Archives: General Care

  • 5 Fall Safety Tips for Pet Owners

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    With the vibrant colors of fall just around the corner, it’s time for pet owners to take a few extra steps to ensure their furry companions stay safe and happy during this season of change. Just like we humans adjust to the cooler weather and shorter days, our pets also need a bit of extra care during the fall.    Read on as a vet offers up five essential fall safety tips to keep your … Read More »

  • Back To School Pet Safety

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    Believe it or not, summer is already starting to wind down, and school is starting up again. Our furry friends manage to get into mischief at any time of year, and the start of school is no exception. Here are a few safety tips: Keep School Supplies Out Of Paws’ Reach Fido and Fluffy are curious and playful, and may be quite interested in investigating your little ones’ school supplies. Your four-legged pal could get … Read More »

  • August 1st Is DOGust Day – The Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

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    Every pet owner knows the joy and companionship that dogs bring into our lives. They are loyal, loving, and often considered members of our families. While we may not always know the exact birthday of our shelter dogs, DOGust Day provides an opportunity to celebrate and appreciate these four-legged friends and all they bring to our lives.   Read on as a local vet talks about DoGust Day, how it’s celebrated, and why shelter dog … Read More »

  • Is Your Cat Bored?

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    Did you know that July is Anti-Boredom Month? This may not sound like much of a problem for our feline patients. After all, Fluffy does seem to enjoy doing as little as possible. However, believe it or not, your furry buddy can’t spend all of her  time napping. Cats can—and do—get bored, which is just as unpleasant for them as it is for us. A local vet delves into this topic below. Signs Of Boredom … Read More »

  • What Should I Feed My Salamander?

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    Salamanders exist in a variety of breeds, each made up of different shapes, sizes, colors, and natural habitats. Just like with humans, a balanced diet and proper nutrition are key to the health and well-being of your pet. And like almost all amphibians, salamanders are carnivores. Knowing what and what not to feed him can help ensure your little buddy has a healthy, long life. In this post, a veterinarian lays out a few salamander … Read More »

  • Do Lunch With Your Dog Day

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    Today may be one of Fido’s favorite doggy holidays: it’s Do Lunch With Your Dog Day! Quite a few restaurants and cafes welcome our canine companions … of course, with the caveat that the pups are friendly and well-behaved. A veterinarian offers some tips on taking your furry bff out to eat in this article.    Finding Your Spot    Many places with patios or other outdoor seating welcome dogs in those areas, allowing Fido … Read More »

  • Dog Anxiety Awareness Week Is May 1st to May 7th!

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    May 1st to May 7th marks the start of dog anxiety awareness week! For those who don’t know, this is an annual event that aims to educate people on how common and serious dog anxiety can be. It’s also meant to help owners learn more about dog anxiety so that they can better understand their pets and what they need in order to thrive.   Read on as a local vet talks about dog anxiety … 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 »