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Toys for Dogs Left at Home Alone

The Kong The granddaddy of all work-to-eat toys, the Kong is a chew toy made of nearly indestructible rubber. It was originally based on a part of a Volkswagen bus’ suspension device that the creator’s German Shepherd found particularly irresistible. Kongs can be stuffed with a wide variety of yummies. Kong sells specially shaped treats […]

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Does Your Dog Know How to Swim?

They didn’t coin the term “doggy paddle” because dogs stay on shore. Many dogs enjoy swimming as much as people do, and cool times in the local swimming spot are irreplaceable summer experiences. But you have to look out for your pet around water, since even the strongest, most enthusiastic swimmers can get into trouble. […]

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Heartworm Disease & Your Pet

Heartworm infection is acquired by a dogs and cats through the bite of an infected mosquito. It penetrates the tissue of an infected animal then migrates to the pet’s bloodstream from which it enters his heart and lungs.  Surveys of veterinary clinics conducted by the American Heartworm Society, cited by the Companion Animal Parasite Council […]

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In More Dental News…

In order to keep your pet as safe and healthy as possible during a professional anesthetic dental procedure, we now have a Cardell Veterinary Monitor in our Dental Treatment facility, as well as in our surgical suite.  What does this mean for your pet?  Besides being able to monitor your pet’s heart rate, respiratory rate, […]

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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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