Monthly Archives: October 2017

A few tips about Halloween Costumes!

 Here is my Reba in her Halloween Dress enjoying the Hamilton Heights Fall Festival Last weekend. Our first Aussie loved having clothes on, but Reba hates them!  So she was less than thrilled when Rachel came home from the pet store with this dress. If your pet is not very happy about clothes either or […]

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October is Fire Safety Month

Yes, fire safety should include your pet.  How many of us have a fire plan and include our pets?  I know I had not even thought about this until I saw the notice about fire safety.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind for fire safety with our pets. Don’t forget to check […]

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Watch out for the “wild mushrooms”

Since so far our Fall or “autumn” has been as wet as our spring was, it is a good time to refresh you to watch your yard for what I call “toadstools” or wild mushrooms.  I found 5-6 in my yard yesterday with all the rain we had this past weekend.   My dogs do […]

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How to know if your cat has a bladder infection

Signs of bladder infection: Urinating outside the litter box Blood in the urine Excessive licking of the genital area Crying out while urinating Straining to urinate Frequent trips to the litter box Preventative tips: Feeding smaller meals more frequently Clean, fresh water at all times keep the litter box clean keep the litter box in […]

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Hypothyroidism is Felines

What do you need to know about this more common problem in felines> If you have a senior aged feline, this disease is pretty common.   Hypothyroidism is caused by an increase in production of thyroid hormones from enlarged thyroid glands in your feline’s neck.  Because these thyroid hormones are increased, almost all other organs […]

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National Feral Cat Day

So what is a feral cat anyway? ***A feral cat is one that roams outdoors exclusively and doesn’t want or need human contact.  They are unsocialized to us and do not usually fair well when captured or end up at shelters or humane societies. Should you be worried about feral cats? Yes and no.  Yes […]

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Harvest is upon us and that can mean an increase in Allergies

October is a change of temperature and a change of seasons.  Living in Indiana means harvesting of corn and soybeans and with that is an increase in allergies with people and pets.  Ragweed and many other weeds are dry and spreading seeds to be ready for spring again.  Some pets may not have allergy symptoms […]

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An early warning on candy toxicity in dogs

Even though Halloween is still a few weeks away, you may already have purchased your treats to hand out or have already attended parties where the candy has been given out.  It is easy to forget that dogs have keen noses and may rip open the bags to get the candy.  They do not realize […]

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Another dangerous people food for your dog: Fat

We have posted many times about great people foods for your dogs and ones that are dangerous.  But often we don’t even think about the leftover fat from our juicy steak on the grill that we let the dog have as a treat as being dangerous. A dog’s stomach is not accustom to that amount […]

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Today, we want to highlight a few things you might not be aware linked to obesity. Many unknown problems you might not even think are related to obesity are: Skin irritations disc issues in the back Cushing’s disease Low energy Depression Proper weight control leads to: More energy less trips to the vet healthy skin […]

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