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Summertime Pet Care Tips

June 01, 2018
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As the weather heats up, many of us will cool off on hot days by going for a swim or, perhaps, enjoying a cold treat. Pets can also get miserably hot on sweltering days! Read on for some great summer pet care tips from a local vet. Water First things first: make sure that your furry buddy always has plenty of fresh, clean water. We also recommend washing your pet’s bowl every day, to make … Read More »

All About Hairballs

May 15, 2018
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If you own a cat, you know that your feline friend is an excellent self-groomer. That talent comes with a caveat: hairballs! It’s a part of life for just about every cat owner—the question is, do hairballs harm your cat, and can you do anything to minimize this unsightly occurrence? Read on to find out more about hairballs. What Causes Hairballs? When a cat grooms herself, tiny barbs on the tongue pick up hair from … Read More »

Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs

May 01, 2018
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If there’s one thing we know for sure about Fido, it’s that he loves food. However, while your pup may happily gobble down anything you put in his dish, all pet foods are definitely not created equal. Here, a vet discusses doggy nutrition. Reading Labels Choosing the right dog food can be intimidating! Pet food manufacturers use slick marketing techniques to make their products look as good as possible. However, pet food labeling practices can … Read More »

Keeping Your Dog’s Food Fresh

April 01, 2018
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Keeping your canine companion’s food as fresh as possible is important. Not only does allowing food to go bad waste your hard-earned money, it could harm your pet if they eat it! Learn about some easy ways to keep your dog’s food fresh in this article from your local veterinarian. Dry Kibble Generally speaking, factors like humidity, heat, and sunlight are enemies of proper food storage. The same goes for your dog’s dry kibble. Keep … Read More »

Health Checklist for Your New Kitten

March 15, 2018
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Are you thinking of adding a new kitten to your home in the near future? Perhaps a lovable ball of fur wandered into your yard and you’re planning on adopting it. If you’re about to be the owner of a kitten companion, read on to find out about the key steps you’ll need to take to ensure your new addition’s health and happiness. Kitty’s First Check-Up Whether your kitten has come from a shelter or … Read More »

5 Great Apps for Dog Owners

March 01, 2018
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Do you have a smartphone? There’s a pretty good chance that the answer to that question is yes. Recent studies show that almost 80 percent of adults have smartphones! Our canine buddies have definitely not been left behind in the amazing developments we’ve seen in technology in the past few decades. In fact, there are some terrific apps made just for Fido! A vet lists some of them below. Whistle Have you ever worried about … Read More »

Gadgets for Your Cat

February 15, 2018
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Our feline pals apparently have quite a few fans in the technology sector. Every year, more and more neat, high-tech gadgets for Fluffy hit the market. A vet lists a few choice ones below. Automated Litterboxes A self-cleaning litterbox can benefit both you and your cat. You get spared a good chunk of dirty work, while Fluffy can enjoy a powder room that is always clean. Mechanical Laser Pointers Does your pet absolutely love chasing … Read More »

5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

February 01, 2018
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There are many human foods that aren’t good for our canine companions—it’s likely that you already have some in your kitchen! The trick is preventing the problem ahead of time so that your pet doesn’t ingest anything harmful. Here are five foods you should never feed your dog: Garlic and Onions Garlic and onions, as well as similar foods like chives, scallions, shallots, and leeks, aren’t safe for dogs. These sorts of foods can damage … Read More »

Trimming Your Cat’s Claws

January 15, 2018
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Is your kitty using your sofa as a nail-care station? Has your cat shredded your carpet, or left scratch marks on your door jambs? Fluffy’s nail-care habits can be a bit frustrating! One way to keep your pet from scratching your belongings is to clip her claws. A local vet discusses trimming Fluffy’s claws in this article. Pawsitive Vibes To get started, settle down in a comfy chair with Fluffy on your lap. Pick a … Read More »

Winter Care for Senior Dogs

January 01, 2018
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Is your dog aged six or older? If so, Fido may be approaching—or already in—his senior years. While your pooch may always be a puppy at heart, his needs will change as he ages. Cold weather will also affect your dog more as he grows older, so you’ll want to take extra care with your pet in winter. Here, a vet discusses winter care for senior dogs. Doggy Clothes Unless Fido has thick fur, he … Read More »


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