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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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What to do if you find injured or orphaned wildlife

When finding a baby animal it is generally best to leave it alone. Often the animal is not orphaned, and the parent may be out getting food for the animal, or watching the baby from a distance. Never pick up … Continue reading

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Arthritis in Cats

My 10 year-old cat began having difficulty jumping up in the window to watch the birds, and he sometimes seems stiff when he gets up in the morning.  His veterinarian has diagnosed osteoarthritis.  What does this mean? Osteoarthritis (OA) is … Continue reading

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Need Help Paying For Your Pet’s Medical Bills?

As pet owners, we want to provide the best healthcare for our beloved pets. But sometimes the associated costs for these services can be over-whelming, especially in times of financial distress. We can help. We offer solutions that work for … Continue reading

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May 6-12, 2018 is National Pet Week

Get ready for National Pet Week starting on May 6th ! National Pet Week promotes responsible pet ownership, makes people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets, increases public awareness of services available from professionals … 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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First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

What would you do if  …your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter?  …your cat had a seizure right in front of you?  …your dog fell down the stairs and started … Continue reading

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American Red Cross offers Pet First Aid App

Pets are an important part of our families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. … Continue reading

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How Can I Tell If My Pet Is Overweight?

Body condition scoring is a way to determine if a pet is underweight, ideal weight, or overweight. Discuss your pet’s current and ideal weight with your veterinarian. Use the chart below to determine your pet’s current body condition. Click image … Continue reading

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