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Get Your Pet Ready for Boarding!

Got plans for the holidays? If so, it’s not too soon to make boarding reservations for your pets! In fact, our spots are already starting to fill up for the most popular weeks, so make sure you call soon—not only to book your pet’s stay, but also to check that…

Lumps and Bumps Checks

It’s a scary statistic: the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) reports that 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 5 cats will develop cancer in their lifetime.  In fact, it’s the leading cause of death for dogs over the age of two. November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, created by the…

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Don’t give in to persuasive purrs and puppy dog eyes this Thanksgiving! Many of the holiday treats we love can cause health problems for our pets if they eat them. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe: Don’t leave wine glasses at snout or tail level. Alcohol is…

The Importance of Blood Screening for Pets

It can be frightening to see your pet get older. The fact is, our animal companions age much faster than we do, so illness and disease progress faster as well. But there is something that may ward off those terrifying conditions: senior exams and blood screenings. While every pet ages differently,…

Halloween Pet Safety

Halloween can be a fun and tasty holiday for people—but not so much for our pets. Constantly opening the door for trick-or-treaters, unusual costumes and noises can often put animals on edge. Here are some ideas for keeping your cat or dog safe and serene on Halloween. When expecting trick…

Got A Scaredy Cat? We Can Help!

Indoor or outdoor, cats need regular wellness exams—but statistics show that after their initial kitten vaccinations, pet owners tend to take cats to the vet about half as often as dogs. One of the main reasons pet owners cite for not taking their cats to the vet is that their…

World Rabies Day

Chances are you don’t think about rabies much—after all, most dogs and cats are required to be vaccinated and because of that, the disease is not as common in the U.S. as it once was. However, rabies is still very much a danger for pets and people and as deadly…

Animal Pain Awareness Month

Your pet may be a different species, but we all process and feel pain in much the same way. That’s why the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has selected September as Animal Pain Awareness Month. Most animals instinctually hide pain and weakness, so it’s important that families be aware of subtle…

Take Your Best Shot

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, created to remind people how important it is to keep their vaccinations up to date. But that advice isn’t just for humans—it’s vital for pets as well. Vaccinating your pet is a relatively inexpensive but very important way to protect his or her health.…

Prepare Your Pets for the Fourth of July

Fireworks season is here and while you may enjoy them, the racket can be downright terrifying for your animal companion. If your pet trembles, whines, drools, or clings to you when he hears loud noises, he likely suffers from a condition known as noise aversion. There are several things you…

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