Monthly Archives: January 2018

weather reminders

Every day is a new challenge wit the weather forecast.  Especially with pets! Last week we had 60 degrees and rain on Thursday, only to wake up Friday morning to a winter weather advisory with snow and cold.  Two days later it was near zero.  This next weekend, it will be raining again on Friday […]

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Signs of Cognitive Dysfunctions

Symptoms of Cognitive dysfunction in dogs Becomes “trapped” in familiar areas Can no longer navigate or appears confused by stairs Has trouble finding doorways Appears withdrawn or overly sentimental Is easily startled by touch Has difficulty learning new tasks Paces or wanders around home Trembles or shakes for no apparent reason Frequently soils house Eats […]

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Now is a great time to come in for a yearly check up

Leave no stone unturned: Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup to ensure their kidney and urinary health Did you know 75% of your pet’s kidney function is gone before you see signs of serious illness? That means your pet may have kidney disease and you may not even know it. This month we want to focus […]

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National Dress Up Your Pet Day

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Winter weather

Don’t forget that with more winter weather and snow coming today and this weekend to make sure your pets are ready too.  Get those towels out for drying wet paws, some coconut oil is good to put on their paws to keep them from cracking in the cold and make sure they have some extra […]

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Animal Neglect or Cruelty: what can you do?

  We have all seen the sad animal neglect commercials, but what about here locally?  Anytime you have questions about possible animal neglect or cruelty, please contact your local animal control office.  This can be found on your local government website. In addition to abandonment and neglect, anyone who tortures, beats, or mutilates an animal […]

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K9 inappropriate urination

For dogs, especially females, with house soiling problems be sure to ask the owners whether there is urine in the animal’s rest area when it gets up or whether the animal dribbles urine as it walks—two signs of incontinence. Dogs that urinate when they are excited are displaying another type of incontinence; the urination plays […]

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Inappropriate Urination in Felines

The common causes of feline house soiling include a litter box that is dirty, too small, covered, or positioned in a place distant from the cat’s usual center of activity. House soiling usually ends once the owner addresses the litter box problems and cleans the soiled areas. In some cases, stress, most commonly social stress, […]

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Do You Know the Law? Dogs killing livestock

  Image courtesy of supertrooper at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Indiana Code: 15-20-2-2 Authority to kill dog in act of killing or injuring livestock  Sec. 2. A person who observes a dog in the act of killing or injuring livestock may kill the dog if the person has the consent of the person in possession of the real […]

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Do you know the Law? Dog Bite

  These Indiana statutes provide the state’s dog bite laws.  If a dog, without provocation, bites any person who is peaceably conducting himself in any place where he may be required to go for the purpose of discharging any duty imposed upon him by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal […]

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