Monthly Archives: November 2018

My dog has reactions to vaccines so I don’t do any.

Certain breeds of dogs, especially the little ones can react to vaccinations.  There are many things we can do to minimize those.  First let’s talk about what is a vaccine reaction and what to do about it. What constitutes an adverse event? An adverse event is any undesirable ocurrence associated with the use of a […]

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Feeding my cat

Many cat owners ask Dr. Flanders how much or little should I be feeding my cat.  Another question is the wet verses dry issue.  So today we will discuss those two issues.  Wet vs. Dry Cat Food Dr. Flanders always recommends dry kibble because the crunching of the kibble helps knock the tarter off their […]

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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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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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KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PETS AFTER THE HOLIDAY!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

DON’T FORGET WE WILL BE CLOSED TODAY AND TOMORROW.

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Pre-Thanksgiving tips

If you are like many families, you may be starting your Thanksgiving meals early.  Dr. Flanders family has their first today!  Please keep the usual tips in mind: Make sure family members understand, NO BONES for the pets.  These are choking hazards.  Even if it seems safe, bone fragments can flake off and get stuck […]

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Cat Friendly plants

Cat Friendly Plants: Catnip Cat Grass Oat Grass Bean Sprouts Basil Oregano Parsley Dill Mint Rosemary Roses Zinnias Sunflowers Orchids Marigolds

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Feline Anxiety

Many of our clients don’t bring their felines in for regular vaccines and exams because it is such a task to bring them.  Usually a trip to the vet includes the three biggest fears your cat has:  veterinary visits, vaccines and car rides!  Using feliway spray and wipes can reduce your cat’s anxiety during these […]

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NO SHAVE NOVEMBER

Many people shave their dogs and cats due to hair mats and keeping them cool.  Fall and winter are not the time to be continuing to shave your pets.  Their fur coat will thicken naturally to keep them warm.  Most pets are indoors the majority of the time so they don’t need as much kibble […]

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