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A Tale of Tails

November 9, 2021 at 3:30 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Facts

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Humans use our face and body to communicate with other humans non-verbally; dogs use their ears and tails. And the science behind how dogs use their tails to communicate with other dogs, as well as humans is fascinating.

Dogs wag their tails to convey happiness, anxiety, alertness, and most likely a vast array of other emotions. Dogs pick up on each other’s wagging signals that will influence whether they will respond positively or negatively.

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Diabetes in Pets - What You Need to Know

November 9, 2021 at 10:41 AM by Megan Humkey posted in Vets Near Me,

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Diabetes might be the most frustrating condition for both pet owners and veterinarians alike. It's frustrating because it can take a lot of vet visits and blood tests to figure out the best solution and treatment plan for that individual pet; it can be a significant financial and emotional cost to the pet owner. And, for some people, it just seems like a very scary and daunting diagnosis.

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Can My Dog Get Breast Cancer?

October 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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The short answer is yes, your dog can get breast cancer, better known in canines as mammary cancer. In fact, mammary cancer is the most diagnosed tumor in female dogs that are still intact. Just like with humans, these tumors can metastasize and spread to other areas of a canine’s body.

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Laparoscopic Spays - What You Need To Know

October 12, 2021 at 1:30 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Spay

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So, you and your veterinarian have decided that now is the time to have your dog spayed. Great choice! Which procedure will you choose? Yes, there’s more than one choice. In this blog, we’ll discuss two different spay procedures and the pros and cons of both.

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Why AAFCO Matters to Your Pets

September 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM by Megan Humkey posted in Pet Care

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Have you ever read the label on a bag of dog or cat food? If we’re honest, probably not. If you have, you might have noticed a little something called an AAFCO statement. What is AAFCO, and why are they making statements about your pet food? Read on to find out!

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Where Do “Dog” Expressions Come From?

August 5, 2021 at 9:15 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Facts

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Have you ever said, "the dog days of summer" or "work like a dog" and wondered where those phrases originated from? After a bit of digging into those sayings, we've uncovered some pretty interesting history and evolution to some of the most common dog expressions.

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Why Do We Go Nuts About Kittens

July 8, 2021 at 8:30 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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Domestic cats, or felis silvestris catus, if you’re fancy, are thought to have domesticated themselves thousands of years ago in the Near East. That's right; cats chose to be around humans. 

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Why Should You Get Your Pet Microchipped

May 12, 2021 at 9:03 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Microchip Your Pet

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We love our fur babies. They are more than just pets; they are part of our family. They sleep with us, share the couch with us, and even join us on vacation. The idea of having our beloved canines or felines separated from us is almost unbearable.

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What Happens When a Dog Gets Heartworm?

April 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and so for the theme of this month, we wanted to go over what heartworm is, how it is transmitted, and what we can do to protect our pets. 

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Did Your Pet Put on Extra Pounds During the COVID Lock Downs?

March 18, 2021 at 9:01 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Doggy Day Care,

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If you have fallen victim to the "COVID 15" (gaining weight during the lockdowns), most likely so has your pet. It's time to look at how this happened and how best to deal with the extra pounds on your pooch.

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