Monthly Archives: September 2017

So what about feline vaccines

Since we covered information about canine vaccinations, today we will discuss a bit about feline vaccinations at VIP Animal Care. Rabies Again rabies is required by the state of Indiana for your feline. Dr. Flanders prefers a 1 year rabies vaccine so he can examine your pet each year. Many of our feline pet owners […]

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A bit of information about vaccinations

So yesterday I gave your some insight into how we chose the company we purchase our vaccinations from and why we changed to this company, now let’s discuss in more detail the vaccinations we recommend for your pet and why. Rabies:   The state of Indiana requires your pet to have Rabies inoculation.   We […]

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Vaccine health

Dr. Flanders made the decision about 5 years ago to use a smaller dosage vaccine for canines marketed by Elanco.  Prior to this decision, our 4 in 1 distemper combo vaccine consisted of 1 mL of product.  I know for most of you this is “talking Greek” but stay with me for a moment.  The […]

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A few tips for helping with anxiety

I have a toy Australian Shepherd who lives and breathes with me.  This breed as well as some others are more prone to be close to just a few individuals while other breeds like everyone.  Yes we have some separation anxiety, but here are a few tips I have used and keep in my “toolbox” […]

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Safety precautions to make sure your pet doesn’t get away from you.

Many times our pets can run away from us for one reason or another.  It may be to chase an animal, to avoid punishment or just because!  Try these tips to avoid disasters! If you have a fenced back yard, always a good idea to check the fence every month or so.  Some dogs are […]

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A second reminder of vacation coming up for Dr. Flanders

Just another friendly reminder about Dr. Flandres upcoming vacation Just an early heads up that Dr. Flanders will be on vacation the first full week of October.   October 4-8, 2017 He will have a relief veterinarian filling in on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be no Walk-ins that week and appointments will be […]

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Tick hiding places

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How can I tell if my dog is relaxed?

Since pets can’t verbalize to us their feelings and emotions, we have to rely on their body language to decode their mood and overall well being.  Look for these clues to tell if your canine is relaxed and generally happy! Mouth open and panting Eyes almost squinting, eyes an almost almond shape Tail will be […]

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Fall Cat care tips

If you have a long-haired cat, it’s important to brush them regularly to avoid serious matting, which can cause your furry friend real discomfort and negatively affect their health. If you cannot commit to regular coat care, then talk to your veterinarian or groomer about whether or not it might be a good idea to […]

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We can definitely feel the fall air!

With cool mornings and warm afternoons, it can be hard as a pet owner to feel like you are fully caring well for your pet.  Do I groom him and still have the hair short or leave some on?  He shivers in the morning and pants in the afternoon!?!   Fall is a tough time […]

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