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Canine Flu

February 01, 2023

Did you know that your canine companion can get the flu? In fact, there’s an outbreak going on now. Fido’s version, canine influenza virus (CIV)–also often called the dog flu—is an influenza A virus. There are several strains, but the two that are most common in the US are H3N8 and H3N2. These strains are both extremely contagious, and are the culprits behind the current outbreak. A local vet offers some information on this below. … Read More »

Blepping In Cats

January 15, 2023

Have you ever spotted your cat just sitting there with her tongue sticking out? This is officially called blepping, and is definitely adorable to see. Of course, given how complex and unique our feline pals are, you may be wondering if this is a sign that something is wrong, or just another one of Fluffy’s many adorable (and purrplexing) quirks. A local vet discusses blepping in this article. Behind The Blep There are actually a … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Dog Collar or Harness? – The Pros and Cons

January 01, 2023
Dog harness on 2 dogs

If you enjoy walks with Fido as much as he does, ensuring he wears the most comfortable and maneuverable attire can help make your daily adventures together all the more enjoyable. While collars may be the more traditional and convenient option, some dogs are better off wearing a harness. Read on to find out the pros and cons of dog collars vs harnesses and see which one is best for you and your canine pal.  … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General Care

Choosing Safe Dog Toys

December 15, 2022

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. This is definitely a timely topic for us. Our furry patients will be getting a lot of new playthings in their stockings this month! However, while one would like to think that any products made for Fido are guaranteed to be safe, that just isn’t the case. A local vet offers some helpful tips on choosing safe toys below. Materials One of the issues with toy safety is … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care

National Mutt Day – December 2nd

December 01, 2022
White mutt dog with brown right cheek and ears

If you’ve been wondering when to celebrate the best day of the year, we have great news: it’s December 2nd – National Mutt Day! This special day was created in honor of all those wonderful mutts out there who make our lives better every single day. Read on as a local vet talks about National Mutt Day and why mutts make great pets. All Dogs Deserve Homes Every dog deserves a home, no matter their … Read More »

Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome

November 15, 2022

Feline hyperesthesia syndrome—which is also called rolling skin syndrome and twitchy cat disease—is a rather unique issue that we occasionally see in our feline friends. The condition is characterized by hypersensitivity of the skin, usually on the back. A local vet offers some information in this article. Signs Fluffy can’t tell you what is going on with her, so it’s good to know what to look for. You may see twitching or rippling skin on … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General Care

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November 02, 2022

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and you guessed it -just like humans, pets can get cancer too. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death in older dogs and cats, so it’s important that we have the best resources available for the prevention and treatment of this disease. Read on as a local vet talks about National Pet Cancer Awareness Month and things you can do to lower your pet’s risk of … Read More »

Cognitive Decline in Senior Cats

October 17, 2022

Did you know that, just like people, cats can experience a decline in cognitive abilities as they age? Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) is not uncommon in senior kitties. A vet discusses this condition below. Causes There’s no one specific cause for feline CDS; it appears to be mostly age-related. About a third of kitties between the ages of 11 and 14 show at least one behavior that is associated with CDS. With cats older than … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care

Which Small Pet Is the Friendliest?

October 03, 2022

Having a small pet (also called pocket pets) is one of the greatest joys in life. If you’re thinking about getting one, you want to make sure that it’s friendly and will be a good fit for your lifestyle. Read on as a local vet talks about the different kinds of pocket pets and which of these cutie pies is the friendliest. Which Pocket Pet Is Right for You? When you have a small pocket … Read More »

Walk N Roll Day

September 16, 2022

Did you know that our canine companions are extremely resilient? Fido can bounce back from all sorts of illnesses and injuries, even amputation and paralysis. That buoyant spirit is the reason behind National Walk n’ Roll Day, which is on September 22nd. A local vet offers some insight on this below. Beginnings National Walk n’ Roll Day exists because of one special pup, a Dachshund named Frankie, who became paralyzed after a fall. You can … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General Care
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