Archive | Pet Health Tips

Happy "Happy Cat Month!"

September 1st marks the first day of “Happy Cat Month”, dedicated to finding ways to keep our feline friends happy, healthy and purring all year long.  Of course, as cat lovers, we want to keep our cats happy all the time. Here are some ways you can keep your cat content. Take him/her for regular […]

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September 28th is World Rabies Day

Because vaccination has allowed the United States to succeed in dramatically reducing rabies in domestic animals, many people may be lulled into thinking that rabies is something they no longer have to worry about.  Wildlife and unprotected pets do get and transmit the disease, however. In recent years in the United States, more then 6,000 […]

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Feeling Hot Hot HOT!

When a dog is exposed to high temperatures, heat stroke or heat exhaustion can result. Heat stroke is a very serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Once the signs of heat stroke are detected, there is precious little time before serious damage – or even death – can occur. Dogs do not sweat through […]

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How to get your Cat into its Carrier

For cats, seeing the cat carrier is often the first sign that something bad is about to happen  (i.e. a trip to the vet). So the first step to reducing the stress of vet visits (or travel in general) is to create positive associations for your cat. Here’s how: Start young: Kittens usually adjust to […]

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Staying Safe in the Hot Weather

Summertime … when the livin’ is easy … except when experiencing record temperatures and humidity! It’s not only important for us to stay cool in summer, it’s just as important to keep our pets cool, too. Pets suffer the same problems humans do, like overheating, dehydration and sunburn. By taking some simple precautions, you and […]

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Pets and Fireworks Don't Mix

Fireworks from July 4th celebration may be festive to you, but can frighten pets. More cats and dogs become lost on this day than any other when pets panic, go through windows, break tethers and leap fences. Even safely contained pets shiver, moan, and feel worse with each noisy boom. It can take weeks or […]

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