February is National Pet Dental Health Month

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. [...]

Keeping Your Pets Safe Outdoors in Winter

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Winter storms don’t just affect you — they also affect your pets. There are several things you can do to prepare your pets for winter. Contact your veterinarian or local humane society for more information on preparing your pets for an emergency. Outdoor Pets Some pets are better suited than others for living outdoors. However, [...]

Zoonotic Diseases

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In 64 million American household’s pets are a source of joy and perhaps even the key to longer, healthier lives. However, pet-owning households with young children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems need to be aware that their animals can play host to disease-causing microorganisms. Humans are not likely to catch a disease [...]

Time to Clean Your Pet’s Ears?

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Veterinarians see a lot of patients with ear infections. In fact, it’s the second most common reason for a client visit, according to pet health insurer, VPI Pet Insurance. With ear problems prompting so many trips to the vet, should ear cleaning be a necessary part of grooming your pet? Generally, cleaning a dog’s ears [...]

Pets, Parasites, and People

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Dogs and cats are not just pets. They are treated like members of the family. And like any member of your family, it’s important to keep your companion animal healthy and free of parasites. It is fairly common for a dog or cat to become infected with an internal or external parasite at some point [...]

Valentine’s Day Pet Safety Tips

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:59+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with this holiday of love comes gifts, many of which include candies and flowers. The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline share some of the most common culprits of pet poisonings related to these well-intentioned gifts. “Unfortunately, some well-intentioned gifts of love can be toxic to your pets,” [...]

Holiday Decoration Safety

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:59+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

‘Tis the season……..of apple pie treats, pine needle scents, glass ornaments twinkling on the tree….and of trees crashing to the ground in your living room while kitty scales the branches!  If you live with cats, hang heirloom glass ornaments up high, away from kitty paws, and anchor your tree with guy wires.  Avoid gift ribbons, [...]

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