Archives: General Care

  • How Your Dog Cools Himself Down

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    The human body cools itself down during hot weather or vigorous exercise using one method: sweating. As the sweat on your skin evaporates, it cools you down. But your dog, of course, is covered in fur. So how do our canine companions’ bodies cool themselves in the summer months? Panting Panting is your dog’s primary way of cooling off. When your pup pants, moisture starts to evaporate from their tongue, as well as from the … Read More »

  • Poison Ivy and Pets

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    For humans, one of the bad parts about spending time outside during warm weather is the risk of coming into contact with poison ivy, oak, or sumac. Did you know that these plants can also affect our pets? It’s not extremely common for pets to develop a reaction to poison ivy, but it’s entirely possible. Read on to find out more. How to Spot Poison Ivy When you know how to spot poison ivy, oak, … Read More »

  • How to Introduce Two Dogs

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    At some point or another, your dog will almost certainly meet another dog. It might be because you’re adopting a second pup to add to your family, or simply because you’re passing another dog during a walk. But in either case, you’ll want to know how to introduce two dogs properly so that everything goes smoothly. Here are a few guidelines: Take Things Slow Rule number one: take it slow. Tossing two dogs together and … Read More »

  • Watch out for Red Snow!

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    Did you know we see an increased number of cases involving bloody urine in the winter months? This is not because dogs are more susceptible to the causes of bloody urine during this time. More likely, your dog has had bloody urine for a while, and you are only able to see it in the white snow. Common causes for bloody urine in dogs are: Urinary tract infection (UTI) – When a pathogen, usually bacteria, … Read More »

  • Toys To Buy Your Pets For The Holidays

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    Holidays are stressful enough without trying to figure out the best toy to get your pet. Let us help you narrow down the search of the perfect Christmas gift by taking a look down below at our recommendation on toys to get, and toys to avoid. Dogs Avoid body part toys: Bones and other forms of animal body part toys not only form a choking hazard once they are chewed small, but also risk giving … Read More »

  • Caring for a Toy Breed Dog

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    Do you have a pint-sized pup? Small dogs are adorable! Many toy breeds were initially bred as companion animals, so they tend to be very affectionate and cuddly. However, Fido does have some specific care needs. A vet discusses small dog care below. General Health Obesity is often a problem with toy breeds, simply because it’s so easy to overfeed them. They’re also prone to hypoglycemia, which is a dangerous drop in blood sugar. Ask … Read More »

  • Holiday Pet Safety Tips

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    The holiday season is here again, and we would like to help you be prepared with these helpful holiday safety tips for your pets. Avoid sharing food with your pets: Fatty foods are hard for our pets to digest and may even cause a life threatening condition known as pancreatitis. Even a small amount of turkey skin or meat could be detrimental. Put the trash away where your pets can’t find it: Your holiday feast … Read More »

  • New Gadgets for Your Pet

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    We’re living in an age of technological marvels. It seems like almost every day there are new products and gadgets released. What about our furry friends? It seems that Fluffy and Fido both have fans in the technical sectors, as some really cool gadgets have been made just for them. A vet lists some of them below. GPS Trackers Man’s Best Friend loves exploring, and won’t hesitate to slip away for some doggy shenanigans. Some … Read More »

  • Keep Pets Safe This Halloween

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    Most animal lovers already know that chocolate can be toxic to pets, but we are here to tell you that Halloween can bring many other dangers to your furry family member.           So, Witch Halloween hazards should pet parents be concerned about? WGAH has compiled a list of potential dangers that may cause your pet an emergency trip to the vet this Halloween night.   Chocolate is toxic to pets so … Read More »

  • Helpful Tips to Get Your Cat to the Vet

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    Does your cat go into hiding and magically disappear every time you need to take them to the vet? How could the cat possibly know what you are planning to do? Do you wish you had some helpful tips on how to help your cat not be so afraid of going to the vet? We are here to help! We see all types of cats here. The mellow cat that is okay with just about … Read More »