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Leaner Pets Live Longer

Carefully monitoring your pet’s weight can help him live a longer and healthier life.  Researchers recently found that overweight dogs show more visible signs of aging, such as graying muzzles, trouble walking, and being less active. Results of a recent 14-year study that followed 48 Labrador Retrievers for their entire lives showed that lean-fed dogs [...]

By |November 18th, 2012|All Animal Articles|0 Comments

Why Year Round?

Many of you are probably wondering why we so strongly recommend giving your pets year round preventatives such as Heartgard, Frontline and Revolution.  The main reason is to protect your pets from serious health issues such as fleas, tapeworms. Many of these can be year round problems, thanks to carrier animals like deer, rabbits and [...]

By |November 18th, 2012|All Animal Articles, Pet Hygiene|0 Comments

Is Scruffy Scratching?

Is you dog suddenly scratching all the time? Before you assume the scratching is just a dog being a dog, we need to rule out other causes of dry, flaky skin.  With the cold weather upon us, most of us have turned on the heat, which could also be the cause of Scruffy's dry skin.  [...]

By |November 18th, 2012|All Animal Articles, Pet Hygiene, Seasonal Tips|0 Comments

Winter Safety

As we come into winter, it becomes important to keep our pets warm and safe.  If you take the appropriate precautions, both you and your pets can have a healthy and happy holiday season. The top 5 winter dangers are: Cold Temperatures. Do not leave your pet outside for extended periods of time, as animals [...]

By |November 17th, 2012|All Animal Articles, Seasonal Tips|0 Comments

Cold Weather Tips For Your Pets

Brrrr—it's cold outside!  The following cold weather tips for your pets will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips. Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other cats, dogs [...]

By |November 10th, 2012|All Animal Articles, Home Page, Seasonal Tips|0 Comments

Dental Disease in Dogs

Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed disease in dogs. Periodontal disease is the most common culprit for causing dental disease. Periodontal disease describes the inflammation or infection of the gums around the teeth. Dogs don’t really get cavities like humans; they get a build-up of tartar that over time causes an infection of the area around [...]

By |November 10th, 2012|All Animal Articles, Pet Hygiene|0 Comments

Halloween Safety For Your Pets

Help this Halloween be fun for you and less scary for your pets.  Chocolate can be toxic for pets causing vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate and severe cases, seizures and death.  There are also many products that contain Xylitol (pronounced Zi-luh-tohl), a sugar alcohol sweetener used in many common products such as chewing gum, candy, [...]

By |November 9th, 2012|All Animal Articles, Home Page, Seasonal Tips|0 Comments