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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What Happens When a Dog Gets Heartworm?

Posted by Nikki Wardle on April 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM

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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Topics: Pet Wellness Clinic, Pet Care

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

Posted by Nikki Wardle on March 18, 2021 at 9:01 AM

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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Topics: Doggy Day Care, Doggie Day Camp

Why Your Dog or Cat Should get a Dental Tooth Sealant

Posted by Nikki Wardle on March 2, 2021 at 9:28 AM

One of the biggest challenges for pet owners is keeping the area where the tooth meets the gum line clean for their pets. Dental problems are often caused by plaque buildup at the gum line that then turns into tartar, and eventually causes periodontal disease. When plaque and tartar buildup occur, that is when your veterinarian needs to step in with a dental cleaning for your pet.

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Topics: Dog Teeth Cleaning