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Fourth of July Safety Tips

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 in News, Tips

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and products […]

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Hot Weather Tips

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog, Tips

We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, ASPCA experts warn… Continue reading…..  

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Are Deicers Dangerous to My Dog?

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in News, Tips

Q. I live in the city, and I see all kinds of deicers being put on the sidewalk in the winter. Will they hurt my dog’s paws? Are they poisonous? How can I keep him safe? Continue Reading……

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FEBRUARY IS PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in News, Tips, Videos

February is Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to express the importance of preventive oral care in companion animals to our clients. Pet oral health hasn’t always been at the forefront of veterinary care and many pet owners may think it’s just another service to pay for. It’s important our clients understand that […]

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My Dog Smiles When She Greets People — Is This Normal?

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 in Tips

Q. When my dog first greets someone, she shows all of her teeth and “smiles.” Some visitors mistake this for aggressive behavior, but she’s just very excited and happy. What is she doing and how can I explain it to people who visit? Continue Reading…..

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Top Ten Winter Skin & Paw Care Tips

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 in Tips

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. Continue Reading…..

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Curious Cats Play in Christmas Trees

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 in Fun, Tips, Videos

There are bright lights to look at, shiny balls just begging to be batted around, and, of course, it’s a tree — in the house! So, can you really blame cats for making the Christmas tree their personal playground? Sometimes they end up stuck in all the decorations, and other times they decide it’s a […]

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Keep a safe home for your reptile or amphibian

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 in Tips

Keep a safe home for your reptile or amphibian by following these steps:

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Making carriers irresistible to Cats

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 in Tips, Videos

To make a carrier irresistible to your cat, use praise and food rewards each time the cat enters the carrier successfully. Once your cat is comfortable entering the carrier, continue to make it a desirable by playing with toys and offering meals in and around the carrier. Though it can sometimes be a slow process […]

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Check out these tips to prevent holiday hazards from harming family pets.

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 in Important, Tips

The smell of the feast is sure to have tails wagging, but busy crowds of family and friends and an abundance of food may present safety hazards for pets. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers the following tips to keep pets safe this holiday season. Continue reading…..

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Keep your pet safe during halloween

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Tips

Your idea of Halloween fun may be ducking trick-or-treaters at home with the lights off or parading your pet in costume up and down the neighborhood streets. Either way, here are some tips to keep your cat, dog, or other animal safe during this holiday. Continue Reading….

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Halloween Costumes: 7 Things to Think About Before Dressing Up Your Pet

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in Important, News, Tips

Candy. Costumes. Creepy crawlies. Who doesn’t love Halloween? Or maybe we should call it Howl-o-ween. These days, even our pets are getting into the trick-or-treat scene. I’m always astounded at the variety of inventive dog Halloween costumes available at pet supply stores or from the creative minds and talented fingers of their owners. My “grandpugs,” […]

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