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Raw Diets

Pet owners are naturally concerned about providing the best care for their pets, and no form of care is more direct and meaningful that what we feed our animal companions. Rare but serious problems with contamination of commercial pet foods have caused significant anxiety about the safety of these foods and generated increased interest in […]

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National Mutt Day

National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, and is celebrated on December 2nd. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. One reason so many dogs are euthanized is due to constant over-breeding and public desire of designer and pure-breed puppies. […]

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Musculoskeletal Problems

As the weather gets cooler, we tend to see more musculoskeletal problems in our patients.  Musculoskeletal disease (disease that affects your pet’s bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains just like we do. But, because of their survival instincts, they try to hide it. And in the […]

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Pledge to Help the Senior Pets

Many people walk into a shelter hoping to adopt a new puppy or kitten, completely overlooking the perfectly adoptable older dogs and cats. November is “Adopt a Senior Pet Month.”  During this month, your local shelters and rescue organizations will be trying to re-home their adoptable older pets. Just like puppy and kittens, older animals are […]

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Pet Diabetes

November is National Pet Diabetes Month and we want to encourage pet owners to become more aware of the signs and symptoms of diabetes. What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus, the medical name for diabetes, is a disease caused by a lack of insulin that affects the level of glucose, or sugar, in your dog or […]

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Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner!  During this season, fun events and family gatherings occur in many households and for many pet owners, dressing up their pet is a tradition every year. As most pet owners scramble to put the finishing touches on their own costumes, some are scrounging for the cutest or scariest attire […]

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