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Feline Hairballs

Cats are consummate groomers that work hard to keep their coats shiny and immaculate. While cleaning themselves with their tongues, felines ingest fur that has been shed. This fur cannot be broken down or digested and if it doesn’t pass through a cat’s digestive tract, it can form into hairballs. Most cat owners have dealt […]

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Intestinal Parasites in Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats can fall victim to many different types of parasites. Because many of these parasites live in their intestines, veterinarians will take stool samples during your pet’s annual wellness exam to check for signs of intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites are not uncommon, especially in young animals, which is why wellness exams are so […]

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How to Keep your Cat Active

You’re not the only one who needs to work out. Exercise is important to your cat’s overall health. Movement, especially the kind that uses their hunting skills, can keep the weight down and help work off extra energy. Playtime is crucial for their mental well-being, too — it can help stop depression and boredom, which […]

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Managing Osteoarthritis for our Pets

Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is the most common form of arthritis in our pets, affecting approximately a quarter of the population. It is a chronic joint disease characterized by loss of joint cartilage, thickening of the joint capsule and new bone formation around the joint (osteophytosis) and ultimately leading to […]

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Holiday Traveling with Your Pets

For some pet parents, a trip is no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come along. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your pets. If you’re planning to take a trip with pets in tow, we have some tips to help ensure a safe and comfortable journey for […]

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Pet Safety in Emergencies

In an emergency, your pets will be even more dependent on you for their safety and well-being. Your family’s disaster plans must include your furry family members too. Learn what to do to keep your beloved pets safe! Assemble an Emergency Kit for Your Pet Keep items in an accessible place and store them in […]

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How to Take Care of Your Lizard

While lizards make fun, fascinating pets, caring for one is nothing like caring for a cat or a dog. If you’re looking to add a reptilian friend to your family, it’s important to learn how to take care of a lizard in order to offer it a safe home. With over 4,500 species of lizards […]

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Safety Tips for Our Pets on Halloween

There are few things in life cuter than seeing your terror-of-a-puppy dressed up in horns and a red cape on Halloween. But for dogs and their families, Halloween should also be a time for caution. To ensure that both your children and dogs enjoy a fun and safe holiday, please remember the following tips. Leave […]

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