Monthly Archives: August 2016

5 Labor Day Tips for Pets

It’s not just humans who love the summer. Our pets love the summer just as much as we do. Our dogs love to bask in the sun as much as swimming, running or just enjoying a nap in the yard with the family. There are some tips to make sure your Labor Day doesn’t get out…
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Zika Virus FAQ

We have started to receive a few calls about the Zika virus and pets. Whenever a new disease starts to become prevalent in our area, there is fear. Fear of the unknown is OK, I guess.  Let’s see what we can learn about Zika, so it is not unknown to us. So is the fear…
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National Dog Day – Obedience 101

As pet owners, we’ve always celebrated our pet’s birthday. National Dog Day is no different. We go to the local pet store and pick up some toys and healthy treats and spend extra attention on them. After all, they deserve it! National Dog Day is a good day to dust off some old tricks that you and your canine…
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Diabetes Is Raining Like Cats and Dogs

Diabetes Affects Pets Too! Recent data released shows that the incidence of  canine diabetes increased 79.7%, from 2005 to 2015. Over that same period, diabetes in cats increased 18.1%. These are alarming numbers, and can be linked to weight gain and lack of exercise. [caption id="attachment_572" align="alignnone" width="300"] Body Condition Scoring Chart for Cats and Dogs[/caption]…
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Honoring International Assistance Dog Day

A service or special assistance dog is specially trained to assist humans with disabilities. They are many people’s eyes and ears, assisting with sight or hearing. But there is more to just sight and hearing.  Many service dogs help companions cope with various mental conditions like post-traumatic stress syndrome and autism. Service dogs might also…
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International Cat Day – Learning About Your Cat

For International Cat Day we want to talk about learning about your cat. We all know that cats dance to the beat of their own drum. They are independent and don’t need human interaction with the exception of food and a 15 second head scratch. Anything more than 15 seconds and you’ll get bit! Kidding aside, we're going…
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