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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 ACF to raise awareness of […]

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 a real problem for pets, […]

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, most dogs become seniors between […]

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 -or-treaters or party guests, put your […]

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 cats hate it—often they’re so […]

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 as ever. A few facts […]

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 signs of chronic pain and […]

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