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Fall Toxins Poisonous to Dogs & Cats

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Tips

The start of fall brings new seasonal household items that pose a threat to the safety of our pets. These common household items can cause serious problems if ingested by animals. Here is the list of seasonal products that the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline recommend keeping away from pets. Continue Reading….  

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Top 10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 in Important

Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. Spaying—removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet—is a veterinary procedure that requires minimal hospitalization and offers lifelong health benefits. Neutering—removing the testicles of your male […]

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Nestlé Purina Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 in Important, News

Nestlé Purina Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 30, 2013 – St. Louis, Missouri, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of […]

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Motion Sickness in Dogs

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 in Tips

A car ride! A car ride! For most dogs it’s the greatest thing since the cookie.  But a dog can get motion sickness just like people do, which can mean that even a short car trip becomes stressful for the dog–and disgusting for the owner.  Fortunately, there are ways to ease motion sickness, including conditioning […]

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Veterinary Care For Your Bird

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 in Tips

What to Bring (Besides Your Bird!) When you bring home your bird, he should be evaluated by an avian veterinarian as soon as possible. To take full advantage of that first examination, be sure to arrive prepared: – Write out a list of questions to bring to the exam.  Continue Reading…..

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Iverhart Plus Expanded Recall

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 in Important, News

Virbac has issued an expanded recall (originated in April 2013) for Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables heartworm preventative. Several lots are below the potency levels to protect dogs against heartworms. Continue Reading…..

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P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to Possible Health Risk

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 in Important, News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 14, 2013 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses […]

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Guide to Pet-Safe Gardening

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 in Tips

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) experts field tens of thousands of calls each year involving animal companions who’ve had potentially hazardous contact with insecticides, weed killers and pet-toxic plants.    “Keeping animals safe from accidental poisonings should not end once you’ve stepped outside,” says Dana Farbman, APCC pet poison prevention expert. “Protecting your pet […]

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If Pets Could Talk…

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 in Fun

 As a veterinarian, one of my dreams is to be able to talk with my patients. I imagine how much easier it would be to reach diagnoses and provide care if they simply told me where it hurt and what had caused their injury.   Continue to watch video………

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The Felines With Extra Toes

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 in News

Regular cats have five toes on their front feet and four on their back, for a total of 18. But polydactyl [pronounced pol-ee-dak-til] cats boast more toes, usually on their front feet. Continue Reading….

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Protect Yourself and Your Family from Germs

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 in Important

After you touch your pet rodents, rabbits, and other small animals wash your hands so you don’t get sick.  Continue Reading…….         

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Your Kitten’s Regular Checkup

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 in Tips

Whether your new kitten is from a breeder, shelter, neighbor, or simply a stray you’ve brought into your home, one of the first things you need to do is arrange a veterinary checkup. Continue Reading……..

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