Fall Vegetables for your Canine

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Lyme Facts

The number of Lyme disease cases in people in the US has tripled over the past 20 years. Lyme disease is the most frequently reported vector-born disease in humans and dogs in the US. Use of Lyme vaccine now seems to be reducing the number of clinical cases of Lyme disease in dogs. The Lyme […]

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Extra fat can lead to diabetes and insulin resistance!

Obesity is known to cause diabetes and insulin resistance in cats and dogs. In obese pets, the number of insulin receptors on the fat and muscle cells are reduced, damaged or don’t function normally. There are several proposed reasons for this, and research is underway to discover the definitive mechanism. Regardless of exact cause, pets […]

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How much exercise does your dog need?

Estimated Amounts of Exercise Needed Toy Breeds:  30 minutes per day Non-Sporting Breeds:  45 minutes per day Terriers & Working Dogs:  60 minutes per day Hounds, Herding & Sporting Dogs:  90 minutes per day Benefits of Exercise: Builds self-confidence Trust Maintains fitness and health Reduces or eliminates common behavior problems Exercise should be based upon: […]

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Your dog’s immune system

Have you checked out your pet’s food lately? Let’s make sure your dog is getting all the immunity they can from their food. Taken from Animal Wellness Foods that strengthen immunity Foods that may help decrease the risk of cancer by strengthening the immune system include medicinal mushroom, cruciferous vegetables, colostrum, turmeric and ginger. Supplements […]

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Fear and Anxiety in Your Cat

Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between fear and anxiety in your cat. How much is normal? Animals just like us, have fear and anxiety. Some is normal, but if your cat remains in this state of constant fear and anxiety, their overall health can be in danger. Fearful Reactions: Recoiling Arched Back […]

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DR. FLANDERS IS OUT OF THE OFFICE TODAY

Dr. Flanders is at the Purdue Veterinary Conference today. He will be back in the office his regular schedule next week. Thank you for your understanding.

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NO WALK-IN CLINIC TONIGHT!

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Try these tips when you have cats!

Cat Hacks: Add dry green tea leaves to the litter box to help reduce odor. An empty milk jug can be cut to make a litter scoop Put pine cones in your potted plants to deter kitty from getting in them.  They won’t like stepping on them. Make sure you have sturdy screens on windows […]

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The Power of Nutrition

Dogs have complex dietary needs just like we (humans or people) do.  As time has gone by, we have come to realize nutrition can heal and even prevent diseases in people and pets.  Unfortunately, poor nutrition can also negatively influence the health of you and your pet! One item of concern, is that your pets […]

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