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10 Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Persistent cough* Difficulty breathing* Fainting/collapsing* Abdominal swelling/distention* Less tolerance to excercise Heart murmur Change in heart rate Change in body weight Restless or hiding Loss of appetite * signs that should always warrant a visit to the vet Valvular disease … Continue reading

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Can I stop shedding in my pet?

Every pet sheds. It’s a natural process that helps animals adjust to their environment. But how can you tell if your pet sheds a normal amount or way too much? And is there anything you can do about it? Let’s … Continue reading

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Study: Noise sensitivity in dogs could be a sign of serious pain

Your dog used to run toward the vacuum cleaner. Now he runs away from it. He didn’t used to be afraid. What changed? A new study conducted by animal behavior scientists from the United Kingdom and Brazil found that dogs who show … Continue reading

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Prevent Lyme Disease in Your Pet

Some info courtesy of VetStreet and AVMA April is Prevent Lyme Disease in Pets Month. As the weather gets warmer and our pets spend more time outdoors, including beachy and wooded areas, we wanted to answer a few frequently asked … Continue reading

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Microchipping of Animals FAQ

Q:  What is a microchip? A:  A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by … Continue reading

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Why Old Dogs and Cats Need New Tricks

Play and activity in pets may stave off cognitive decline and improve cognition in those already starting to slope downward. As medical science extends the lifespan of pets, age-related cognitive decline in cats and dogs is on the rise. Clinical … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Pet Calm and Happy on New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner! And the sounds of celebration – the horns, fireworks, continuous doorbells announcing guests – are great fun for people, but not always for our dogs. In fact, 46% of dog owners reported … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season: Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Holiday Pet Safety Tips: As the holiday season arrives, it means that it is time to get all of our adornment out and begin decorating.  As our lights and trees go up, so do the very beautiful trinkets and glitz.  … Continue reading

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Helping You Adjust to Your Pet’s New Abilities: Managing Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders are diseases that affect the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves (nerve after it exits the spinal cord). Symptoms range from seizures, head tilt, unsteady gait, weakness or complete paralysis of one or more limbs, decreased sensation in … Continue reading

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Protect Your Pets From The Cold

Cold Weather Is Here:  Fewer and fewer pets live outside as the human animal bond gets stronger.  Many of our family pets have migrated from our backyards to our bedrooms.  But, for those pets that live outside or stay out for … Continue reading

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