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Our Pets are part of the family.

We’ve all read those stories of pets rescuing people who are drowning, the person to had a seizure and the dog alerted the family, even a pet pig that ran in front of a car to get the person to follow him to his owner who was having chest pains. Pets are not only a […]

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Summertime means vacation

Now that most schools are out for the summer, many of us are planning our summer vacations.  That might mean a few day trips or a week or two away.  Always good to refresh what are some great tips for your pets.  Your pets don’t know what vacation is, so make sure you plan accordingly. […]

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Forecast for Heartworm and Lyme disease

Over the past 5 years, the incidence of heartworm positive canines has increased 20%.  It looks like 2018 will be no lower.  This year we saw very hot weather in May which is perfect breeding ground for mosquitos and consequently heartworm disease.  So what can you do about it for your dogs? Use prevention.  I […]

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Dog Behavior

Did you know your dog is most times mimicking you!  How you react shapes your dog’s emotional response to people and objects.  That neighbor you don’t like, your dog doesn’t either.  They learn what you like and who or what you approve of.  They are reading your emotion on the face and the sound of […]

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Tips for getting a good start with your new kitten

We get many calls this time of year for questions regarding a new kitten in your home.  Following these simple tips can make the start much easier and hopefully ward off potential problems later on. Start early trimming nails at home.  The sooner you start trimming nails the better it will go. We find simple […]

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Probiotics for our pets

Many of us believe our pets deserve as healthy a lifestyle as we ourselves do.  Keeping us with the latest trends helps us direct you better.  Some of you may have had Dr. Flanders advise you on a good brand of pet food, or even suggest some foods we eat to help your pet.  Some […]

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Safe plants in your garden for kitty to eat or play with!

These are all plants your kitty may want to munch on or play with.  They are safe for kitty.  So don’t panic and call.

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A few grooming tips

I’ve found a few new tips for grooming that have really helped in my household! A sprayer handle on your kitchen sink or laundry sink can make an easy way to bathe your little dogs.  I get virtually no water in my dog’s ear now which can cut down on the chance of ear infections. […]

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Some needed tips for this hot, hot weather!

After one of the hottest May on record, it doesn’t look like June will be much different.  So many times we wait until July to give heat warning tips, but this year we need to review much earlier! If you suspect your pet has heat exhaustion, get your pet to our office or the emergency […]

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Spring also means anxiety sometimes for your pets

Spring can mean the start of a season of anxiety for your pet.  Thunderstorms, lightening start the season and then we add fireworks with the holidays. My border collie just goes to my walk in closet when he sees the sun go behind the clouds these days.  He gets very anxious about the storms.  We […]

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