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National Kids and Pets Day (April 26th)

April 26th is National Kids and Pets Day! Created in 2005, this day is dedicated to celebrating the magical bond between kids and animals. This day also encourages pet adoption through local animal shelters – with an importance placed on safe interactions between kids and pets. Here are some safety tips between kids and pets: Dogs […]

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National Heartworm Awareness Month

What Is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is a severe and potentially fatal disease caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected dogs, cats and ferrets. It causes severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Mosquitos spread the disease. When a […]

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National Pet Diabetes Month

Diabetes is an enduring disease that has persisted through time, but in recent years there has been an increase in diagnoses. Many people may know diabetes as a metabolic disease, the body’s inadequate production or inability to use insulin. Diabetes in humans can either be inherited at an early age or developed later in life […]

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Senior Pet Month

We would like to dedicate the month of November to our senior patients.  Older pets have special health needs and may require more attention and care than younger pets. As your pet ages, changes occur in his physical conditions that warrant more frequent visits to the veterinarian. The aging process varies between species and specific […]

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Dealing With the Emotional Effects of Cancer in Your Pets

The word “cancer” is very powerful. It’s almost a taboo word, and can change the tone of a conversation to one of fear and dread, followed by silence. If the term is used by your veterinarian to discuss your beloved pet, it can shake you to your core. The emotional challenges of either having a […]

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Cancer Awareness Month

All pets, regardless of size and breed, are at risk for developing cancer. However, there are certain breeds of dogs that have higher instances of the disease than others. Certain breeds, such as Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, and German shepherds are considered at-risk breeds and have a higher risk of getting cancer. According to the Veterinary […]

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