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5 simple things to do to keep your cat safe and happy

You can minimize many problems by following these 5 things for your pet kitty: Keep the litter box clean:  by doing this you will know of any changes your cat. Keep your kitty indoors.  There are far less dangers inside the house than out. Work on keeping kitty at a normal weight. Schedule regular exams […]

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Face rubbing in your feline!

Your cat’s cheeks contain glands that he uses to deposit his own unique scent. By rubbing his furry little cheeks on everything he sees, your cat is actually being quite territorial, marking off what he considers to be “his” in your home. Cats have multiple scent glands on their heads. They have glands located around […]

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Is it feasible to have a pet at your workplace?

As many of you see, VIP has 2 office cats that make our office their home.  It is natural at a vet office, but it is trendy right now to have pets at places of business.  You are seeing coffee houses offering cat rescues while you sip your beverage. An office pet can be a […]

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Summer is all about low calorie treats.

Sometimes we forget that August is still summer!   It it is still very hot and still plenty of fruits and veggies for great snacks for your pets!

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Senior Pets Month: Part two

So what are some keys to making sure my senior pet has the best care possible? Weight reduction or normal weight.  Just like in humans, most pets are carrying extra weight.  For your pets this can lead to joint damage, premature arthritis, organ damage and diabetes and thyroid issues. Annual blood testing.  Dr. Flanders is […]

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Extra fat can lead to respiratory problems

Obesity can cause respiratory problems in people and pets through a variety of mechanisms. The presence of excess fat along the chest wall and abdomen compresses the spongy lungs, reducing the amount of air taken in with each breath. In many ways, obesity is like having a heavy bag pushing down on your chest—it makes it […]

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My pet doesn’t need vaccinations because he is indoors.

Every day we have clients who do not think vaccinations are a necessary wellness preventative for their pets.  Again I have to say, you are playing a risky game!  When I have invested significant money to purchase a pet, why would I not protect my investment.  And that only talks about money, what about my […]

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Why should I “fix” my pet?

So what’s the big deal about getting my dog or cat fixed?  Just as we see the human population increasing on a large scale, we also have the same problem with animals.  Most human only have 1 baby at a time, while most pets are bearing multiple babies in one pregnancy!  This alone provides a […]

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Dangers in your home for your feline

Having an indoor cat can mean “cat proofing” your home just like you might with a new baby!  If you are getting a cat, take a tour of your home from your cat’s profile.  Here are a few dangers or “fun things” your cat will tear up in your home. Curtains:  Cats see these as […]

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Fleas: what do I do now?

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