Poison Prevention Week

SPOT THE PET POISONS IN YOUR HOME Pet-proofing your home is one of the first steps in keeping your pets happy and healthy. There are common household and yard items that can harm your pet if swallowed and each year, many dogs and cats suffer from accidental ingestion of these substances. Follow this guide to […]

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Cats Can Get Fleas Too

Many people think that because they have an indoor-only cat, fleas are an impossibility. Wrong! How Do Indoor Cats Get Fleas? First, know this: A flea can jump 100 times its own height. That alone should tell you something about how sneaky they can be.  In a nutshell, anything, or anyone, can unknowingly bring a flea […]

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How do I prevent my pet from getting fleas?

Indoors To control fleas, you must stop them from reproducing. Carpets, pet bedding, furniture, and other indoor areas where your pet spends much time will contain the highest number of developing fleas. Frequent vacuuming of these areas (throw the vacuum cleaner bag away afterwards) and frequent washing of your pet’s bedding can greatly reduce the […]

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Fleas Be Gone!

Keep your pet clean and flea free Fleas are professional hitch-hikers and will happily ride your dog into your house. After play dates, hikes and dog adventures, do a quick once-over to make sure your pup isn’t carrying unwanted guests (like ticks, too!). Bathe and comb your dog regularly, brush your cat regularly, and definitely […]

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Responsible Pet Owners Month

Not only is February National Pet Dental Health Month, but also Responsible Pet Owners Month. Including a dog or cat in your family can be incredibly rewarding, but “parenting” a happy, healthy pet is also a large commitment! What does it mean to be a responsible pet owner? Here are 11 things to consider: Training.  […]

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Don’t Let Anesthesia Fear Delay Dental Care

Anesthesia concerns cause many pet owners to put off dental cleanings, but those fears should be put into context when considering the overall need for essential preventive care for cats and dogs. Advanced periodontal disease not only makes eating a painful experience for the pet, but it also stresses internal organs with a constant shower of bacteria. As […]

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Five Ways to Care for Your Pet’s Teeth

Beware of Bad Breath – If a musky scent is coming from Fluffy’s mouth, don’t ignore it. This could be a warning sign that she has periodontal disease or another oral disease such as stomatitis, a common condition, especially in cats, that causes painful inflammation of the gums and mouth tissues. Other dental-health warning signs include bleeding […]

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