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  • Blepping In Cats

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    Have you ever spotted your cat just sitting there with her tongue sticking out? This is officially called blepping, and is definitely adorable to see. Of course, given how complex and unique our feline pals are, you may be wondering if this is a sign that something is wrong, or just another one of Fluffy’s many adorable (and purrplexing) quirks. A local vet discusses blepping in this article. Behind The Blep There are actually a … Read More »

  • Fluffy’s Year In Review

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    Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2022, many people will be looking back over the last 12 months, and ruminating on various high and low points. Actually, our feline pals also have a few things worth recapping. A local vet lists some of them below. Dave Finds A Home The World Cup has gone to the cats! This year, two British players made headlines after befriending a stray cat at their training camp … Read More »

  • Choosing Safe Dog Toys

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    December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. This is definitely a timely topic for us. Our furry patients will be getting a lot of new playthings in their stockings this month! However, while one would like to think that any products made for Fido are guaranteed to be safe, that just isn’t the case. A local vet offers some helpful tips on choosing safe toys below. Materials One of the issues with toy safety is … Read More »

  • Are Christmas Trees Safe for Pet Birds?

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    If you’re thinking about buying a Christmas tree this holiday season, you might be wondering if they are safe for pet birds. After all, birds love to chew on things and they aren’t too picky about what they put in their beaks! The good news is there are ways to ensure that your feathered friend stays healthy during the holidays.  Read on as a local vet talks about how to keep your bird happy and … Read More »

  • Tips on Keeping Your Dog Safe During Thanksgiving

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    Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and eat lots of food, but it’s important to keep your dog safe during the holiday. Read on as a local vet offers some tips on keeping your dog safe during Thanksgiving. Doggie Dangers Pet owners should be aware of the dangers that may be present in their homes during the holiday, including leftovers with bones (which can cause choking), and cleaning products that are toxic … Read More »

  • National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

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    November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and you guessed it -just like humans, pets can get cancer too. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death in older dogs and cats, so it’s important that we have the best resources available for the prevention and treatment of this disease. Read on as a local vet talks about National Pet Cancer Awareness Month and things you can do to lower your pet’s risk of … Read More »

  • Cognitive Decline in Senior Cats

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    Did you know that, just like people, cats can experience a decline in cognitive abilities as they age? Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) is not uncommon in senior kitties. A vet discusses this condition below. Causes There’s no one specific cause for feline CDS; it appears to be mostly age-related. About a third of kitties between the ages of 11 and 14 show at least one behavior that is associated with CDS. With cats older than … Read More »

  • Fall Horse Care

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    Fall can be a wonderful time for riders. You get to enjoy the foliage, and ride without boiling or freezing. However, like any other season, fall presents its own set of hazards. Fluctuating temperatures, schedule changes, and changes in foliage can all be harmful to your hooved friend. Read on for some fall care tips from a local vet. Food You may need to tweak your horse’s menu as the weather cools. If you ride … Read More »

  • Walk N Roll Day

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    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 »

  • Unusual Cat Eating Habits

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    Cats are mysterious creatures. We all know that, but did you know that their eating habits can sometimes be quite odd? Of course, all animals have their own individual quarks and ticks, which is why we love them. Read on as a vet talks about some unusual eating habits your cat may get into. Finicky Eaters, They Are Cats are known for their finicky eating habits. They simply do not like to eat what we … Read More »