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Managing Arthritis in Pets

November 8, 2017

Creaky joints, stiffness, pain. Dogs and even cats get arthritis, just like people. Intermittent limping, reluctance to exercise or jump, stiffness upon rising, limping made worse by colder weather, and even licking painful joints can be signs of arthritis in your pet. Most often it’s an age-related issue, however joint conformation as seen in hip

Identifying Pet Poisons

October 23, 2017

When thinking about household items that are toxic to pets, one normally gravitates to the obvious, like household cleaners, pest and insect control treatments and even anti-freeze, which is especially appealing because of its sweet taste. Also consider these items equally dangerous to pets, yet hiding in plain sight: Medications In addition to prescription drugs,

Keeping Hunting Dogs Safe

October 23, 2017

As with any outdoor sport, the Golden Rule is Stay Safe, and that holds true for both hunters and hunting dogs. Hunting Season offers great outdoor adventure for both dogs and owners, and just as hunters prepare their gear, so should they prepare their dogs for a safe and memorable hunt. Here are Some Tips

Cancer in Pets

October 1, 2017

While most of us are keenly aware of the effects of cancer on human health, many do not realize that it affects our pets as well. Here’s why you need to know. Cancer is the #1 disease-related cause of death in dogs and cats. 1 in 4 Dogs and 1 in 5 Cats will develop

Being a Good Pet Parent

October 1, 2017

You know that your pet is good to you. Sure, there is the occasional “oops” on the carpet or the shoes that were just too tempting, and we won’t even mention the box of croissants that disappeared off the table or the backyard “landscaping”. But your pet is always there for you, and is the

Keeping Pet Eyes Healthy and Bright

August 28, 2017

It’s said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and that is particularly true with pets, who are able to communicate so much through expression in their eyes.  And those eyes have grown sharp and alert as generations of dogs have become hunters, herders, protectors and beloved Service and Seeing Eye dogs. With

Your Guide to Pet Ear Care

August 28, 2017

We all know that pets can have selective hearing, but keeping those ears healthy is an important part of pet wellness. Canine Ear Infections can come from a variety of sources, such as bacteria, yeast, ear mites, moisture, wax, allergies, tumors, and foxtails.  Unlike humans, dog ear canals are mostly vertical, so it’s easy for

Understanding Pet Insurance – Why It’s a Good Idea

August 14, 2017

You insure your family’s health, your car, your home, and even your toys like boats and RV’s, so why not insure your pet? After all, pets are family, too! The cost of dealing with pet health expenses can quickly add up, and may leave you totally unprepared for the financial burden of surgery and care

Technological Advancements in Veterinary Medicine

August 14, 2017

It seems that almost every day we hear about advancements in science and technology that improve the practice of medicine for humans. But did you know that impressive advancements are also happening in the field of veterinary medicine? With pets living longer and receiving better care than ever before, technological advancements continually move veterinary medicine

Helping Senior Pets Live Long and Strong

July 26, 2017

Pets are living longer now than ever before, thanks to improved veterinary care and dietary habits. As with humans, advancing age in pets can bring on age-related conditions affecting health. Many diseases and health issues, when caught early, can be treated. Some of the ailments that can affect Senior Dogs are: Arthritis Dental Disease Kidney