Tag Archives: canine

Heartworm refresher!

To stay in compliance with the American Heartworm Society guidelines and all pharmaceutical company policies we are requiring a yearly heartworm test to stay on heartworm prevention. Because of high rates of heartworm exposure dogs, we feel this is the best medicine we can provide for your pet. Did you know that not just warmer […]

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That’s what I love about Sundays!

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March Pet Tips

March is one of those months similar to end of October and early November.  The weather can change in a matter of hours from cold to hot and vice versa.   This is the time when pets can suffer from a variety of problems including hot spots, allergies and dry cracked pads.   My border […]

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March is Pet Poison Prevention Month

With spring in the air, it’s always a good time to review poisons that are lurking in your home and outside your home that your pet may be exposed to. MUSHROOMS We have had a very wet winter and not very cold.  Because of this, it is the perfect breeding ground for mushrooms to be […]

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Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

It is always fun to recognize these kind of days on the pet calendar.  My pets love going through the drive through at the bank.  Even though mine won’t eat the biscuit, they sit anxiously waiting for the biscuit to be offered by the teller! And as always, we like to give a few guidelines […]

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A few fun dental facts!

We get asked over and over by pet owners, how many teeth does my pet have?  Here is a bit of information about canine and feline teeth. Most of us never even know when our puppies (or kittens) lose their baby teeth because they usually swallow them or they fall out when they are outside. […]

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CBD: to use or not to use?

Taken from:  JAVMA News February 1, 2020 Vol. 256, No. 3 In November 2019 the FDA announced they had issued warning letters to 15 companies for illegally selling cannaboid-containing products in ways that violate federal law.  Most of these products are intended fro pets. Companies receiving warning letters are: Apex Hemp Oil, LLC Bella Rose […]

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Pig ears are still a Salmonella risk despite interventions.

Taken from:  JAVMA News February 1, 2020 Vol. 256, No. 3 Pig ears are still a Salmonella risk despite interventions. Pig ear treats remain a source of salmonella after decades of illnesses. October 2019 was the last outbreak with at least 154 illnesses and 25 people hospitalized. There have been outbreaks since 1999 People should […]

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Nutrition for Good Dental Health

Taken from Animal Wellness  January 2020 Diet can minimize plaque and calculus Hard kibble can help knock off the plague that is forming on the teeth.  Soft kibble can’t remove this plaque. The type of hard kibble is also important.  Many people are going to a grain free diet for their pets.  This can be […]

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Welcome February and Dental Month.

According to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a […]

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