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General Care

Choosing a Pet Sitter

August 15, 2018
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Are you considering hiring a pet sitter to look after your animal companion while you’re away from home? There are many great reasons to hire a sitter—your pet will be able to remain in comfortable, familiar surrounds until you’re back home, and a sitter can even take care of grooming appointments or veterinary visits while you’re away. Since you’re giving a sitter access to not only your pet, but your home as well, it’s important … Read More »

Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Cats

August 01, 2018
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As you may have noticed, cats are very, very good at getting comfortable. However, while Fluffy can certainly manage to sleep in some very awkward positions, she isn’t quite as good at cooling herself off. In fact, hot weather can be very dangerous to our feline buddies! Fluffy has a fur coat on, and really doesn’t have any effective ways to cool herself down if she overheats. Read on as a local vet lists some … Read More »

Meet The AKC’s Newest Breed: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

July 15, 2018
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Have you heard of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen? The answer to that question may very well be no. This isn’t surprising: there are actually only about 400 in the US, and likely a similar number in Canada. These cute pups were recently added to the ranks of the AKC’s officially recognized breeds. Joining the Hound Group, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen—or GBGV for short—was recognized January 1, 2018, along with another adorable pooch, the … Read More »

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 »


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