Tag Archives: cats

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

We love our senior pets—that’s why we are thrilled that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! If you’ve been thinking about adding a four-legged-friend to your family, consider opening your home and your heart to an older dog or … Continue reading

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4 Dangerous Myths Pet Parents Believe About Cat Health

Cats are often considered very mysterious creatures, so it’s unsurprising that feline folklore and superstitions over the years have influenced the way people care for the health of their fur babies. Unfortunately, there are several common cat health myths out … Continue reading

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The Truth About “Anesthesia-Free Dentals”

Thinking about having a groomer or pet store clerk clean your pet’s teeth? Not so fast – dental care is a lot more than cosmetic. ‘Anesthesia-free dentals’ are misleading and could potentially be harmful to your pet’s long term health. … Continue reading

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Show us Your Ticks!

If your dog or cat has a tick, we want it! We are asking you to help us investigate which ticks are infesting dogs and cats across the country. Did you know that both dogs and cats can be infested … Continue reading

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Don’t use your dog’s flea and tick medicine on your cat!

Sharing isn’t always caring—especially when it can cause harm to your cat. Learn why dog lea and tick preventives should never be used on cats and what you can do to keep your feline friend safe. What you know: Flea … Continue reading

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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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Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward them with scraps from the … 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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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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