Money Troubles: What does my pet have to have to stay healthy?

Money Troubles:  What does my pet have to have? Now that it’s February, most of us have received all the credit card statements with the extra Christmas expenses and know that now is the time to cut any other expenses you can and save some money.  It is the usual time for us to slow […]

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Rabies: a review of facts and statistics

All mammals are susceptible to the rabies virus infection.  Humans are mammals and susceptible as well. Globally, it is estimated that 59,000 people die of rabies every year. Most of the human rabies cases in the US are from bats. In 2017, wildlife accounted for 91% of rabies cases reported (a 9.6% decrease from 2016) […]

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dental health goals for pets

Many pet owners think if they give a dental bone every day that’s good dental health for their pet.  The thing to watch is the calories in these chews.  These should be just a part of your dental hygiene for your pet. Other helpful additions are toys made for dental health that add no calories […]

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Happy Sunday

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Saturday: It’s the cat’s meow!

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Why is my cat going outside the litter box?

Why is my cat going outside the litter box? There are many reasons your cat may be going outside the litter box.  Having dealt with this first hand with one of my cats, it is one of the most frustrating problems to deal with.  Here are a few of the reasons you kitty might be […]

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Diabetes in your pets; do you know the symptoms?

These symptoms listed above can also be symptoms of many other health concerns.  If you notice any of these symptoms, please call to get an appointment.  All these symptoms are cause for concern.  Here is a few facts that will help put your mind at ease should your pet have diabetes. As your pets age, […]

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It’s hump day

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Some alternatives to clean your pet’s teeth

A few no no’s to avoid problems with your dogs teeth and alternatives to try. Tennis balls are not good for your dog’s teeth.  When my dogs get these, they pull and pull at the threads and fuzz.  This can lead to loose teeth.  It also wears down their teeth.  The worst is if they […]

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Fluid Therapy

Fluid therapy is an essential therapeutic component in small animal practices like VIP Animal Care.  According to Clinician’s Brief, October 2018 journal, normal cellular function can be impaired without water and potentially lead to patient death.  But what does that mean for you and your pet and how do you know? Healthy cats and dogs […]

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