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January 22, 2022

What to Know When Adopting Chickens

As the cold winter months drag on, many of us start to think about spring and all the things we will be able to do. One of the most popular warm weather activities is gardening and raising food. For some of us, raising chickens can be […]
January 8, 2022

How to Help Your Obese Dog

It’s that time of year again. We all feel our belts getting a bit tighter as we enjoy tasty holiday treats. Then when January comes, it will be time to get back in shape and shed those holiday pounds. For our pets though, the time to […]
December 14, 2021

Setting New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect on the year that has passed and think about goals for the New Year. While New Year’s resolutions can be a drag, especially if you find yourself setting the same goals each time around, it’s an opportunity […]
November 24, 2021

What to Know About Cancer in Pets

What to Know About Cancer in Pets When we think about our pets’ health, we often think about proper diet and exercise. We might also think about wellness checks (good thinking!) and dental health. Things that can slip our minds include more serious health conditions that can affect our pets. For example, the prospect of a pet getting cancer can be unthinkable.
November 18, 2021

How to Keep Pets Safe During Feasts

The holidays are a great time of year. We enjoy family, festivities, and feasts. However, all those feasts and goodies can be dangerous, and not just for our waistlines. Many of the foods we love during the holidays are dangerous for pets. Be sure to keep […]
October 28, 2021

Why You Should Get a Black Cat

Each year around Halloween, we see many of the same symbols. From witches and vampires to jack-o-lanterns, the symbols of the holiday are everywhere. One of those symbols is the black cat. It’s not just a Halloween thing, though. Black cats need love all year round. […]
October 16, 2021

Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Every September is National Preparedness Month, and if you have pets, that means making a plan for them too. If disaster strikes, it helps to have the supplies and action items in place to make sure all of your loved ones, including your pets, are alright. […]
October 11, 2021

How to Walk Your Dog in the Cold

It’s easy to feel excited about getting outside in spring and early summer as the weather turns warm. But many of us tend to hibernate a bit once the weather cools. While that’s perfectly understandable, it’s still very important to head outside to get regular exercise […]
September 23, 2021

How to Know If Your Pet is in Pain

Pain is something we all feel, including our pets. When we are in pain, we can describe it in words and more clearly communicate how we feel and where the pain is. Since your pet can’t communicate her pain as clearly, it’s important to be aware […]
August 27, 2021

Why Your Cat Needs to Go to the Vet

Cats are unique creatures. Every cat owner can attest to their aloof yet loving personalities. They can seem like such homebodies, that it’s tempting to never take them out. There is one place your cat should go regularly, though, and that’s to the veterinarian. Sure, your […]
August 27, 2021

How to Celebrate Your Dog

August 26 is National Dog Day. It gives us all a reminder of how wonderful our furry companions are and an excuse to celebrate them. Take some time to give your dog a little extra love and be grateful for their companionship. Take a Walk Walking […]
August 8, 2021

Why Your Pet Needs Vaccinations

Whether you have just adopted a new puppy or rescued a shelter dog or cat, now is the time to get started on their immunizations. Doing so can help protect them from common diseases that can cause major health complications and even death. What Are Pet […]
July 27, 2021

How to Keep Pets Safe at Home

Losing a pet is a terrifying experience. Even if your dog or cat only gets out for a brief time, it still leads to panic and plenty of worry. When your pet gets out of your house or yard, it can lead to serious injury or […]
July 19, 2021

The Importance of Pet Hydration

Pet hydration is always important, especially in the hot summer days. With many of us experiencing a particularly hot and dry summer, it’s even more important to make sure our pets get the water they need to stay healthy and safe. How Much Water Does Your […]
June 28, 2021

Keep Your Dog Safe from Snakes

Summertime is when we like to hit the trails with our dogs. Exploring the outdoors together is a great way to bond, get some healthy exercise, and find new areas to love. There are dangers out there, though, and being prepared is critical. Of all the […]
June 22, 2021

How to Prepare Pets for Disaster

It’s important to be prepared for an emergency. You never know when disaster can strike, so planning ahead is critical. One thing we might not consider when planning for an emergency like a natural disaster is what to do for our pets. They’ll need help then […]
June 12, 2021

The Benefits of Owning a Cat

If you have thought about getting a cat, there’s good news. Cats not only make good friends, they are also good for you. The benefits of owning a cat might just convince you to adopt a new furry friend soon. Cats Are Good for You We […]
May 28, 2021

Why Eye Exams Are Important for Pets

We all know how important eyesight is for our health and well being. The same is true for our pets. While we recognize the importance of our pets’ eyesight, what can we do to keep their eyes healthy? Your Pet’s Eyesight Your pet relies on her […]
May 27, 2021

How to Keep Your Dog Safe at BBQs

It’s finally time to get outside and fire up the barbecue. With the sun shining, and conditions getting safer for small get-togethers, nothing beats a summer cookout. Another kind of safety to keep in mind when hosting a barbecue is keeping your pets out of harm’s […]
May 14, 2021

Why Your Pet Needs Tests

We hear about it all the time. When it comes to a lot of serious conditions like cancer, early detection is key to treatment and recovery. The same is true for your pet. If your pet develops a serious condition, finding it early will significantly help. […]
May 1, 2021

Why You Need to Pick up Dog Poop

Spring is an amazing time to get outside with your dog. You can get out and take in the sights and smells of the season while making up for the walks your veterinarian told you to take last winter. Each time you go out, make sure […]
April 20, 2021

How to Keep Your Dog Safe from Heartworm Disease

How to Keep Your Dog Safe from Heartworm Disease Heartworm disease is a serious but preventable condition. The American Heartworm Society estimates that over 1 million dogs in the United States have heartworm disease. Since it can be fatal, it is important to keep your dog […]
April 9, 2021

How to Keep Your Dog Fit

April is canine fitness month, and it’s the perfect time to work on your dog’s health and wellness. The warming spring weather gives us the opportunity to get outside more often and give your dog the exercise that is key to staying healthy and fit. To […]
March 29, 2021

How to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park

How to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park Spring is the ideal time to start getting outside more with your dog. You can enjoy the warming weather and get some outdoor exercise. If you have one nearby, you can take your outdoor fun to […]
March 20, 2021

Basic Care Tips for Your Poultry

Basic Care Tips for Your Poultry Raising birds is a fast-growing pastime, and people are going beyond cats and dogs to include poultry in their households. Raising chickens, parrots, and other poultry is a great way to expand your animal horizons. If you have chickens, you […]
March 13, 2021

How to Prevent Pet Poisoning

How to Prevent Pet Poisoning Keeping your pets safe is one of the biggest responsibilities of a pet owner. One of the biggest dangers for our pets can be the homes where they live. There are many things lying around the house that are dangerous for […]
February 28, 2021

How to Protect Your Pet from Being Stolen

How to Protect Your Pet from Being Stolen Recent news events have shed light on one of the most terrible things that can happen to a pet owner–pet theft. If you have never experienced it, you might be surprised to know that around 2 million pets […]
February 20, 2021

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet Spaying or neutering your pet has more benefits than just keeping unplanned litters from being born. In addition to helping control pet populations, spaying or neutering has a lot of health benefits for your pet, including living longer. […]
February 10, 2021

Why Dental Care is Important for Your Pet

Why Dental Care is Important for Your Pet Let’s face it. Nobody likes going to the dentist. It can be uncomfortable, we feel vulnerable sitting there with our mouth open while someone works on our teeth, and we definitely don’t like getting bad news about our […]
January 30, 2021

When to Take Your Pet for Emergency Care

When to Take Your Pet for Emergency Care Taking your pet for emergency care is one of those things that we don’t want to think about. It’s a scary thought knowing that your pet could be in danger. Fortunately, we have skilled professionals who know what […]
January 25, 2021

Benefits of Training Your Dog

Benefits of Training Your Dog When we think of dog training or obedience school, images of horribly behaved pets might come to mind. You might think it’s only for canines with aggressive personalities or those who have committed some sort of offense. In reality, every dog […]
January 15, 2021

Walk Your Pet this Month

Did you know that January is Walk Your Pet Month? While it might seem like an awfully cold time of year for such a thing, it’s a great way to get your New Year’s resolutions off to a strong start. Walking your pet is something you […]
December 22, 2020

Tips for Setting New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pets

Tips for Setting New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pets It’s always a good time to try to improve yourself. The new year offers a time that many of us choose to set goals that we work on during the months ahead. One part of […]
December 12, 2020

How to Keep Your Cat Healthy

How to Keep Your Cat Healthy Cats make great pets. They are each so unique and so different from other types of pets. While we tend to think of cats as independent and not needing as much attention, we still need to make sure we do […]
November 26, 2020

How to Make Sure Your Pets Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

How to Make Sure Your Pets Stay Healthy this Holiday Season The Holidays are a wonderful time for celebration. We look forward to this time of year, and making it special is what it’s all about. Even in difficult years, or perhaps especially during difficult years, […]
November 20, 2020

How to Keep Up with Your Dog’s Grooming as the Weather Gets Cold

How to Keep Up with Your Dog’s Grooming as the Weather Gets Cold Many of us tend to think that dog care, especially grooming, gets easier in the colder months. Just let that coat grow out to keep him nice and warm. While that can be […]
November 1, 2020

How to Welcome Your New Rescue

How to Welcome Your New Rescue Rescuing a pet is a great way to add to your family and to make a difference for an animal in need of a second chance. It’s an exciting time for you, and a potentially anxious time for your pet. […]
October 21, 2020

Why You Need to Keep Sweets Away from Pets

Why You Need to Keep Sweets Away from Pets It’s that time of year again. That time when sweets seem to be everywhere. We buy them, get them from friends and neighbors, and see them around every corner. While sweets can be a real problem for […]
October 10, 2020

Why Pet Wellness Exams are So Important

Why Pet Wellness Exams are So Important Just like you, your pet can benefit from regular checkups with the doctor. Even if your pet is young and seems healthy, taking her to the veterinarian on a regular basis is important for keeping her healthy for years […]
September 27, 2020

How to Keep Your Dog’s Ears Healthy

How to Keep Your Dog’s Ears Healthy There’s a good chance you have noticed your dog scratching at his ears at one time or another. Sometimes, it’s just an itch. Other times, it can be something more serious and persistent. Dogs have sensitive and complex ears. […]
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