With the United States starting to deal with colder temperatures. it’s a good time to remind clients how they can keep their pets safe during cold weather. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers these tips: Know the pet’s limits. A pet’s tolerance for cold temperatures varies from pet to pet based on their coat…

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As fall is coming to an end, it is time for pet owners to prepare their pets for cold winter temperatures. Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright…

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Did you know you may be literally killing your pet with kindness? That’s right, those daily treats you give your pet may give the illusion that all is well, but the reality is that the extra treats and the resulting extra weight are causing lasting damage to your pet’s internal organs, bones, and joints —…

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As a pet owner, you want to keep your furry friend safe and healthy, but your pet’s curious nature can sometimes get him into trouble. Animals investigate the world with their mouths and can accidentally ingest poisonous substances. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center is open…

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As temperatures rise, everyone (and their pets) flock outside to spend time in the nice weather. But warmer weather can be rough on your pets if you’re not prepared. Hot weather-related conditions like heat stroke and dehydration are more common as temperatures rise, so it’s important to pay attention to the signs and use your…

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Fleas and ticks are a year-round nuisance for most of us but, when it comes to the infestations of our yards and our homes, the fall seems to be a particularly terrible season. Here are few areas fleas and ticks like to hide and how to best limit your pet’s exposure to these pesky parasites.…

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If your pup has floppy ears, allergies, or happens to be an avid swimmer, you’re probably no stranger to canine ear infections. Ear infections in dogs are not uncommon, but using simple, preventive tips can help stop ear infections from developing. If you suspect your dog has an ear infection, call your vet. “Prompt veterinary…

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People often associate September with the start of school, football season, and Fall — it’s also Responsible Dog Ownership Month. So while you’re planning your seasonal fun, consider these seven ways to celebrate your dog and practice your own Rresponsible dog ownership. 1. Exercise Like people, dogs require exercise. While it’s easy to fall back…

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Whether it be a cat or dog you wish to bathe, the most important thing to remember (especially with those frisky felines) is to start ‘em young. Yep, we mean as babies. But even if they are babies, you can’t just toss them straight into the bathwater (as apposed to throwing the baby out with…

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They’re creepy, they’re crawly…and they can carry diseases. Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance, but pose animal and human health risks. They suck your pet’s blood, they suck human blood, and can transmit diseases. Some of the diseases that fleas and ticks can transmit from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases) include plague, Lyme…

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