Monthly Archives: February 2019

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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Should you get another pet?

Adding another pet We have been highlighting a lot about fostering and adopting pets.  If you are seriously thinking about adding another pet to your household, you will want to first take into consideration how your current pets will handle a new cat or dog in the family. Try these ideas to integrate a new […]

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Food Issues in Cats

Food Issues in Cats:  Is it an allergy or intolerance or neither? Cats, being cats are very hard to figure out.  If your cat’s eating habits have changed, it may take time to figure out what’s going on.  There are many things that could be causing problems.  Food allergies, food intolerances, being finicky or something […]

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Dog Flu: do I need to vaccinate my dog?

We receive many calls during the winter season about dog flu and should you vaccinate your dog.  Dr. Flanders has said for many years, dogs get the flu just like people.  The fact is that it is rare to get the flu that we have vaccine for, even though we heart a lot about it.  […]

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Food can help prevent or slow down dental problems.

Many times we don’t even think about foods affecting our pets dental health.  You go to the store, buy a good brand of food and that’s that.  It is finally coming to light with doctors and veterinarians, that food can heal not just hinder health.  So many times, we are bad-mouthing food for causing all […]

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Happy Friday

Contact our office if you are looking for a particular breed, size, age on dogs or cats.  We get contacted by many clients and referrals of folks needing to find a home for a pet.  We love it when we can make these arrangements.  It’s “good medicine”

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Pet Theft Awareness Day

Here are a few ways To Prevent: Microchip your pet; ours at VIP Animal Care cost $45 (no hidden fees, like more cost to register the pet information online) Spay and neutering pets makes them less likely to wander off. Don’t leave your dog unattended while in stores or in your vehicle. Don’t let cats […]

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