Monthly Archives: March 2018

Dangers of smoking to your pets

While most of us know that second hand smoke is bad for us, we don’t always think about the dangers to our pets. Tobacco smoke residue is most concentrated near the floor in the carpet, dust, and rugs.  Since your dogs and cats spend most of their time on the floor closest to this residue, […]

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Hyperthyroidism in Felines

The most common endocrine problem of cats worldwide is hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism affects 10% of cats over 10 years of age. Thanks to pet owners get regular veterinarian care, and being willing to have geriatric bloodwork completed, we are detecting and treating this common problem earlier and better. If you have a cat 10 or over, […]

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Kitten Socialization

Proper socialization of kittens involves planning and preparation. Introduce kittens to travel carriers at an early age Expose kittens to trave at an early age Make sure visitors are handling kitty gently Use calm voices when strangers are coming over.  Introduce them gradually Play time is a key reward.

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Entropian?

Entropian is a condition in which the eyelids roll inward, whereas distichiasis is a condition in which extra eyelashes grow from the lids. Entropic can develop from an injury to the eye, or your pet may be born with it. When the eyelid rolls inward, lid hairs and lashes rub up against the cornea, which […]

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Canine Foods

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Good morning!

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Food Facts

Celiac Disease which is a hypersensitivity to gluten in wheat products is extremely rare in dogs and nonexistent in cats. Therefore a grain free diet is not needed most of the time for your pet.  The key here is the type of grain.  You want whole grains in your pets food, not grain meals, etc. […]

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For the love of pets!

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Feline calming tips

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Feline Inappropriate Urination!

House soiling refers to indoor urination and/or defecation outside the litter box and includes urine and fecal marking. House soiling can cost many cats their home or life despite treatment being largely successful. So why is your kitty not using her litter box? Medical:  Does she have a bladder infection, urinary tract infection, bladder stones, or […]

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