Monthly Archives: June 2017

Happy Independence 2017

VIP is open today until 5pm.  Next week we will be closed Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4 in observance of the holiday.  Please see our emergency contact page on the website for places to take your pet this weekend and through the holiday. Remember that your pets may be scared at the fireworks.

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summertime

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Get outside today!

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Antifreeze is also dangerous in the summer

Many of us just think of winter time to be worried about antifreeze and pets…but summertime is a time to be vigilant as well.  Cars leak antifreeze this time of year due to air conditioners running and hot dogs can think it is a cool drink of water.  Make sure you carry bottled water in […]

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Plants you want to have in your gardens and landscape

I had never thought about the plants that our landscaper had put in my flower beds until recently reading articles about plants that can naturally repel fleas, ticks and mosquitos.  Even though we have never had a problem with fleas, I didn’t realize it was because of the plants around my home. I have lavender […]

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Vacationing with your dog: Do’s and Don’t

This time of year, many pet owners elect to take their dog with them for a family vacation.  This day and age are more friendly to your pet than ever before!  Many hotels and restaurants make room for your pets.  Here are some tips to remember. Plan for a stop every 2 hours to let […]

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the process of joint cartilage  degeneration. It is the most common joint disorder in dogs It is progressive Chronic Inflammatory It starts as lameness, limping upon exertion, pain and then leads to a more sedentary lifestyle for your pet because you don’t want to stress them and cause more pain. If not addressed […]

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Sun protection gear for your pets!

Recently my doctor has advised me to stay completely out of the sun.  In researching  what I can do to protect myself when I am in the sun, I have found my pets are at risk too and there are many products to help them as well as myself. I found that there are clothes […]

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Boy, it’s hot out there!

Our pets generally have a higher body temperature than us.  So first off, don’t panic if you know your pet hasn’t been in extreme heat and feels warm.  There are many other signs to look for than just touch to see if your pet is in danger of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. excessive panting, […]

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September 2017 is dental month

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