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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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Adopt a Cat Month

June 1 not only kicked off Adopt a Shelter Cat Month—it also marks the height of kitten season, which is the time of year when we see an increase in feline breeding.  You can help celebrate Adopt a Cat Month by adopting, volunteering and/or spreading the message of adoption. There are thousands of adoption events planned […]

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Breeds Prone to Skin Problems

While we are blessed with the pets in our lives, we also encounter problems with our pets that can be sad and/or frustrating. I refer, of course, to allergies and other skin disorders. Our dogs sometimes scratch and shed, and get ugly scars or hairless patches on their skin. All dogs scratch. But when dogs […]

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Myths from Facts about Heartworm Disease

Myth: Heartworm is not in all states. Fact: This is not true. Cases of heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 U.S. states. Get your pet tested and take preventative measures to protect them. Myth: Heartworms are contagious. Fact: The disease is not directly contagious.  It cannot be passed directly from one animal to another or to humans. Heartworms are […]

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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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Fleas Be Gone!

Keep your pet clean and flea free Fleas are professional hitch-hikers and will happily ride your dog into your house. After play dates, hikes and dog adventures, do a quick once-over to make sure your pup isn’t carrying unwanted guests (like ticks, too!). Bathe and comb your dog regularly, brush your cat regularly, and definitely […]

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Quick Facts About Fleas

• Fleas feed on blood but can live more than 100 days without eating • Female fleas can consume up to 15 times their body weight in blood. • It might seem like fleas can fly, but they can’t. They are master athletes and can jump up to 200 times their length. • Humans and […]

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