Tag Archives: socialization

How can I tell if my dog is relaxed?

Since pets can’t verbalize to us their feelings and emotions, we have to rely on their body language to decode their mood and overall well being.  Look for these clues to tell if your canine is relaxed and generally happy! Mouth open and panting Eyes almost squinting, eyes an almost almond shape Tail will be […]

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A few tips for helping with anxiety

I have a toy Australian Shepherd who lives and breathes with me.  This breed as well as some others are more prone to be close to just a few individuals while other breeds like everyone.  Yes we have some separation anxiety, but here are a few tips I have used and keep in my “toolbox” […]

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Happy Saturday: It’s cuddle time

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Compassion is our goal.

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer Sometimes it may look like we are not being compassionate to your pets when they are in our office.  But remember, that your pets […]

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Black Cat Day

Last year we talked about this day and it is appropriate to recognize again and bring attention to the lovable black cat. As a child, I always had a black cat and it was always named “Blackie”.  If it was long haired, then it was “Fuzzy”.  Imagine our surprise when “Fuzzy” had a litter full […]

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A few do’s and don’ts after adopting a shelter pet

October is adopt a shelter pet.  Remember a few of these tips when bringing a new dog into your home. If possible take a couple of days off work to be able to spend time with your new dog expect problems such as accidents, whining, barking, chewing, depression and possibly aggression! most of the time […]

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Parvo

Many times a year we see a puppy suffering from a Parvo infection.  Most people don’t know what Parvo is or how their puppy got it.  So let’s review some information about Parvo and precautions and procedures we must take at the clinic. Intestinal parvo (the most common type) interferes with the body’s ability to […]

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Get ready for Fall!

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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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