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Microchips Save Lives!

It was an ordinary Monday evening on January 9, 2012 when a new patient came to North Bay Animal & Bird Hospital for an exam and vaccines.  This new patient turned out to have an extraordinary story. The dog was … Continue reading

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Microchipping: The Myth vs The Truth

It’s always sad to see a flyer stapled to a signpost or on a bulletin board at the grocery store with a picture of a lost pet. You imagine a child waiting for the phone to ring, hoping that some … Continue reading

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Helping Your Itchy Pet

Itching can make pets absolutely miserable, but it is actually a sign of an underlying problem. For example, if the pet has an allergy, exposure to the allergen causes a series of events to happen within the animal’s body. Part … Continue reading

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Holiday Pet Hazards

While you are busy making your festive plans for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, please don’t forget to include your pets. The holidays are a time for giving, but there are some things you should not share with your furry friends. … Continue reading

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How Do You Know If Your Cat Or Dog Is In Pain?

Many animals are experts at masking pain and discomfort. Sometimes it will not be until a pet is unable to compensate any more that they begin to show signs of pain. Pet’s ancestral behavior keeps them ‘alive and not eaten … Continue reading

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From Our Clients: Acupuncture for Pets

“To curious clients who might be considering acupuncture for their animals; I wanted to attest to the amazing affects of acupuncture treatment and it’s affect on my dear sweet Airedale.  Nonnie, my 11 1/2 year old Airedale has been taking … Continue reading

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Fleas? What can I do to protect my pet and my family?

Did you know your pet could be at risk for fleas, heartworms, whipworms, hookworms, and roundworms? Preventing flea infestations on your pets and in your home can start with oral medication for your dog or topical medication for your kitty. … Continue reading

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Nine Signs You Need to Take Your Cat to the Vet

“My cat is having X, Y, and Z symptoms, but I can’t decide if I should take him to the vet.” Most experienced cat caretakers have heard hundreds, if not thousands, of variations on this question. Here are nine indications … Continue reading

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Enriching Indoor Environment

Here are some great tips from the CATalyst Council about making your furry one happy about being indoors. More cats are being kept indoors, but while day-to-day life indoors is far more predictable and safe than living outside, indoor life … Continue reading

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Cat Acupuncture: A Primer

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that dates back more than 3,000 years. It has been used on animals almost as long: a manual on the use of acupuncture on elephants, thought to be 3,000 years old, … Continue reading

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