Monthly Archives: August 2017

My puppy still got sick even after having puppy vaccines.

Occasionally we have a puppy that has had a few of the puppy rounds of vaccinations still end up with a serious illness such as Parvovirus.  That begs the question of how did this happen, why vaccinate if he still got sick?  These are understandable questions and we would wonder the same if this happened […]

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Extra fat can lead to kidney disease!

Based on current evidence, it’s clear excess weight in dogs and cats can lead to high blood pressure. Hypertension directly affects the kidney, largely because it receives approximately one-quarter of the blood pumped by the heart. Dogs with obesity have been shown to have higher levels of hyaluronic acid (HA) inside their kidneys. HA, a […]

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Extra fat can lead to diabetes and insulin resistance!

Obesity is known to cause diabetes and insulin resistance in cats and dogs. In obese pets, the number of insulin receptors on the fat and muscle cells are reduced, damaged or don’t function normally. There are several proposed reasons for this, and research is underway to discover the definitive mechanism. Regardless of exact cause, pets […]

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Pets and their owners have the same issue: extra fat!

In 2016, APOP’s survey revealed 59 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs were classified as overweight or obese by their veterinary clinics. That adds up to an estimated 50.5 million cats and 41.9 million dogs at risk for weight-related disorders. Obesity is relatively easy to identify but infinitely more difficult to treat. Obesity […]

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Rolling over in felines

Have this ever happened to you: You approach your kitten in the hallway to say hello, and she immediately throws herself on the ground, rolls onto her back and exposes her tummy to you? If it’s a familiar scenario, be happy. Cats who roll over and expose their stomachs are actually relaxed and comfortable, calm […]

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Help, my cat keeps bringing me dead critters!

Cats are natural hunters, which we already know, and so it only makes sense that if you have an outdoor cat she will, from time-to-time, be stalking some prey. And you know how you like to bring your furry best friend home a treat every now and then to let her know how much you […]

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Have a wonderful Sunday

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Happy Saturday

The weather forecast for Hamilton County is a high of 76 with sun and clouds.  This is awesome pet weather!  Enjoy your Saturday with your pet! Indiana State Fair is going on right now. It’s a great day to take your dog on a walk/hike/or trail.  Koteewi has great trails your dog is welcome on […]

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West Nile Virus is in Hamilton County

Friday, August 5, 2017, it was reported by the State Department of Health that mosquito testing in Hamilton County tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Now more than ever it is important for your pet to have a repellent on board.  We carry a topical called Vectra 3D that will repel against mosquitos. Your […]

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Back to school: part two

So what can you do to transition your pet back to a more normal routine where they are not getting the constant attention: Leave the TV on so when you are gone, they don’t feel they are so alone. Try interactive toys when you are gone.  There are puzzle treat boxes that pets have to […]

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