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How to Differentiate Incontinence From Behavioral Elimination Problems

If a cat is housesoiling and the owner is finding large pools of urine in a discreet area or small amounts on vertical surfaces, the animal is not incontinent. Urine spraying or marking by a cat is usually a response … Continue reading

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Want to learn more about which vaccines are right for your dog?

No one wants to give more medication to their pet than necessary, right? Well, vaccines are like medications, and we believe in vaccinating pets ONLY with those vaccines truly needed for the age, breed, lifestyle and travel habits for that … Continue reading

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Is Rabies Still a Threat to Cats?

We know you love your cat, and vaccinating avoids putting them at an unnecessary risk. Wild animals have been known to get in to houses through an open door, screen or chimney. And if your cat is exposed, the consequences … Continue reading

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Your Pet’s Halloween Party Rules

1. Keep me away from party hazards! 2. Don’t leave me alone with Halloween decorations that are automated or pose choking hazards (like string lights or fake spiderwebs). 3. Don’t put me in a costume if I’m uncomfortable or resist. 4. Make sure … Continue reading

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Common Signs of Pain in Dogs and Cats

What if you couldn’t tell your doctor that you were in pain? Animals suffer from pain just like we do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer, just to name a few. Acute pain is obvious and … Continue reading

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Happy Enriched Cat

How to improve your cat’s happiness through enrichment, stimulating the senses,  and providing safe outlets for natural instincts and cat-friendly spaces and elements A happy enriched cat is one who feels both comforted and stimulated by its environment, which involves places … Continue reading

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Keeping Pets Safe During & After a Hurricane

When a natural disaster strikes, our news feeds are filled with heartbreaking stories of loss. The human toll is almost incomprehensible, but we also think of the four-legged family members displaced and in danger. Injured and sick pets may not … Continue reading

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Hurricane preparedness for your pet

Are you prepared for a hurricane? Here are some helpful hurricane preparedness tips to make sure you have everything prepared before the storm arrives. Most shelters do not accept pets.  In the event you need a place to take your … Continue reading

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Flea Allergy in Cats

What are allergies and how do they affect cats? One of the most common medical conditions affecting cats is allergy. An allergy occurs when the cat’s immune system “overreacts” to foreign substances called allergens or antigens. Allergens and antigens are … Continue reading

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What to do About Hot Spots in Dogs

The low-down on those itchy, inflamed  and painful (ouch!) areas on your dog’s  skin that he just won’t leave alone. Most dog owners are familiar with “hot spots” – unfortunately, their dogs are too. A hot spot is  an area … Continue reading

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