Does Weather Affect the Mood of Your Pet? Keep Them From Getting the Rainy Day Blues.

By: Animal Fair Don’t let your dog feel like this!   We all know that our moods can change as quickly as the weather outside. And it’s actually been proven that as the seasons come and go, they take our happiness with them. Studies have shown that twenty percent of Americans admit to feeling more depressed during the winter time; a condition that has been given […]

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Springtime Safety Tips

A post by the ASPCA Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your furry friends. *If you suspect your pet may have come in contact with or ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact your […]

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Intestinal Parasites, Fleas and Ticks… Oh my!!

They’re creepy, they’re crawly…and they can carry diseases. Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance, but pose animal and human health risks. They suck your pet’s blood, they suck human blood, and can transmit diseases. Some of the diseases that fleas and ticks can transmit from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases) include plague, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, bartonellosis and others. That’s why it’s […]

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What To Expect During Your Pet’s Exam

Just like at your doctor’s office visit, our staff will want to get your pet’s weight. It is important that the get an updated weight every time the pet comes in to the building. This ensures we can accurately provide medications and monitor the weight gain or weight loss of a pet. Either can be an obvious sign of a medical issue. When it comes […]

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Dryer Sheets Are Toxic to Dogs and Cats

  A dryer sheet works to disperse static cling by coating fabrics with chemicals transferred from the sheet by heat. These same chemicals that are in high concentrations on the dryer sheets can harm your pet; especially if they chew or ingest a sheet, even a used one. Formulas vary from product to product, but your favorite fabric softener or dryer sheet may contain benzyl acetate, […]

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What To Do If Your Dog Is Afraid Of Storms

It can be heartbreaking to watch: Even before the first clap of thunder, otherwise well-behaved dogs begin to pace, pant, cling to their owners, hide in the closet, or jam themselves behind the toilet. In severe cases, they’ll claw through drywall, chew carpets, or break through windows in their escalating panic.Thunderstorm phobia in dogs is real, not uncommon, and shouldn’t be ignored, experts say. Why does storm […]

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Check Your Dog’s Vital Signs at Home

Completing regular wellness exams is the best way to keep your pet healthy. We believe in the value of being a well-informed and educated pet parent. In the event of an accident or health concern, you should be able to have some clarity in deciding if your pet is having a true emergency. Do you have the information you need to properly advocate for your […]

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November: National Pet Diabetes Month

  by:  Dr. Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC     November is National Diabetes Month, and while this month was originally designed to increase awareness of this common endocrine disease in humans, we need to be aware of the growing prevalence of DM in dogs and cats also. Untreated, diabetes mellitus can be fatal in dogs and cats. In veterinary medicine, there are two types of diabetes […]

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What to Do When Your Dog is Diagnosed with Cancer: Treatment, Prognosis, and Costs

By David F. Kramer Few diagnoses in the veterinary world bring more pain to a dog owner than one simple word: cancer. The mind instantly goes to the perceived harshness of chemotherapy, surgery or radiation treatments, the likelihood of remission, and the possibility of losing the battle altogether. And while conditions such as kidney and heart disease can be more difficult to treat and have a […]

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Arthritis in Senior Dogs: Signs and Treatments

You might have noticed your older dog slowing down in recent years. Maybe he is playing less and sleeping more. Although this might seem normal for an aging canine, arthritis could be to blame. What Is Arthritis? There are several different types of arthritis that can affect dogs, but the most common is osteoarthritis — also known as degenerative joint disease. This condition can affect up to […]

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