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Warmer weather sometimes means anxiety for pets!

It finally feels like spring has arrived.  And with that means storms, thunder, lightening, tornadoes, tornado sirens, fireworks and then anxiety for your dogs and some cats.

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Compulsive Behavior in Cats

Many clients talk about strange behaviors in their cats.  Goodness knows I have had issues of compulsive behavior with an indoor cat.  Most people who come to our home, don’t even realize we have a cat!  She only comes out at certain times to get a little people time and that is it.  She is […]

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My cat’s purr

What exactly does purring mean? Purring is a way the newborn kittens find their mother before their eyes open. It is a form of communications with other cats and us too. It is a form of self soothing for your kitty Purring is contentment in your kitty Kittens start purring at two days of age. […]

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My dog has reactions to vaccines so I don’t do any.

Certain breeds of dogs, especially the little ones can react to vaccinations.  There are many things we can do to minimize those.  First let’s talk about what is a vaccine reaction and what to do about it. What constitutes an adverse event? An adverse event is any undesirable ocurrence associated with the use of a […]

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Feeding my cat

Many cat owners ask Dr. Flanders how much or little should I be feeding my cat.  Another question is the wet verses dry issue.  So today we will discuss those two issues.  Wet vs. Dry Cat Food Dr. Flanders always recommends dry kibble because the crunching of the kibble helps knock the tarter off their […]

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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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Pre-Thanksgiving tips

If you are like many families, you may be starting your Thanksgiving meals early.  Dr. Flanders family has their first today!  Please keep the usual tips in mind: Make sure family members understand, NO BONES for the pets.  These are choking hazards.  Even if it seems safe, bone fragments can flake off and get stuck […]

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Happy Saturday: It’s cuddle time

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Homemade treats for your dog

Want to offer a treat for your dog that you know exactly what is in it?   I have been making my own dog biscuits for exactly that reason.  Some of the great ingredients I have been using include: bananas pumpkin yogurt coconut oil oatmeal applesauce olive oil almond oil wheatgerm peanut butter or almond […]

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Cold weather safety tips

Now that we are experiencing cooler weather and very wet weather, it is a good time to review a few cold weather safety tips. remember that your pets paws can take a beating in this weather.  Cold and wet can be a dangerous combination.  I find that a basket at the door your pet frequents […]

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