Monthly Archives: February 2019

February is also heart month, so for your pets that is a review of heart worms.

Symptoms can include: Coughing Lethargy Fluid Accumulation Exercise Intolerance No symptoms at all Death Adult heart worms can grow 12 inches long. It takes 6 months after being bitten by a mosquito carrying heart worms for your dog to test positive for heart worms.   An average of 7 in 10 mosquitos carry heart worms.  […]

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis 20% of cats and dogs among all ages and stages of life have inflammation and pain from osteoarthritis. The incidence of osteoarthritis increases with age Cats 10 years and older, more than 90% have OA in one joint. Many times, veterinarians just prescribe NSAIDS like deramaxx and rimadyl. Supplements, exercise therapy and laser therapy […]

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World Spay Day

World Spay Day Today is a day we hope to make you more aware of why you should spay your pets.  Consider the following facts: An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter An average cat has 2-3 litters per year So you can see how fast the cat population can grow. 35% of pet […]

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Happy Monday

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Happy Friday

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Let’s review about Apple Cider Vinegar

Let’s review about Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Aids in digestion regulates pH in the body to keep from having urinary and bladder infections helps with acid indigestion reduces inflammation helps with overall digestion is a weight loss aide is a blood sugar regulator helps with bad breath reduces muscle and joint pain as well as […]

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International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Homemade dog biscuits are the best because you control the ingredients.  You know what’s in them.   You control the size. But most of us don’t have the time to make homemade biscuits/treats, so let’s see which ones can be a good option. What constitutes a great dog treat/biscuit? Plenty of protein Low sugar content […]

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National Walking the Dog Day

We have talked in previous posts about the value of exercise for your dogs.  And walking your dog is one of the easiest forms of exercise you can do with your dog.  Walks not only help physical health but mental health too.   This time of year, you need to make sure the cold temperatures […]

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Can felines lose weight?

Weight loss for felines is a challenge! So you have a Garfield.  Are you up for the challenge of actually slimming him down?  Someone who isn’t an owner of a housecoat (indoor) can say all day long, why can’t you limit food?  Why don’t you get your cat to exercise more?  Clearly they haven’t had […]

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Love your Pet Day

         Today was set aside on the pet calendar to give extra love and attention to your pet as well as pamper them. Give them more time  Give them a new toy Give a special treat Give extra playtime For all pets: think about donating supplies to shelters, fostering shelter animals or […]

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