8 Ways to Help a Blind Cat Keep Safe in Your Home

8 Ways to Help a Blind Cat Keep Safe in Your Home

A blind cat can have a wonderful, happy life. It is not at all uncommon for pets, particularly older ones, to suffer vision loss. Normal cat vision is close to humans or perhaps just a little less. Pets have more problems focusing on near objects than people do, though, which is why your kitty may have some trouble seeing the last few kibbles in the food bowl. […]

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Easter and Springtime Hazards

Easter and Springtime Hazards

When it is time for spring cleaning, you often stow away your winter decor, perhaps dig out your Easter or springtime decorations, and transform your home for the season. If you have a cat or dog in the house, you might want to steer clear of seasonal items that might pose potential threats to your pet’s health. Prevent a trip to the emergency vet by […]

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Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can affect all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months old are the most at risk. Dogs that are ill from canine parvovirus infection are often said to have “parvo.” The virus affects dogs’ gastrointestinal tracts and is spread by direct dog-to-dog contact and contact with contaminated feces, envioronments, or people. The virus can […]

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Common Household Poisons To Be Mindful Of

Common Household Poisons To Be Mindful Of

There are many common household items and even foods that are poisonous to our pets. You might be surprised. Please take a moment to read about these hazards. It is vital to always check product labels and store these items properly. Macadamia Nuts Onion, garlic and chives Xylitol. This is a common sugar-free sweetener, often found in chewing gum, foods (including peanut butter), dental products, […]

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5 Ways to Relieve Your Dog’s Boredom

5 Ways to Relieve Your Dog’s Boredom

When we think of dogs, life’s simple pleasures come to mind: a nice long nap, a good bowl of food, a casual stroll around the neighborhood. And while it’s true that dogs enjoy having a daily routine, they can still get restless and bored. Just like humans, dogs need mental and physical stimulation to lead fulfilling lives. Recognizing Boredom in Dogs So how can you […]

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It Is Time For Discounted Rabies Vaccinations

It Is Time For Discounted Rabies Vaccinations

The time is here. Is your pet due for their rabies vaccination? For the entire month of April, your pet can receive an annual rabies vaccine for just $10.00 at Companion Animal Hospital. To make this news even more exciting, the 3 year rabies vaccine is discounted as well. Protect your pet from rabies for 3 years for just $30.00. Your pet must be at […]

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Shedding, It’s A Hairy Situation

Shedding, It’s A Hairy Situation

Shedding can turn into a big, hairy deal, but it’s a normal part of living with a puppy. All puppies shed, even the breeds considered to be non-shedding. Anyone who’s had to lint-roll their black pants recently knows that this is true of all dogs. You don’t have to live with drifts of fur and can keep your home and clothing relatively hair-free with a […]

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Cat Facts: How Long Are Cats In Heat?

Cat Facts: How Long Are Cats In Heat?

You have heard it several times and the topic remains. Spay your felines for their own health and to reduce the population of homeless kitties. However, it is not always easy to get your pet in for the ovariohysterectomy procedure before she goes into heat for the first time. Learn more about your cat’s reproductive cycle, and how to take care of her at each stage of […]

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Removing Ticks Properly

Removing Ticks Properly

If your dog spends lots of time outdoors, tick checks should be part of your daily routine. Here’s how to spot a tick – and what to do if one has grabbed hold of your pet. Step 1: Scan for ticks Start by running your fingers slowly over your dog’s entire body. If you feel a bump or swollen area, check to see if a […]

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How To Know That Spring Has Sprung, According To Your Cat

How To Know That Spring Has Sprung, According To Your Cat

Have a cat? Chances are you have a feline forecaster at your disposal. Call it a sixth sense or nine-life experience or sheer instincts, but your cat – believe it or not – knows best. Simply by accident, your feline friend can signal the advent of spring like a seasoned meteorologist confidently telling you to put your snow shovel away and move your winter jacket […]

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