Monthly Archives: April 2017

Fact or Fiction?

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Feline Boredom

Bored cats are destructive and disruptive to your happy home!  When cats are bored they can wake you up at night, do excessive scratching and chewing on furniture or fight with other felines in the home.  Try some of these tips to help ease the boredom. Move the food location.  This encourages your feline to […]

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Dr. Flanders Pet Food recommendations

Nutro Max Cat Nutro Natural Choice Healthy Skin & Coat Blue Buffalo Wilderness: Grain free Basics: Fish/Potato Good Treats Baby Carrots Cheerios Green Beans (raw/canned) Apples Ice cubes Elk Antler Chews Dog Kibble Blue Buffalo treats Bad Treats: Pig ears, rawhide, cow hoofs, Anything that eats corn can pass to the animal as a food […]

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Should I become a pet owner?

Many people don’t evaluate if they are ready to own a pet or which pet would be best for them.  Things to consider before adopting or purchasing a pet. How much room do I have for a pet? How much time do I have for a pet? How much money is the pet going to […]

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Heart worm and Flea preventatives

Spring is here & with the warmer weather comes mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.  Now is the time to test your pet for heartworm disease and start on a monthly prevention program.  Read below to learn more about the dangers of heartworm disease, fleas and ticks.  Call the office to schedule an appointment or use our […]

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Rabies: the 411

Rabies is a deadly diseases caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system.  The virus is secreted in saliva and is usually transmitted to people and animals by a bite from an infected animal. Only mammals can get rabies; birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians do not.  Most cases of rabies occur in wild animals, […]

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Microchipping at VIP using PetLink

  Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure that can be performed at your veterinarian’s office. Pet microchips are very small, roughly the size of a grain of rice and are inserted just beneath your pet’s skin between their shoulder blades. Inserting the microchip is quick and safe similar to a routine shot. A […]

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Heartworm refresher!

To stay in compliance with the American Heartworm Society guidelines and all pharmaceutical company policies we are requiring a yearly heartworm test to stay on heartworm prevention. Because of high rates of heartworm exposure dogs, we feel this is the best medicine we can provide for your pet.

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Getting that medicine in your pet!

We have all been there!  How in the world do you expect me to get that medicine in my pet?  Cats are especially difficult! but so can be for dogs!  Try some of these the next time you struggle to get medicine in your pet. Peanut butter or Almond Butter:  Put the pill in a […]

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Happy Friday!

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