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How to Know if Your Pet is in Pain

How to Know if Your Pet is in Pain

Pets are quite good at hiding pain, and they aren't exactly able to tell you when something is wrong. This is why it's important for you to know what to look when something doesn't seem quite right with your pet. We can help diagnose and treat your pet. When we need...

Ways to Get Your Cat to Use the Litter Box

Ways to Get Your Cat to Use the Litter Box

Has your cat been eliminating themselves outside of their litter box? Is this a new phenomenon? There are many reasons why a cat will suddenly start to "go" outside of their designated space. It doesn’t have to be this way. Cats never eliminate outside their litter...

How Your Pet Communicates

How Your Pet Communicates

He’s man’s best friend. He stands faithfully by our side. Never doubts us. Never questions us. He’s dog - we love him and know him well. At least, we think we do. But how well do we really know our dogs? Does a wagging tail always indicate happiness? Does panting...

Heartworm Disease Facts

Heartworm Disease Facts

Heartworm disease is one of the most painful, deadly, and costly parasitic infections. Fortunately, it’s also one of the easiest to prevent. In honor of National Heartworm Awareness Month, here are some of the basic facts about heartworm disease: What are Heartworms?...

Preventative Care Goals for Your Pet

Preventative Care Goals for Your Pet

Do you want to help your pet live their best life possible? Here are a few goals that can help you stay on target and help them have a healthy Spring: Exercise more — Pets need exercise, too. Let your pup join you on a jog, walk, or hike. Get games for your cat that...

Household Items Dangerous for Pets

Household Items Dangerous for Pets

You want to protect your pet from anything that could hurt them. Sometimes we forget about the things in our homes that can really hurt pets. Since March is Poison Prevention Month, we want to show you some unexpectedly dangerous items. With that, here are a few...

Celebrate National Mutt Day on July 31st

Celebrate National Mutt Day on July 31st

Mutt. Heinz 57. Mixed breed. No matter what you call them, mutts are adorable! But did you know that over 70% of dogs in shelters are “mutts”? Mutts make up the greatest number of dogs in shelters because purebreds are typically adopted first. National...

Dog Swim Safety

Dog Swim Safety

Summer is in full swing! Trips to the beach are a welcome weekend getaway to beat the heat for everyone in the family – Fido included! Or maybe your backyard pool beckons your dog on hot summer days. Wherever you spend time cooling off with your dog this...