Monthly Archives: November 2016

National Mutt Day 2016: Adopting A Mixed Breed

If you are looking for a new addition to the family and are entertaining owning a dog, you should really consider adopting a lovable mixed breed. There are lots of benefits to choosing a mixed breed dog over a purebred dog. There are lot's of reasons to own a mutt and the first thing that…
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Interesting Cuterebra Parasite in a Dog

[caption id="attachment_678" align="alignnone" width="300"] Bot Fly(Cuterebra) Taken From Pet[/caption] Above is a photo of a parasitic worm surgically removed from a lump on the side of a dog. It turned out to be a cuterebra fly larvae. Cuterebra are parasites that usually affect rodents and rabbits. They can "accidentally" infest cats and dogs. The cuterebra…
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Pet Friendly Thanksgiving Foods

Thanksgiving is almost here and while we are busy preparing for the festive holiday, there are some precautions to look after when it comes to pet safety. Thinking of keeping your pets safe isn't exactly the first priority you think about on a holiday but the food that falls on the floor may be toxic…
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Please Help a Pet or Person This Holiday Season

Suzy getting her spaw treatment. She's a great dog:) Reach Out To Help Someone If You Can Just like most of you, we do not have a lot of spare time. Work is hard, kids consume our schedules, and holidays are just so hectic. Thanksgiving and Christmas are busy times. Think about taking a little…
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Winter Holiday Hazard Prevention

Winter Holiday Hazards For Pets Here are some tips, from Dr. Greenwell, for keeping your pets out of danger during the holiday season. AVOID Holiday Food Items That Could Cause Problems For Your Pet Alcoholic beverages Chocolate (baker's, semi-sweet, milk chocolate) Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans) Moldy or spoiled foods Onions, onion powder…
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Adopting A K-9 Veteran This Veterans Day

With all the talk about adopting senior dogs this month, you might consider adopting a K-9 veteran this Veterans Day. Most people don't think about "dogs of war" but they are just as brave and courageous as our troops and deserve to be put into wonderful homes when they retire. Most people think of “attack…
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3 Reasons Why You Should Adopt A Senior Pet

It's Adopt a Senior Pet Month and we are spreading the word to everyone that is looking to adopt a new fur baby. Yes puppies or kittens are adorable but pets that are well past the puppy and kitten stages are not likely to be overly hyperactive, curious, or crazy chewers of anything within reach.…
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