Tag Archives: canine

Homemade treats for your dog

Want to offer a treat for your dog that you know exactly what is in it?   I have been making my own dog biscuits for exactly that reason.  Some of the great ingredients I have been using include: bananas pumpkin yogurt coconut oil oatmeal applesauce olive oil almond oil wheatgerm peanut butter or almond […]

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Cold weather safety tips

Now that we are experiencing cooler weather and very wet weather, it is a good time to review a few cold weather safety tips. remember that your pets paws can take a beating in this weather.  Cold and wet can be a dangerous combination.  I find that a basket at the door your pet frequents […]

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K9 Influenza

 image courtesy of patrisyu at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Signs of Canine Influenza Virus include lethargy, anorexia (weight loss) , nasal discharge, sneezing, depression, ocular (eye) discharge, and cough or sometimes simply a low-grade fever lasting several days. In naturally acquired CIV (Canine Influenza Virus) infections, secondary bacterial infections can lead to more serious conditions such as bronchial […]

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Compassion is our goal.

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer Sometimes it may look like we are not being compassionate to your pets when they are in our office.  But remember, that your pets […]

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A few more autumn tips

Now that we are nearing the end of October, let’s cover a few more dangers that occur in autumn.  Hunting season:   This is the time of year that we have bow and gun hunting in Indiana.   If you live in a rural setting, make sure your pets are supervised while outside or wearing […]

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Fall grooming tips

Now that it is cooler outside, it is easy to forget about brushing and bathing.  But it is still important to continue grooming, especially long hair cats and dogs! brushing:  hair mats continue to be an issue in fall and winter just as in spring and fall.  Shredding also continues in fall and winter.   […]

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World Kindness Day

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Welcome November

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Create a safe Halloween Holiday for your pets!

Remember these guidelines and your pets should be just fine on Halloween night. No candy for Fido!  We all know about chocolate being toxic, but sugar free candies can be deadly as well.  Sugar is also hard on your pet’s digestive system. A lot of times we light candles or have extra cords out for […]

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October is Fire Safety Month

Yes, fire safety should include your pet.  How many of us have a fire plan and include our pets?  I know I had not even thought about this until I saw the notice about fire safety.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind for fire safety with our pets. Don’t forget to check […]

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