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7 Ways To Keep Your Pet From Getting Lost

June 16, 2022

It’s Lost Pet Prevention Month! This is an important topic, if a sad one. As many as one in three pets are lost or stolen at some point over the course of their lives. That’s a pretty sobering statistic. While we hope all of our patients are safe and sound at home, this is one area where it definitely pays to take some precautions. Here, a vet lists some ways to keep your beloved pet … Read More »

June Is National Pet Preparedness Month

June 02, 2022

With summer approaching, you and your four-legged friend will probably be spending more time outside, enjoying the sunny days. As glorious as summertime can be, it also comes with increased risks for severe weather, like tornadoes, flooding, and wildfires, just to name a few. National Pet Preparedness Month highlights the importance of being prepared for emergencies in the summer season and also throughout the year. And knowing what to do in cases of an emergency … Read More »

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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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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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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Flying With Fido

December 01, 2021

Season’s Greetings! This year’s holiday season is shaping up to be much busier than last year’s was. Many people like to bring their dogs with them when traveling …. even on planes. But is that a good idea? A vet discusses flying with Fido below. Think It Over Flying can be quite stressful for dogs. Fido doesn’t really understand the concept of flight, and can get very scared by the noise and vibration. Your canine … Read More »

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6 Cheap Ways To Make Your Dog’s Day

November 01, 2021

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks off. We are definitely thankful for our canine companions! Dogs are loyal, loving, and playful, not to mention absolutely adorable. They also serve as living reminders that sometimes the little things really are the best things in life. It doesn’t take much to please Fido. Here, a vet lists some budget-friendly ways to get that tail going! Playtime Playing is not only fun for Fido, it also offers him … Read More »

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