News and Vet Pet Topic Articles

April 19, 2017
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Park It!

Park It! Well folks, the sun is finally here. Now that we can officially embrace the idea of spring, let’s get out and go to the park. Your pet will love the extra time outside. Before you go, keep a few things in mind. Scout it […]
March 24, 2017
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Don’t be a fool. Avoid these common mistakes with your pet.

Don’t be a fool. Avoid these common mistakes with your pet. We all make mistakes, but this April, let’s take a few steps toward foolproof pet ownership. To celebrate April Fools’ Day, we count down ten pet pitfalls to avoid. This is always an issue, so […]
August 24, 2016

How to tell if your pet is overweight

How to tell if your pet is overweight Good news! Reports of how much weight people gain during the Holidays are often exaggerated. All that festive feasting, though, can make us feel like making some New Year’s resolutions. So can the extra pounds we didn’t quite […]
August 24, 2016
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Make your pet feel at home for Christmas

Make your pet feel at home for Christmas Holiday travel means spending time with loved ones, creating memories, and making a lot of arrangements. Anyone who has traveled for the Holidays knows how chaotic it can be. Taking care of your pets while you are out […]
August 24, 2016

Introducing Your New Year’s Resolution Buddy

Introducing Your New Year’s Resolution Buddy Good news, pet owners—the percentage of pets in the United States that are overweight is less than that of adult humans. Wait, maybe that’s not good news. Not to ruin your Holiday cheer, but over two-thirds of American adults are […]
August 24, 2016

What to Consider When Your Pet Needs Surgery

What to Consider When Your Pet Needs Surgery Orthopedic surgery can seem daunting. Worries about outcomes and health leave many pet owners in doubt about what to do. Here are a few thoughts to help with the process. First, find a vet you can trust The […]
August 24, 2016
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When Bad Breath Gets Worse

When Bad Breath Gets Worse As you probably know by now, dogs are not self-cleaning. They need a little help in that department. One area that often gets neglected, though, is their teeth. We would like to share some important things to know about your dog’s […]
August 24, 2016
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Love Your Pet

Love Your Pet Is your pet your Valentine? If yes, then read on. If that’s going a bit far, don’t worry, February 20th is Love Your Pet Day, so you can still count the ways you love your furry friend. Here are some fun ways to […]
August 24, 2016
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There’s Nothing Routine about Having a Pet. Or is there?

There’s Nothing Routine about Having a Pet. Or is there? Have your New Year’s resolutions lost their momentum? Do you even remember what they were? Not to worry, there’s always time to get a good routine going. Here are five manageable habits to start with your […]
August 24, 2016

Importance of Vaccinations

Bring Your Puppy or Kitten in Are you springing for a new pet this season? It is a great time for new life and new friends. To make sure your puppy or kitten gets off to a great start, bring her to your veterinarian as soon after […]
August 24, 2016

Itch Relief

The Itching Pet: Alternatives to Steroids Excessive licking, chewing, and scratching can make a pet’s life miserable for month after month, even year after year. No one likes to see their pet uncomfortable; furthermore, the constant licking, chewing, and scratching can keep a pet owner up […]
August 24, 2016
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Thinking outside the Dog

Thinking outside the Dog Pet care is for the birds. And snakes. And rodents. In fact, your veterinarian can treat most kinds of exotic animals. Of course, it’s just as important to give your exotic pet the regular care it needs as you would with a […]
August 24, 2016

Cats, Carriers and Vets: Tips on making it easier to get your cat to the vet

Cats, Carriers and Vets: Tips on making it easier to get your cat to the vet   Many cats are fearful of car rides and veterinary visits, which makes it harder for us to give them good medical care. It also makes it difficult for cat […]
August 24, 2016

Destructive Chewing

Destructive Chewing  Puppy teething doesn’t surprise most families, although just how much puppies use their teeth may. Human babies have hands, so they use hands and mouths for necessary learning and exploring as their brains develop. Canine babies must do this exploration mostly with their mouths. Puppy teeth […]
August 24, 2016

Great Cages

Great Cages No purchase is more important when you get a parrot than the cage. The cage is where your parrot will spend time when you’re not home, when the family is sleeping, or when you can’t pay attention to your pet. The first rule of […]
August 24, 2016

Exercise – Why Dogs Need It

Exercise – Why Dogs Need It A dog whose exercise needs are met may rest more calmly at home and be less fretful when left alone. The modern dog-management mantra of “A good dog is a tired dog” is gospel to many people. Exercise can improve […]
August 24, 2016

Crate Training Puppies

Crate Training Puppies Every puppy needs to learn the skill of resting calmly in a crate. This skill will be needed at the veterinary hospital, for traveling, and for restricted activity due to illness. It’s also a lifesaver for many young dogs during the destructive chewing […]
August 24, 2016
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Ten Questions to Ask the Vet at Your Pet’s Next Checkup

Ten Questions to Ask the Vet at Your Pet’s Next Checkup Everyone in the family should have an annual wellness exam. It is an important part of staying healthy. This also goes for your family pet, especially your new puppy or kitten. Your veterinarian can answer […]
August 24, 2016
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Giving Thanks for Our Pets

Giving Thanks for Our Pets Owning a pet enriches our lives in so many ways. They bring us joy and stability. They help make home feel more like home. And they are great for our health. At this time of Thanksgiving, we offer a few reasons to […]
July 14, 2016

Poisonous Plants for Dogs and Cats

Lilies Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic to cats. While the poisonous component has not yet been identified, it is clear that with even ingestions of very small amounts of the plant, severe kidney damage could result. MarijuanaIngestion of Cannabis sativa by companion animals can […]
July 14, 2016

Sunscreen for Pets

Sunscreen, or sunblock, can  be used on cats and dogs. Pets with light skin and a short or thin hair coat are particularly prone to sunburn, skin cancer, and other solar-induced skin diseases. If your dog’s coat is shaved during the summer for cooling, sunscreen may […]
July 14, 2016

Do I have to Vaccinate my Pet Annually?

In the U.S., vaccines are licensed based on the minimum duration they can be expected to last. It is expensive to test vaccines across an expanse of years so this is not generally done. If a vaccine is licensed by the USDA for annual use, this […]
July 14, 2016

Parrot Playtime

Parrot Playtime Toys are essential to maintaining the physical and mental well-being of parrots large and small. Playthings help keep pet birds fit, while also fighting the boredom that can contribute to behavioral problems such as feather-picking. There are toys your bird can hold, toys that hang […]
July 14, 2016

Pet Treats…What to Look out for

Pet treats are widely used, and for good reason. Treats can be useful training tools, and pets typically like treats (and owners like to make their pets happy). But even something as simple as feeding pets treats carries some risks (and not just to the pet).  […]
June 30, 2016

Vote Carson City’s newest Reader’s Choice Award favorite

Vote for Us! Vote Before July 4th! We would love a chance to be your favorite! Help us by following the link and voting for us! Thank you all for being our friends and clients and bringing your babies here for us to care for and […]
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