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What to Do If Your Dog Swallowed a Foreign Object

Friday, November 19th, 2021

We get worried calls from pet parents whose dog swallowed a foreign object. Dogs are notorious for their appetite for things we find unappealing and oftentimes gross. But like most scavengers, they will eat anything that seems like food or at least something to chew on. This is why foreign body obstructions are a common […]

Great Health with Puppy and Kitten Wellness

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

There are several changes that occur in the first year of your pet’s life. This important time of physical and behavioral development relies on veterinary care, training and socialization, and the basics of nutrition and exercise. Puppy and kitten wellness includes the necessary components of well-being, from vaccines and boosters to deworming and diet. This […]

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Puppies and kittens are adorable, but when they are unwanted they are prone to disease, injuries, and homelessness. Animal shelters across the United States see a surge of unwanted animals and their young, especially during spring and summer. But regulating the pet population and decreasing the number of homeless and stray pets are only two […]

Too Hot to Trot: Protect Your Dog’s Paws This Summer

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Each summer, we see burns and injuries of dog paws and feet so be sure to protect your dog’s paws. If you have ever made the mistake of walking barefoot across asphalt in the summer, you know the kind of pain that comes from burns. Sidewalks, roadways, metal, and other surfaces that are exposed to […]

Pandemic Puppy Problems: Why Training and Socialization Are Critical

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Are you having pandemic puppy problems? If you are one of the millions of people to adopt a puppy during the pandemic, you know the struggles of socializing your puppy during COVID. After March 2020, our way of life changed dramatically. Things we took for granted, like having people in our homes, going out, were […]

Heartworm Testing: Why Your Dog Needs an Annual Check

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Heartworm disease in dogs is one of those things you know happens, but you believe it can’t happen to your pet. It’s a common disease (veterinarians diagnosed over 200,000 positive cases of canine heartworm disease last year). Yet many dogs go without important heartworm testing and monthly preventatives that can keep them safe. This is […]

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Do you know how to clean your dog’s ears? Many dogs need help keeping their ears clean. Cleaning your dog’s ears is a great way to keep them healthy and can be an easy part of their normal at home grooming. There are a few things to know before you set out to clean those […]

HO-HO-Oh NO! Holiday Pet Hazards to Avoid

Monday, December 21st, 2020

It’s that holly-jolly time of year again and time to think about potential holiday pet hazards! Everyone in the family wants to get in on the holiday fun, including your furry companions. Most loving pet owners want to include their pets in the festivities, but there are some things to be cautious of as you […]

Cold Weather Aches: How to Care for Arthritis in Dogs

Monday, December 21st, 2020

You can help relieve the pain of arthritis in dogs. People with arthritis will agree that winter brings more aches and pains due to the cold weather. Senior dogs and those who have had orthopedic injuries also suffer the pain of cold weather aches. It’s unknown why cold has that effect on those with arthritis, […]

Ouch! What to Do When Your Dog Breaks a Nail

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

What to do if your dog breaks a nail? Breaking a nail is a common occurrence for our canine companions. They run, roughhouse, and walk through all sorts of terrain, so it isn’t unusual for dogs to have a nail incident at some point in their life. Depending upon the severity, it can be painful […]

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