Archives: General Health

  • Maintaining Your Pet’s Wellness

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    What do veterinarians and veterinary professionals mean when they use the term “wellness?” In essence, wellness means maintaining your pet’s health over time, rather than dealing with a problem after it has already manifested. This approach to your pet’s health is not only more cost-effective, it’s much simpler and less stress-inducing. Learn about the specifics of maintaining your pet’s wellness below: Veterinary Visits A major part of maintaining wellness is bringing your pet to see … Read More »

  • World Rabies Day

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    September 28 is World Rabies Day. Although rabies is not as widespread as it used to be, it’s still as deadly as ever. In fact, many people don’t realize just how dangerous this disease is. Rabies has a staggering 99.95% mortality rate, which makes it the deadliest disease in the world. Read on as a local vet discusses rabies. Rabies Basics Rabies, as you may know, can affect both people and pets. The disease is … Read More »

  • Dealing With Your Cat’s Dull Coat

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    Cats are excellent self-groomers. They spend hours cleaning themselves in order to look their best! With that being said, it’s not uncommon for our feline friends to experience dull coats every now and then. Here’s what to do if you think your cat’s coat of fur is looking a little lackluster: See Your Veterinarian The first thing you should do when you suspect your cat of an unhealthy coat is set up an appointment at … Read More »

  • Holiday Plant Hazards

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    The holidays are full of food, fun, and family. They also present a few hazards for our animal companions! Read on to find out more about keeping your pet safe from plant hazards during the holiday season. The Tree If you’ve set up a holiday tree in your home this year, it’s important to be aware of a few potential dangers. Not only can the ornaments and lights adorning your tree prove hazardous if a … Read More »

  • Disaster Preparation Tips for Pet Owners

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    Every year, natural disasters and other emergencies, such as fires, threaten the homes and lives of thousands, if not millions, of people, as well as their beloved pets. As a responsible pet owner, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep your furry friend safe during an emergency. While we hope you’ll never have to put this planning to use, we do urge all of our clients to take a few moments to prepare … Read More »

  • Car Safety for Puppies

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    Have you recently added a puppy to your household? Congratulations! Little Fido has lots to learn in his first year, as he figures out the do’s and don’ts of being a dog. One thing he’ll need to get used to is riding in cars. Whether you plan to take your canine pal out and about with you frequently, or only for occasional veterinary appointments or dog park excursions, you’ll need to keep your furry friend … Read More »

  • Your Cat Can Develop a Harmful Compulsive Behavior

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    Your calico cat Chelsea has personal grooming down to a science. Each morning, this five-year-old feline housemate begins licking her coat right after breakfast; and she continues all day long. Although cats regularly groom themselves, her fur is showing some bare spots. Your companion has also traded her daily playtime and brushing/belly rub sessions for this single-minded pursuit. Tomorrow, your veterinarian will determine if Chelsea has developed a potentially harmful compulsive behavior. Feline Compulsive Behaviors … Read More »

  • Fido’s First Year – Puppy Care Tips

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    Have you recently adopted a little canine? Puppies are, in our opinion, one of life’s treasures. Your little canine pal will grow up into a loyal and devoted companion, who will provide unconditional love, along with plenty of doggy kisses and tail wags. Before that happens, though, you’ve got a lot of adorable puppy moments coming, and a lot of work to do! In order to grow into a friendly and well-behaved adult, your pooch … Read More »

  • Caring For Your Dog’s Claws

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    Do your dog’s claws make a clicking sound when he walks across the kitchen floor? Does he sometimes scratch you accidentally when playing? If so, your canine buddy might need a nail trim. In this article, a local Syracuse, UT veterinarian discusses taking care of your dog’s claws. Risks of Improper Claw Care Taking care of your four-legged friend’s claws is far more than a simple cosmetic concern: it’s an important part of good dog … Read More »

  • Obesity in Cats

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    Is your cat getting a bit round lately? Is it becoming harder to pick Fluffy up for a cuddle? If so, your kitty may very well be overweight, or even obese. By some estimates, over half of our feline buddies are overweight, so your furball is certainly not alone! A Clinton, UT veterinarian discusses feline obesity in this article. Dangers of Obesity Those extra pounds carry many of the same health risks for our feline … Read More »

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