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Things You Didn’t Know About Fido’s Nose

May 02, 2022

Has your dog ever woken you up by sniffing your face, or perhaps offering affectionate ‘snoot boops’? Does Fido sometimes get completely fixated on a scent he’s picked up on his walk? Your canine companion’s cute nose is one of his most adorable features. It’s also pretty amazing in and of itself! A local vet discusses Man’s Best Friend’s sniffer below. Keen Smell We all know that dogs have a great sense of smell, but … Read More »

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International Guide Dog Day

April 15, 2022

There’s a special holiday around the corner. April 27th is International Guide Dogs Day! Guide dogs definitely deserve the recognition: these loyal, hard-working pups have helped change the lives of millions of people! A vet discusses guide dogs below. History The first schools for training guide dogs were built back in World War I, in Germany. However, Man’s Best Friend may have been working as a guide dog much longer than many people realize. In … Read More »

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Meet The Ukrainian Levkoy

April 01, 2022

As you may have seen, the conflict in Ukraine is affecting not just its people, but also its animals, which has been very sad to see. Cats are very popular pets in Ukraine, just as they are here. However, while Ukrainians have all sorts of feline friends, only one breed originated in the region: the Levkoy. A vet takes a look at this unusual kitty below. History The Ukrainian Levkoy is a fairly new cat. … Read More »

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5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

March 15, 2022

As dog-lovers, who among us hasn’t given in to throwing Fido a scrap or two when we’re eating? Those big watery eyes are hard to say no to, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some foods just aren’t good for dogs and can even harm them. Knowing which morsels and treats to keep away from your canine buddy can help ensure he stays healthy. Here, a veterinarian lists 6 types of foods you should never feed your … Read More »

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Pica In Dogs

March 01, 2022

Have you ever come home and found that your canine pal has eaten your shoes, or chewed up your sofa? This may go beyond Fido’s natural need to chew. There’s actually a specific name for this behavior: pica. The whats, whens, and whys of pica in dogs can vary widely. A local vet offers some information on it below. Grass One of the most common forms of pica is eating grass. There are several possible … Read More »

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Cute Cat Breeds You Probably Never Heard Of

February 15, 2022

Did you know that there are a few organizations dedicated to cat breeds? Interestingly, they differ on how many breeds they recognize.The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) allows 44, while The International Cat Association recognizes 71. They’re all pretty adorable! In this article, a local vet introduces a few you may not be familiar with. Highlander A cross between the Desert Lynx and the Jungle Curl, the Highlander first clawed her way into our hearts back … Read More »

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February Is Dog Training Education Month

February 01, 2022

Have you recently adopted a puppy? That’s great news! Now that your little fella has settled in, have you started to notice his penchant for chewing on things, like slippers and couch cushions? When this happens, a little dog training can go a long way towards keeping your home intact and keeping little Fido out of trouble. In recognition of Dog Training Education Month, here are a few tips on how to train your pup. … Read More »

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Winter Paw Care Tips For Fido

January 16, 2022

Like any other season, winter has some specific hazards and concerns for our furry friends. For dogs, paw care is one of the issues for pet owners to be aware of. Snow, salt, sand, and ice can all hurt Fido’s sensitive paw pads. Read on for some winter paw care tips from a veterinarian. Choose Pet-Safe Products One development that we’re happy to see is the emergence of pet-safe de-icing products. This is great news … Read More »

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Kneading In Kitties

January 01, 2022

Have you recently adopted a kitten? Congratulations! Your tiny pet will probably have you wrapped around that little paw in no time. Kittens are beyond cute. They’re also a bit of a handful. One thing you may find yourself dealing with quite a bit over the next few months is little Fluffy’s habit of kneading, or making biscuits, as it is sometimes called. What’s that all about? A vet looks into this cute—and somewhat painful—habit … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General Care

Meet The Maine Coon

December 15, 2021

Do you like fluffy cats? If so, you’ve probably found yourself absolutely charmed by a Maine Coon at some point. These big, lovable felines are not only super cute, they’re also very personable. In fact, you’ll probably be seeing a lot of Maine Coon kittens on holiday cards over the next few weeks. A veterinarian discusses this beloved breed below. History No one is quite sure exactly where Fluffy originated. One possibility is that Maine … Read More »

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