Archives: General Care

  • Taking Good Care of Your Cat’s Skin

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    Skin problems are relatively common among our feline friends. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your cat’s skin in good shape throughout your pet’s life. That means a pristine coat of fur and a happy, healthy pet! Here are five quick tips for taking good care of your cat’s skin: Weekly Inspection Sit down with your cat about once a week to give her coat and skin a thorough inspection. … Read More »

  • Does Your Dog Need to Lose Weight?

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    The United States pet obesity rate is rising and we owe it to our furry family members to educate ourselves on proper feeding techniques to keep them healthy. According to the latest veterinary surveys, over half  of our nation’s dogs are overweight. Obesity puts pets at risk for developing health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, kidney and heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer. Read on to find out how to begin properly managing your dog’s weight: … Read More »

  • Choosing a Pet Sitter

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    Are you considering hiring a pet sitter to look after your animal companion while you’re away from home? There are many great reasons to hire a sitter—your pet will be able to remain in comfortable, familiar surrounds until you’re back home, and a sitter can even take care of grooming appointments or veterinary visits while you’re away. Since you’re giving a sitter access to not only your pet, but your home as well, it’s important … Read More »

  • Celebration Safety Tips For You And Your Pet

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    Summer is a time to spend with loved ones, school is out, and your pets are surely glad to spend extra time with you. Whether you are at a cook-out or just spending a nice day outside with your pet, there are a few safety tips we would like to share to help keep your pets healthy and safe this summer. COOK OUTS Allowing your dog to eat bones and table scraps from your barbeque … Read More »

  • Meet The AKC’s Newest Breed: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

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    Have you heard of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen? The answer to that question may very well be no. This isn’t surprising: there are actually only about 400 in the US, and likely a similar number in Canada. These cute pups were recently added to the ranks of the AKC’s officially recognized breeds. Joining the Hound Group, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen—or GBGV for short—was recognized January 1, 2018, along with another adorable pooch, the … Read More »

  • All About Hairballs

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    If you own a cat, you know that your feline friend is an excellent self-groomer. That talent comes with a caveat: hairballs! It’s a part of life for just about every cat owner—the question is, do hairballs harm your cat, and can you do anything to minimize this unsightly occurrence? Read on to find out more about hairballs. What Causes Hairballs? When a cat grooms herself, tiny barbs on the tongue pick up hair from … Read More »

  • Travelling with your Pet

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    Traveling with your Pet Are you planning on taking a trip?  Thinking of bringing your pets along for an adventure? You will need to do some ground work first. Click on the APHIS Pet Travel link below for extensive information on traveling regulations both here in the US and for traveling to other countries. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel Pets like interaction and new experiences so bringing them along can help socialize them.  You will also benefit by having … Read More »

  • Keeping Your Dog’s Food Fresh

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    Keeping your canine companion’s food as fresh as possible is important. Not only does allowing food to go bad waste your hard-earned money, it could harm your pet if they eat it! Learn about some easy ways to keep your dog’s food fresh in this article from your local veterinarian. Dry Kibble Generally speaking, factors like humidity, heat, and sunlight are enemies of proper food storage. The same goes for your dog’s dry kibble. Keep … Read More »

  • 5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

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    There are many human foods that aren’t good for our canine companions—it’s likely that you already have some in your kitchen! The trick is preventing the problem ahead of time so that your pet doesn’t ingest anything harmful. Here are five foods you should never feed your dog: Garlic and Onions Garlic and onions, as well as similar foods like chives, scallions, shallots, and leeks, aren’t safe for dogs. These sorts of foods can damage … Read More »

  • Stocking Stuffers for Your Dog

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    It’s always fun to include your canine companion in the holiday festivities. Why not get your dog a few stocking stuffers? Here are a few gift ideas that your pup is sure to love: Fun Toys You can’t go wrong with good old-fashioned dog toys. Not only do toys keep Fido entertained for hours on end, they give your dog a proper outlet for his pent-up energy. Chew toys, in particular, help to keep your … Read More »

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