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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 »

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5 Things To Do For Holistic Pet Day

August 17, 2022

Holistic Pet Day is August 30th! There is a growing awareness of the benefits of a holistic approach to health and wellness, and how it can help both pets and people. As you may know, the word holistic care incorporates the whole being: mind, body, and spirit. Many different treatments fall under the holistic umbrella, including acupuncture, nutritional healing, massage, and even sound therapies. You don’t have to choose between holistic and modern veterinary care: … Read More »

Do Dogs Really Need Vitamins and Supplements?

August 02, 2022

If you’re a dog owner, then you know that dogs are the most loyal creatures on earth. They have a lot of energy and they want to be active all day long. But sometimes their health can suffer if they don’t get the proper nutrition they need, which is why it’s important to make sure that your dog gets the right diet, including vitamins and supplements. Read on as a vet talks about why dogs … Read More »

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July 31st Is National Mutt Day

July 15, 2022

Happy National Mutt Day! On the 31st of this month we celebrate all the wonderful things about mixed-breed dogs. Mutts or mixed breed dogs are adorable and loyal, and they have their own unique personalities. Read on as a vet talks about National Mutt Day and why mixed breed dogs are the best dogs. Healthy Mutts You might not know it, but mixed-breed dogs are actually healthier than purebreds. That’s right: mixed-breed dogs are less … Read More »

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Pet Names

July 03, 2022

Did you know that Max was the top male dog name of 2021? We love seeing the cute and fun names people come up with for their animal companions. As it turns out, some recent studies have uncovered some pretty interesting statistics about pet names. A local vet offers some highlights below. Top Dog As mentioned above, Max was the number one boy name for pooches. Other high scorers included Charlie, Milo, Buddy, Rocky, Bear, … Read More »

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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