Is Your Cat a Psychopath?

Posted by Nikki Wardle on December 28, 2021 at 9:15 AM

Have you ever been over at a friends’ house and their cat stares at you like you’re their next victim? Or maybe you have a feline furball that randomly yowls and hisses at you 30 minutes after purring and rubbing up against your leg. Could your cat be bipolar, moody, or possibly even worse? Researchers in the UK may have an answer for you: your cat could indeed be psychopathic.

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Topics: Vets Near Me, Pet Facts

Safest Toys for Your Pets

Posted by Nikki Wardle on December 20, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Toys are a necessity for all pets. Toys can provide comfort, entertainment, and even help combat bad behavior problems. So, when choosing a toy for your pup or kitty, you want to make sure it is the correct type of toy, especially for cats, as they are very particular about what toys they will play with.

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Topics: Puppy Care, Pet Facts, Pet Enrichment

A Tale of Tails

Posted by Nikki Wardle on November 9, 2021 at 3:30 PM

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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Topics: Pet Facts

Diabetes in Pets - What You Need to Know

Posted by Megan Humkey on November 9, 2021 at 10:41 AM

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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Topics: Vets Near Me, Animal Hospital Near Me

Can My Dog Get Breast Cancer?

Posted by Nikki Wardle on October 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM

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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Topics: Pet Wellness Clinic, Animal Hospital Near Me

Laparoscopic Spays - What You Need To Know

Posted by Nikki Wardle on October 12, 2021 at 1:30 PM

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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Topics: Pet Spay

Why AAFCO Matters to Your Pets

Posted by Megan Humkey on September 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM

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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Topics: Pet Care

Where Do “Dog” Expressions Come From?

Posted by Nikki Wardle on August 5, 2021 at 9:15 AM

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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Topics: Pet Facts

Why Do We Go Nuts About Kittens

Posted by Nikki Wardle on July 8, 2021 at 8:30 AM

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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Topics: Pet Care, Vets Near Me

Why Should You Get Your Pet Microchipped

Posted by Nikki Wardle on May 12, 2021 at 9:03 AM

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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