Monthly Archives: December 2016

Making a first aid kit for your pet

Here is a quick list of items you may want to put in a toolbox marked pet first aid kit. Pet Medical Record (VIP is happy to provide an extra copy of all care given at our facility) Muzzle (we know your pet is always a great happy camper, but when they are hurt they […]

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

  80% of dogs have some kind of dental problems by age 3!  Most dental disease occurs below the gums where you can’t see it!  Brushing your dog’s teeth is the single most important thing you can do to help keep your pet healthy! Warning Signs of Dental Problems Redness in the gums Bad Breath […]

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Pet Rescue

Now that the holiday is officially behind, you may find a pet out in the cold in need of a home.  We can check to see if they have a microchip anytime at no charge.   We occasionally have pets to re-home for clients, so if you are looking, ask us to see if we […]

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VIP is Closed today!

We are closed today in observance of Christmas.  Leave us a message and we will be happy to help tomorrow.

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Merry Christmas from VIP Animal Care

We hope you enjoy a peaceful and joyful Christmas with family and furry friends!   Please leave us a message if you have any concerns on our answering machine.  We will be back in action on Tuesday December 27 at 9 am with walk ins 4-7pm

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Holiday Gifts: Pets

Many children and adults think Christmas is a great time to give a pet as a gift.  It can be a wonderful gift, if your household is truly ready to take on a puppy or kitten during this time of year.  A few tips to keep in mind before you decide: A puppy may not […]

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Presents: your pet may be in danger

Dogs can smell things we never do.  How about that box of chocolate covered cherries your uncle just loves.  You decide to get your wrapping done early and doesn’t that look beautiful under the tree?  Only problem is that your beloved pet also thinks there is something yummy under the tree.  Having no self control […]

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Inappropriate Urination in Felines

The common causes of feline house soiling include a litter box that is dirty, too small, covered, or positioned in a place distant from the cat’s usual center of activity. House soiling usually ends once the owner addresses the litter box problems and cleans the soiled areas. In some cases, stress, most commonly social stress, […]

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K9 inappropriate urination

For dogs, especially females, with house soiling problems be sure to ask the owners whether there is urine in the animal’s rest area when it gets up or whether the animal dribbles urine as it walks—two signs of incontinence. Dogs that urinate when they are excited are displaying another type of incontinence; the urination plays […]

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K9 Influenza

 image courtesy of patrisyu at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Signs of Canine Influenza Virus include lethargy, anorexia (weight loss) , nasal discharge, sneezing, depression, ocular (eye) discharge, and cough or sometimes simply a low-grade fever lasting several days. In naturally acquired CIV (Canine Influenza Virus) infections, secondary bacterial infections can lead to more serious conditions such as bronchial […]

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