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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Regular wellness exams are vital for ensuring your kitty has a long, happy, and healthy life. August 22nd is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day, and the perfect opportunity to schedule your cat’s routine preventive care exam.  Contrary to popular belief, even indoor cats are susceptible to disease. Postponing your cat’s wellness check-up […]

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National Check the Chip Day

Microchipping can be a lifesaver for pets, helping to reunite lost or stolen pets with their owners. But the chip is only as good as its registration. To raise awareness about the importance of updating microchip registration information, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established Check the Chip […]

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A Healthy Pet is a Happy Pet

When your family includes a four-legged loved one, you vow to love them unconditionally, in sickness and in health—hoping for much more health than sickness. Keep your furry friend as healthy as can be with this go-to guide to animal wellness. Calling the Shots Vaccinations are an important step in protecting your pets from common […]

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Medical Issues or Poor Training?

Dogs can’t tell us what they’re feeling, so it can be difficult to determine the right course of action when it comes to resolving bad behavior problems. How do you know if you should take your pet to a trainer — or if you should go straight to your vet? There’s a growing trend of veterinarians and trainers […]

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Basic Behavior

Communication begins with understanding. If you want to build a better relationship with your dog, you can start by working to understand the meaning and causes behind some of her most common dog behaviors. Here is a list of common dog behaviors and what they mean. Panting Because dogs sweat through the pads on their […]

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Pet Nutrition Myths

Myth #1: “Natural” pet food is better for my pet. Fact: Although the word “natural” is found on some pet food labels, it’s really hard to know exactly what that means. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates pet food labeling, offers no official definition. There’s an assumption, but no evidence, that pet food free of […]

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