Top 4 nutrition tips for senior dogs

Top 4 nutrition tips for senior dogs

Watch the weight if you see change in weight, up or down, come see us.  It can signal thyroid issues, or cancer for instance.   Excess weight makes it harder on their joints. Quality versus Quantity Whole food like chicken not chicken meal should be on the nutrition label. Make sure their are no fillers […]

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Allergy Solutions:

May is one of our worst allergy months, because all the trees and flowers are blossoming. It is also a time for us to treat our yards with fertilizers, more grass seed as well as treat for insects. All of this can give your pets an allergic reaction. Remember that they are wearing shoes like […]

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FAD: Flea Bite Dermatitis

Number 1 dermatologic disease of dogs in the United States is flea bite dermatitis There is a 13% rise in flea allergy cases in dogs and 67% increase in felines over the past 10 years. Some speculation for this rise is the fact that so many more pets live indoors, which provides a perfect breeding […]

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Hot Spots: Pyotraumatic Dermatitis

The scientific term for hot spots is cut moist dermatitis.  These painful sores can spring up overnight and recur over and over again. Hot spots are self-induced.  Dogs create hot spots by repeatedly licking and itching at a spot on their body, this injures the tissue creating the hot spot. 2 common forms related to […]

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More Heartworm Facts

Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 U.S. States (from the American Heartworm Society) There is no predictable mosquito season.  Because of urban sprawl and warmer temperatures creates a more favorable condition for mosquitos.  Once a dog has heartworm disease, the damage created by these parasites is permanent. Make sure you don’t just read […]

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Digestive Enzymes for Dogs and Cats

Supplementing with digestive enzymes enhances the health and well being fo your canine and feline companion in many crucial ways.  Hippocrates said “man is not nourished by what he swallows, but by what he digests and uses.”  The same is true of our pets! Enzymes are proteins found either within cells or dissolved in body […]

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Here are a few good pet tricks.

Taken from:   Joey Green’s Amazing Pet Cures, 2010 Wipe down your pet daily with some hypoallergenic, fragrance free wipes to lessen dander and shedding. Chlorine levels in water, household cleansers, flea bites, chemicals in furniture and carpet and medications can all cause allergic reactions in pets. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar per gallon […]

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Anal Glands

There is a chemical marker in the liquid secreted by the anal glands that is unique to each dog.  When they dedicate, this liquid is released with it.  That’s why your dog may sniff and go where others have went.  Even female dogs will do this.  Our dogs are really active in the years after […]

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A few fun facts about dogs for your Friday

Did you know… only dogs and wolves will mate in the wild Jackels and dogs will not mate Coyotes and dogs will not mate Wolves are the wild ancestor of dogs in a pack of wolves, their is one alpha female and one alpha male and only these two mate and produce offspring. Have a […]

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Feline Herpes Virus

The vast majority of upper respiratory infections are viral in nature and most of the time are from feline herpes virus. Herpesvirus infection, also known as feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), is caused by Feline Herpesvirus Type-1 It can affect domestic and wild cats, and of all ages of cats.  After exposure through saliva and nasal […]

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Heartworm report of top 10 cities taken from Medicine 360 April 2019

         January       February     Cincinnati, OH Salt Lake City, UT 2.   Stockton, CA Alexandria, VA 3.   Amarillo, TX Riverside, CA 4.   San Diego, CA Topeka, KS 5.   Lexington-Fayette, KY El Paso, TX 6.   Springfield, MA Paterson, NJ 7.   Fort Collins, CO Chesapeake, […]

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