Aggression: in puppies and adult canines.

Puppy aggression watch for: lungin dead-eye stares possessiveness lip curling aggressive barking **especially dangerous is occurring during normal petting and handling. **this must be stopped quickly Your dog becoming aggressive with strangers, whether it’s out in public or in your home, is a car sign that your dog thinks that they are in charge and […]

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Know Your Parasites that cause harm to your cat

We are in the midst of spring and summer is just around the corner.  That can mean pests called parasites that can wreak havoc with your kitty.  There are two classifications of parasites:  internal and external. Internal Internal parasites are found in the organs of your kitty like the intestines, stomach and lungs.  These include […]

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Does your dog get enough mental stimulation?

Dogs need mental stimulation —A lot of it —You need to exercise their brains Food puzzles make them work out the problem of how to get the food out. Obstacle courses can be another way to exercise their minds.  These are like crossword puzzles to humans.  Try making area for them to jump over and […]

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Storm and Fireworks Anxiety

Taken from May/June 2019 AKC Family Dog Magazine With spring finally here and summer getting close, it’s time to  start talking about fear of storms and fireworks.  Don’t be surprised if your pet has previously showed no anxiety during storms or fireworks to develop this issue.  It can become an issue at any age.  Our […]

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Amazing Cat Facts

A cat’s skeleton has 244 bones A cat has much more sensitive ears than us and they can be moved sideways and backwards A cat’s eyes are much bigger than humans A cat’s nose is many times more sensitive than ours. A cat can purr and drink at the same time A cat walks on […]

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World Pet Memorial Day

If you are a pet lover, you have lost a beloved pet at some point in your life. Today, just like Memorial Day last month, we can remember those pets we have loved and lost over the years. Pets bring so much joy and contentment to our lives, why not honor them after they have […]

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Destructive Behavior in Felines

Many people struggle with their cats and their behavior. Many of these are a normal part of investigation and play for your kitty. They are not out for “revenge”. These can include: Scratching furniture Chewing on fabric Eating Houseplants Using the furniture as the litter box Knocking things off counters. Scratching is largely a marking […]

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Cats who lick: is it normal or not?

Cats spend 60% of their time sleeping, next is grooming and then eating and playing. So most grooming is normal, but…there is compulsive licking. Compulsive licking at the tail head may be a flea infestation. When it is food allergies or pollen allergies, your cat may lick their back, and abdomen. Licking that causes excessive […]

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Happy June: It’s Adopt a Cat Month

June is a wonderful time to get a new cat. Summertime in general is an easy time of year to integrate a new pet. With so many cats needing homes, take a look at the Humane Society or rescue pages to see if there is a good fit for your home. Remember that we offer […]

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Happy Saturday

Remember that Dr. Flanders is on vacation this week. Dr. Skillman is in every morning by appointment. Enjoy your weekend.

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