Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lyme disease facts

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that affects dogs and people Dogs have tested positive for Lyme disease 48 states. Ticks become active in the spring, summer and fall. Exposure used to be limited to dogs and people in the woods or camping but now ticks are found in grass, bushes and flowers…all places indoor […]

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What fruits are good to give to my dog?

Fruits can be a great addition to your dogs diet.  They help aid in constipation or anal gland issues in your pet.  They add fiber, bulk, vitamins such as A, C, potassium, magnesium, beta-carotene, antioxidants and B-complex. Your pet should have the same guidelines you would for yourself such washing the fruit thoroughly to remove […]

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The oral health of your pet

In this day and age, we have more tools and research than ever before to impact the health of our pets.  There is more evidence every day showing the link between good oral health and overall health.  Many pet owners do not realize the single best care they can give to their pet is good […]

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Watermelon: is it okay for dogs?

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Eye issues in your pets

Most people realize when their pet’s eyes turn cloudy, but make sure you have Dr. Flanders check your pet’s vision at your next wellness exam.  Since our patients can’t tell us where it hurts or that their vision has become blurry, we rely on owners to tell us what’s been going on at home.  There […]

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Ticks in Indiana

Ticks that we must worry about in Indiana: Brown Dog Tick American Dog Tick Deer Tick Lone Star Tick We are in peak season for ticks.  Many of us know that ticks cause lyme disease, but there are many others such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Ehlichiosis, and canine tick paralysis to name just a […]

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Water: an essential nutrient

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I have a new puppy, now what?

This time of year, many of you are making the decision to add a puppy to your home.  Here are a few tips to help the transition and socialize your pup. Music/noise machines are good for bedtime and/or crate training.  It helps calm them. Putting a stuffed animal in the crate or bed helps them […]

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It’s soggy out there and they are calling for more rain this week!

It has been quite a spring and summer this year.  We are now at nearly double the normal rainfall in central Indiana and this week has a more than 50% chance of rain every day this week.  Now is the time to have a basket full of towels near the door and possibly some old […]

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5 simple things to do to keep your cat safe and happy

You can minimize many problems by following these 5 things for your pet kitty: Keep the litter box clean:  by doing this you will know of any changes your cat. Keep your kitty indoors.  There are far less dangers inside the house than out. Work on keeping kitty at a normal weight. Schedule regular exams […]

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