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August is Senior Pets Month!

It is inevitable that most of us will at some point have a senior dog.  Even my puppy who is almost 2 will at some point (hopefully) be a senior pet.  So it is best to start off right with some good health habits that can lead into the senior years being better and better. […]

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Chewing on plants

Dangling leaves aside (which, let’s be honest, are just fun for your cat to chomp at), some cats chew plants because they find comfort in the act, or as a way to get your attention. Of course too much of a good thing can be … well … bad.  Bad for the plants and your […]

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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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Can we say enough about fleas!

This time of the year is tricky with fleas.  We have cooler evenings and nights while the days can get very hot and sticky.  This is a time when we see an up cycle in fleas and an increase in phone calls from clients asking for help.  Traditionally August and September are our busy flea […]

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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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What does back to school mean for your pets?

August 1st is a signal that many schools are starting back into session right now or in just a few short weeks or days.  Whether it is college age students or elementary and high school, it is a change in routine from summertime for you and your pets! Don’t be surprised if your pet is […]

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Let’s talk about litter again!

It is always good to review the basics of your cat’s litter.  Many problems with indoor cats can be avoided by taking care of the “bathroom” Use baking soda in your litter to help keep the odor at bay.  This is an easy, cheap and most importantly, non-toxic deodorizer! Many folks provide multiple litter boxes […]

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Eye issues in your pets

Most people realize when their pet’s eyes turn cloudy, but make sure you have Dr. Flanders check your pet’s vision at your next wellness exam.  Since our patients can’t tell us where it hurts or that their vision has become blurry, we rely on owners to tell us what’s been going on at home.  There […]

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“cat proofing” needed!

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The oral health of your pet

In this day and age, we have more tools and research than ever before to impact the health of our pets.  There is more evidence every day showing the link between good oral health and overall health.  Many pet owners do not realize the single best care they can give to their pet is good […]

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