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Pet Allergies: Spot the Symptoms & Identify the Source

Like people, pets are subject to a wide variety of allergies. The big difference is that we can usually identify our symptoms, ask for help, and resolve the issues, while our pets rely on us to figure out what is wrong and how to help. Spotting the Symptoms Our first challenge is to be able…

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Firework Safety and Pets

The fourth of July brings BBQ, camping, family outings, and fireworks. While we might look forward to the lights and sounds of the fireworks, they terrify many pets. Potential Safety Issues Noise phobia, the fear of loud noises, is a common ailment for pets. Whether it be a gunshot, thunder, or fireworks, the sharp and…

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Pet Fire Safety

Don’t Play with Matches Pets without an opposing thumb (this would include all cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, pot bellied pigs, etc.) are physically unable to play with matches. However they can all be like children, active and curious. There are many stories of cats and dogs starting accidental fires. As unbelievable as it is…

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Benefits of a Mobile Veterinarian

Reduce your stress and the stresses of your pet by having the doctor come to you. Main Benefits Many pets have a high level of anxiety with the process of visiting a veterinarian’s office. The stress points often include the car ride, the strange people and animals in the waiting room, and the unfamiliar sights,…

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Why Immunizations are Important

Just like us, our pets are exposed to a myriad of diseases everywhere they go. Immunizations are a critical link to your pet’s health and longevity. What Does It Mean to Immunize My Pet? The immunization of a pet is the process of vaccinating the pet against one or more potentially debilitating and potentially lethal…

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Holistic Pet Care

There are some pet care issues that can be addressed with a holistic approach. What is Holistic Pet Care? Holistic pet care is the consideration of the pet as a whole including physical, emotional, and social well-being. Holistic care is a combination of traditional and non-traditional remedies. As with every modality of care for our…

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Pet Disaster Preparedness

When preparing for a disaster evacuation plans focus on the “5 P’s”: People, Pets, Prescriptions, Pictures, and Papers. How do you prepare for disaster for your pet? How to Get Prepared It is impossible to image the chaos and ensuing confusion that comes during an evacuation unless you have had the experience. Anything that you…

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What You Need to Know About Rabies

The word “rabies” is enough to strike fear in most people. While rabies is a deadly virus it is also preventable. How Does My Cat or Dog Get Rabies Rabies is most commonly passed through the saliva secretions from an infected animal. The virus is passed when the virus-laden saliva makes contact with the mucus…

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Pets & Weight

Just like people, pets live longer and suffer less health impacts when they are a healthy weight Quick Check There are two quick ways to check if your pet is a healthy weight. The first is a visual check. Standing over your pet and looking down on them, you should be able to see a…

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Arthritis and Your Pet

One of the most common aliments seen in pets is arthritis. Arthritis is a progressive and degenerative condition that affects one or more joints. Symptoms Our pets are often very stoic, making it difficult to tell when they are hurting. Arthritis affects the joints making certain movements and positions very painful. Also areas near the…

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