus You Need to Know About

No pet owner wants their beloved furry friend to contract a potentially deadly disease; and even less so if that disease is preventable. Parvovirus is not a new dog disease, but is one that is seeing a resurgence, especially in the Southern states where a new strain is thriving. Pet owners everywhere need to know…

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Plump Pets: Why Pet Obesity is Problematic

If you look in most pet cupboards or pantries, you will like find an array of tasty treats or, perhaps, an assortment of people food earmarked for the family dog in the fridge. It’s understandable that we want the best for our pets, but the ‘best’ may be hindering our pet’s health and creating a…

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Avoiding Pet Emergencies Through Preventive Care

Each year, many of us make our routine doctor’s appointments or the annual “check-up”. During this exam, we often are weighed, our blood pressure is taken, and other standard tests we have come to expect are included. While it may not be the most exciting of things to attend to, we do it because we…

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The Importance of Establishing a Baseline to Maintain Pet Health

During our pet’s younger years and throughout much of his or her adult life, we may see only the high energy, excitable, and healthy pet that we’ve come to know and love. We may not consider why keeping tabs on our pet at this life stage is so important to lifelong pet health. However, it…

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Hit The Road: Pet Travel Tips

Spring break and summer vacations are right around the corner and, while many dogs enjoy car rides, some pets may be apprehensive about road trips or airplane travel. Bringing your best pal along can have joyful results (so many new smells!), but there are numerous important – and mandatory – pre-requisites to safe, positive pet…

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How Pet Laser Therapy Can Alleviate Pain and Speed Up Recovery

New advancements in post-operative recovery, pain management, and treatment options for age-related conditions have enhanced traditional treatment options and encouraged faster healing. Cold laser therapy is one such technology that has had incredible benefits where we once relied on scalpel surgery and medication alone. While laser therapy may sound a little “sci-fi”, many pet owners…

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The Clear View: The Truth About Pet Poisonings

The common combination of a pet’s insatiable curiosity, paired with relatively easy access to forbidden toxic chemicals or ingredients, can create dangerous situations – and devastating outcomes. The frequency of pet poisonings is high enough to warrant not only an entire month dedicated to raising awareness, but March 15-21 receives national distinction as Pet Poison…

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Crate Training Cats? Absolutely.

Your fabulous feline may have some pretty strong opinions about the travel crate you (attempt) to use when traveling, moving, or coming to see us for his or her wellness exam; but, with some gentle coaxing, his or her negative feelings can be changed. While crate training cats may seem like an awkward or futile…

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Pet Cancer: Decrease the Odds

Cancer is a diagnosis many pet owners fear; and yet, as pets live longer, cancer rates invariably rise. While the pet cancer statistics can be alarming, researchers in the field of veterinary medicine are developing new and more effective ways to treat certain types of pet cancer all the time. As a pet owner, you…

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