Archives: General Care

  • Cold-Weather Clothing for Your Dog

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    When the temperatures drop and snow and ice start to appear outside, it’s important to keep your dog’s well-being in mind. For many dogs, winter clothing can help them stay comfortable throughout the cold season! Learn more about cold-weather clothing for dogs in this article from your veterinary professional. Does My Dog Need Winter Clothing? Many dogs will benefit from a layer of clothing in the wintertime, especially when they head outdoors. For dogs with … Read More »

  • 5 Health Benefits of Owning Pets

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    Pets provide years of unconditional love, loyalty, and companionship. Did you know that owning a pet can also improve your personal health? There are multiple ways that pets are good for us, both physically and mentally! Learn more below from your veterinarian. Lowered Stress Levels Did you know that people who own pets tend to be less stressed than those who don’t? This may be because of pets’ unique capacity for constant, unwavering companionship—the value … Read More »

  • Taking Good Care of Your Cat’s Skin

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    Skin problems are relatively common among our feline friends. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your cat’s skin in good shape throughout your pet’s life. That means a pristine coat of fur and a happy, healthy pet! Here are five quick tips for taking good care of your cat’s skin: Weekly Inspection Sit down with your cat about once a week to give her coat and skin a thorough inspection. … Read More »

  • 5 Reasons Your Dog May Be Barking

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    Is your canine buddy on the talkative side? Just like people, dogs all have their own personalities. Some pooches are usually quiet, and only bark to let you know there’s someone at the door. Others will speak up about, well, pretty much everything, from the moth in the kitchen to the neighbor trimming his yard. Why does Fido talk so much? A vet offers a few possible reasons below. Loneliness Dogs are very sociable, and … Read More »

  • Choosing a Pet Sitter

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    Are you considering hiring a pet sitter to look after your animal companion while you’re away from home? There are many great reasons to hire a sitter—your pet will be able to remain in comfortable, familiar surrounds until you’re back home, and a sitter can even take care of grooming appointments or veterinary visits while you’re away. Since you’re giving a sitter access to not only your pet, but your home as well, it’s important … Read More »

  • Meet The AKC’s Newest Breed: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

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    Have you heard of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen? The answer to that question may very well be no. This isn’t surprising: there are actually only about 400 in the US, and likely a similar number in Canada. These cute pups were recently added to the ranks of the AKC’s officially recognized breeds. Joining the Hound Group, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen—or GBGV for short—was recognized January 1, 2018, along with another adorable pooch, the … Read More »

  • Summertime Pet Care Tips

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    As the weather heats up, many of us will cool off on hot days by going for a swim or, perhaps, enjoying a cold treat. Pets can also get miserably hot on sweltering days! Read on for some great summer pet care tips from a local vet. Water First things first: make sure that your furry buddy always has plenty of fresh, clean water. We also recommend washing your pet’s bowl every day, to make … Read More »

  • All About Hairballs

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    If you own a cat, you know that your feline friend is an excellent self-groomer. That talent comes with a caveat: hairballs! It’s a part of life for just about every cat owner—the question is, do hairballs harm your cat, and can you do anything to minimize this unsightly occurrence? Read on to find out more about hairballs. What Causes Hairballs? When a cat grooms herself, tiny barbs on the tongue pick up hair from … Read More »

  • Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs

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    If there’s one thing we know for sure about Fido, it’s that he loves food. However, while your pup may happily gobble down anything you put in his dish, all pet foods are definitely not created equal. Here, a vet discusses doggy nutrition. Reading Labels Choosing the right dog food can be intimidating! Pet food manufacturers use slick marketing techniques to make their products look as good as possible. However, pet food labeling practices can … Read More »

  • Guinness World Cat Records

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    Have you read the Guinness Book of World Records lately? This classic tome is full of fascinating facts and tidbits about the champions of…pretty much everything, and the latest edition was recently published. Our feline friends haven’t been left out! While some categories—such as champion napper and cutest cat—may be too close to call, kitties have claimed some very distinctive records. A local vet lists a few of them below. Largest Cat A Maine Coon … Read More »

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