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Extra fat can lead to diabetes and insulin resistance!

Obesity is known to cause diabetes and insulin resistance in cats and dogs. In obese pets, the number of insulin receptors on the fat and muscle cells are reduced, damaged or don’t function normally. There are several proposed reasons for this, and research is underway to discover the definitive mechanism. Regardless of exact cause, pets […]

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How do I keep my kitty cool?

We worry a lot about our dogs during the summer heat, but what about kitty?  Most of us have air conditioning in our homes, so keeping kitty cool is a mute point for those homes, but there are still many homes without and cats who live outdoors.  Here a few tips. Put ice cubes in […]

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Cat safe Houseplants

These are some of the common houseplants people have. These are all safe for your kitty if they would nibble on them. Spider Areca Palm Bamboo Palm Boston Fern Rubber Plant Bromeliad Catnip African Violet Swedish Ivy

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12 Fun Cat facts

Cats have true fur.  They have both an undercoat and an outer coat Cats sleep 16-18 hours per day A female cat may have 3-7 kittens every 4 months Cats respond better to women than men Cats can jump 7 times as high as it is tall Most cats don’t digest dairy products well and […]

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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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In the news from Animal Wellness Magazine

  Dog owners are fitter overall, report better mental health and lower stress levels…why because they are walking pets an average of 30 minutes a day, according to OnePoll.com  My family doctor recommends 30 minutes of physical activity 5-6 days a week.  Walking your dog fits your bill! According to luminer.com people from a survey […]

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Ticks: They have been spotted!

I went out for a walk with the dogs on Monday and then came in to jump in the shower, only to find a very small tick in my hair! If it was in my hair, then you know it was probably on my pets. Both got a good brush down and thank goodness they […]

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A few tips when getting a pet

Many clients find organization is a must! And those who don’t usually wish they were this organized on many different things! A basic folder with pockets or a small accordion file can keep all your pet’s records safe in one place.  If you are buying a puppy or kitten, the breeder may give you a […]

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Warmer weather sometimes means anxiety for pets!

It finally feels like spring has arrived.  And with that means storms, thunder, lightening, tornadoes, tornado sirens, fireworks and then anxiety for your dogs and some cats.

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Keep Your Cat Happy

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