Tag Archives: health

Help, my cat was in a fight!

Many of our pet owners have cats that they classify as indoor and outdoor.  Because kitties like to adventure outside, dangers can be more numerous. The most common problem this time of year we deal with is a cat bite wound.  Cats are predators and very territorial.  Since it is still breeding time for cats, […]

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Cool Off with Doggie Popsicles

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Cats have ear issues too!

The majority of the time, it is canines with ear problems, but many felines suffer ear problems too.  Here are few that we see and what to look for in symptoms: Otitis:  inflammation of the ear leading to infection.  Again this is more common in dogs, but also a problems in cats.  These can be […]

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Lyme disease facts

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that affects dogs and people Dogs have tested positive for Lyme disease 48 states. Ticks become active in the spring, summer and fall. Exposure used to be limited to dogs and people in the woods or camping but now ticks are found in grass, bushes and flowers…all places indoor […]

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Fleas: what do I do now?

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Extra weight can lead to cancer in your pet!

For the past 30 years, the relationship between obesity and certain cancers has been growing. At least 13 types of cancer are linked to obesity in humans, including colorectal and stomach cancer, uterine, breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women, kidney, esophageal, pancreatic, thyroid and multiple myeloma. The National Cancer Institute estimates that obesity […]

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Leaving your dog home alone.

Most pet owners have to work outside the home.  It is hard to think of having your dog in a crate all day while you are gone.  So can you train your dog to be alone in your home while you are gone?  They answer is yes, but…it will take some work and planning.   […]

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Why should I fix my pet?

This time of year, we see a lot of puppies and kittens.  In Hamilton County, there are laws that you must get your pets spayed (for females) or neutered (for males).  If you do not follow these laws and your pet is picked up, you will face fines unless you can provide a breeder’s certificate. […]

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A few canine fun facts

Dogs paw prints are each unique, similar to our fingerprints!  We offer clay paw prints for $15.  You can do puppy prints as well as adult prints. Tail wagging is your dog’s language!  Wagging certain directions can mean they are happy or frightened.  Intense wagging can mean they are tense. Dogs dream just like we […]

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Cat Scratch Disease: Are you at risk

With summer comes a new batch of kittens.  Cat scratches are common!  Good information. Cat Scratch disease is caused by a bacteria which is spread among cats by fleas. Humans becomes infected by cat scratches and bites. one third of the diagnoses were in children 5-9 years of age. To reduce the risk for cat […]

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