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Fall Fruits that are good for your pets

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Let’s talk about antifreeze poisoning

As colder weather starts to make an appearance in central Indiana, it is a perfect time to remind dog owners of antifreeze poisoning. The toxin in antifreeze that is so dangerous is ethylene glycol.  It only takes less than 3 ounces (1/4 cup) of antifreeze to poison a regular sized dog (30-50 pounds).  This poison […]

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Shedding 101

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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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Bad Behaviors: My dog is jumping on me

This behavior can creep up on you, because at first, getting jumped on seems sort of cute. A dog that leaps up on you is very clearly demonstrating his unbridled affection for you, and we like to be on the receiving end of all that love. So we nurture it with pats, laughter and encouragement, […]

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Help, my dog pulls on the leash!

Dogs have places to go and things to pee on, and if your dog is a puller, you’re just an anchor keeping him from the next adventure. Pulling is another “creep up” behavior because we often allow our dogs to pull now and then, not realizing that if we let the pulling continue, we’re going […]

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Why does my cat knead on me?

From time to time you may catch your cat doing something a little strange: kneading. This occurs when your kitten rhythmically alternates her paws, pushing in and out, usually against something soft. While no one is 100% sure why cats take on this behavior, there are a few theories. For starters, baby kittens will knead […]

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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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~Drool~

Canines have four pairs of salivary glands that drain into the mouth and, if your pup has loose, droopy lips, often comes pouring right out.Canines have four pairs of salivary glands that drain into the mouth and, if your pup has loose, droopy lips, often comes pouring right out. Regardless of the amount, saliva is […]

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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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