Tag Archives: veterinarian

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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Dangers in your home for your feline

Having an indoor cat can mean “cat proofing” your home just like you might with a new baby!  If you are getting a cat, take a tour of your home from your cat’s profile.  Here are a few dangers or “fun things” your cat will tear up in your home. Curtains:  Cats see these as […]

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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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Watermelon: is it okay for dogs?

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What fruits are good to give to my dog?

Fruits can be a great addition to your dogs diet.  They help aid in constipation or anal gland issues in your pet.  They add fiber, bulk, vitamins such as A, C, potassium, magnesium, beta-carotene, antioxidants and B-complex. Your pet should have the same guidelines you would for yourself such washing the fruit thoroughly to remove […]

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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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Boy, it’s hot out there!

Our pets generally have a higher body temperature than us.  So first off, don’t panic if you know your pet hasn’t been in extreme heat and feels warm.  There are many other signs to look for than just touch to see if your pet is in danger of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. excessive panting, […]

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