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What do I Need to Know About Pet Vaccines?

Getting a shot is no fun.  They hurt. It is also uncomfortable taking our pets to get their shots.  Kids and pets both seem to have a sixth sense that tells them when they are going to get a shot.  Then we, as the responsible adults, have to watch them go through it....

How to Get Your Pet July Fourth Ready

July 4th is just around the corner.  I can practically smell the burgers already.  While we are setting up the grill and waiting for the fun to begin, we must remember our pets.  The beautiful spectacle of fireworks we enjoy is traumatic for a lot of our animal...

Tips for Exercising Your Dog

Many of us are guilty of forgetting to walk the dog.  Our lives are busy, and sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day.  We must remind ourselves that helping your dog to exercise benefits everyone.  Exercise is important for all animals. The proper amount of...

Tips for Traveling with Pets

Summer is here.  For many families, that means gassing up the vehicle and hitting the open road.  It is a time for making memories and finding adventure. If you intend to bring the furry family members along, there are some steps we suggest you take to ensure everyone...

Showing Compassion To Those Who Have Lost A Pet

The lost of a beloved pet is a very emotional experience. According to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey from the American Pet Products Association, 68 percent of US households have some type of pet. The majority of people understand the special bond a human...

Pet Hygiene and the Importance of It

We bathe regularly, wash our dishes, clean our houses even if we hate it, but when was the last time you not only changed the litter box but cleaned it and dried it before putting new litter in? Can you remember the last time to use soap and water or run your dog’s...

The Behavioral Changes of a Sick Cat

Cats try to be dignified creatures at all times, even if head butting you and occasionally making fools of themselves over a laser pointer. So cats will often try to hide illness. Cats are hardcoded by genetics to mask when they are ill so as to be safe from other...

Why All New Dogs Need To See A Vet

Have you properly prepared for bringing your new dog home? You have already purchased all the essentials for your pet like dog bowls, collar, leash, a nice doggie bed, a crate, and toys but after you’ve picked your puppy up from the breeder or paid the adoption fee to...

Lowering the High Cost of Pet Care

Pet owners across the country know that having an animal at home isn’t always wallet-friendly. There are added expenses related to food, medical care, and more — and that’s when they’re healthy. If your dog or cat is older, has special medical needs, or gets injured,...

Fruits and Vegetables for Lizards

Can Lizards Eat Fruits and Vegetables? Yes, and they should. Lizards are omnivores, which means their diet consists of both animal and plant matter, including fruits and vegetables. Omnivores do best with a diet that has variety of fruits and veggies served alongside...

Home Dangers for Pet Birds

We want to make sure our home is a safe place for our family members. Our bird family members have additional risks in our homes as they can fly and inherently chew and use their beak at their hands. Let’s review the hazards to our feathered family that exist in our...

Helping an Obese Dog Lose Weight

Even dogs can be obese and for veterinarians, obesity in our canine companions is a major problem for vets and pet parents. For some dogs, caloric restriction and exercise alone help your dog lose weight and minimize the health risks of arthritis, diabetes and other...

A Guide to Exercising with Your Dog

Regular exercise has been clinically proven to have multiple health benefits but if you’re already a couch potato, starting any sort of regular exercise and developing a healthy habit can be much harder. A dog as your exercise companion can encourage you to get and...