Monthly Archives: March 2017

For the love of pets!

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Canine Foods

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Hello Spring

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For the love of the dog!

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Entropian?

Entropian is a condition in which the eyelids roll inward, whereas distichiasis is a condition in which extra eyelashes grow from the lids. Entropic can develop from an injury to the eye, or your pet may be born with it. When the eyelid rolls inward, lid hairs and lashes rub up against the cornea, which […]

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Kitten Socialization

Proper socialization of kittens involves planning and preparation. Introduce kittens to travel carriers at an early age Expose kittens to trave at an early age Make sure visitors are handling kitty gently Use calm voices when strangers are coming over.  Introduce them gradually Play time is a key reward.

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Pet Obesity is on the rise!

More than 50% of cats and dogs in the US are overweight or obese! Arthritis, the most common disease of overweight dogs, was responsible for 49,000 pet insurance claims in 2015 from Nationwide pet insurance. More than 5000 claims were for felines with bladder or urinary tract disease, which is also obesity related. Obesity related […]

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Hyperthyroidism in Felines

The most common endocrine problem of cats worldwide is hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism affects 10% of cats over 10 years of age. Thanks to pet owners get regular veterinarian care, and being willing to have geriatric bloodwork completed, we are detecting and treating this common problem earlier and better. If you have a cat 10 or over, […]

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Lyme Facts

The number of Lyme disease cases in people in the US has tripled over the past 20 years. Lyme disease is the most frequently reported vector-born disease in humans and dogs in the US. Use of Lyme vaccine now seems to be reducing the number of clinical cases of Lyme disease in dogs. The Lyme […]

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Food Facts

Celiac Disease which is a hypersensitivity to gluten in wheat products is extremely rare in dogs and nonexistent in cats. Therefore a grain free diet is not needed most of the time for your pet.  The key here is the type of grain.  You want whole grains in your pets food, not grain meals, etc. […]

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