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Mating Season – Your Female Dog and the Springtime

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and new life is beginning. And, if you have a female dog who has not been spayed, spring is also the time of year when many animals come into “season”, or have a heat cycle. A female dog’s heat cycle, also called estrus, is the time when her body…

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Summer Fun: Traveling With Your Pet

With the spring and summer holidays just a heartbeat away, chances are you’ve started planning for your great escape. Whether you’re planning on hitting the road over Memorial Day Weekend, or sometime this summer, we hope that you’ve been considering what you will do with your pet while you’re away. Planning for your pets while…

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Involving Your Kids in Pet Care

If you’re a parent to both pets and children, then it’s likely you’ve noticed the special bond shared between your “kids”.  It’s also likely that, as a parent, you are working to raise a responsible pet owner by involving your kids in caring for your family pet. Thankfully, involving kids in pet care can be…

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Parasite Prevention for Pets: Heartworms, Fleas, and Ticks

With the arrival of spring, the threat of heartworm-carrying mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks is on the rise. These parasites are not only uncomfortable for your pet, but can cause very serious health problems that, if left untreated, can ultimately result in the death of your pet. The good news is that most common parasites, including…

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Is Your Yard Pet-Friendly?

For many pet owners, the beautiful spring weather has spurred our dreams of an ideal backyard. Gardens, patios, and BBQs are filling our Pinterest boards and daydreams, and maybe even getting our hands dirty. But while you start to spruce up your yard for your summertime fun, why not make this space an oasis for…

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Tell Me Where it Hurts: Pet Pain and Pain Management

Did you realize that not too long ago, most people believed that animals did not experience pain? Thankfully, we know better now. Unfortunately, pet’s still can’t verbalize their pain, which makes it challenging to detect and treat. However, there are ways that our pets do communicate with us, even if they don’t have the words…

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Spring Safety Tips for Pets

Spring is finally settling in, and it’s likely that you and your pet are spending more time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather. But sadly, more time outdoors often means increased risk for your pet and your pet’s health. We want you both to enjoy the beautiful weather as much as you can before the heat…

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Your Pet’s Dental Health

Many pet owners assume that smelly breath is just a normal part of having a dog or cat and ignore it, or attempt to mask the odor with breath-freshening treats or sprays. However, that “dog breath” you’re trying to avoid is likely a sign that your pet has hidden dental problems. Problems which, over time,…

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Degenerative Joint Disease and Your Pet

It is not just people who suffer from arthritis, pets can hurt too. As we understand more and more about how pets feel pain, it is becoming very clear that dogs and cats alike suffer from degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis, as they age. This condition results the deterioration of cartilage in the joints, resulting…

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Do Pets Get Allergies?

Have you ever wondered, “Do pets get allergies?” Well, they do. Like us, pets are prone to seasonal allergies. Luckily, helping your pet through allergy season, be it spring or fall,  is not difficult if you are prepared with the knowledge of what to look for and what to do. What is Your Pet Allergic…

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