Monthly Archives: November 2016

7 tips to handling your partner’s pet allergies

Pets and humans make for great companions. But it can be a disaster when your four-legged friend makes your partner cry, sneeze and break out from an allergic reaction. An estimated 10 percent of Americans suffer from pet allergies, meaning your darling’s … Continue reading

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How to solve feline house soiling

Cats want to do the right thing when it comes to the litter box, but sometimes disease or their environment overrides the instinct. Here’s how to help. If a cat eliminates outside of its litter box, whether it is right … Continue reading

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Keep Holiday Foods Away From Your Pets

It’s the time of year when we gather together with our family and friends to give thanks, gifts, and most of all, food. Our pets are part of the family too, and you may be thinking about allowing them to … Continue reading

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Feline Diabetes

By Dr. Christine Simon Tampa, FL – Diabetes is a disorder of insulin production and utilization.  This causes an inability to properly absorb sugar into the tissues.  These patients are usually eating ravenously, drinking enormous amounts of water, producing amazing … Continue reading

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Emergency Care Tips for Pet Owners

Do you know how to handle a pet-related emergency? Below are the Emergency Care tips from the AVMA’s website on what constitutes an emergency, what to do in case of an emergency and first aid tips for pet owners. Who’s … Continue reading

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Why Punishment Fails; What Works Better

Punishing a dog often doesn’t work or can even make a behavior problem worse. Three important rules must be met for punishment to be effective. The punishment must occur every time the unwanted behavior  occurs. The punishment must be administered … Continue reading

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Giving Your Dog a Thorough Home Check-up

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Dogs, like people, need routine medical exams to stay healthy. Since dogs age more rapidly than people, they need well-health check-ups not once, but twice a year. So, they really … Continue reading

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What Every Cat Owner Must Know

Adopting a cat is an important responsibility. Cat owners should have a good understanding about: how to meet their cats basic environmental needs how to properly care for their cat and keep them safe understanding their cat’s behaviors understanding feline health … Continue reading

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The Story of Trooper

Our client’s testimonial: “We are that family that truly believes pets are our children, and an important part of the family.  In the fall of 2013 when our Blue Point Himalayan, Trooper, started vomiting and losing weight regularly, a trip … Continue reading

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Why does my dog always pull on the leash?

“Dogs are social creatures living in inconsistent and confusing social systems where inadequate attention to their social needs is the norm.” E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB, dropped this sobering statement during her CVC Kansas City presentation on unruly behavior in dogs. … Continue reading

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