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Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs

May 15, 2020

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! Lyme disease is a serious disease that can afflict both people and pets. As you may know, the disease is spread through ticks, which are unfortunately spreading throughout North America. Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause some very serious—and potentially life-threatening—issues, such as kidney failure and heart trouble. A veterinarian offers some prevention tips below. Landscaping Ticks love to lurk in long grasses, leaf litter, and piles of debris, … Read More »

Poison Ivy and Pets

May 01, 2020

For humans, one of the bad parts about spending time outside during warm weather is the risk of coming into contact with poison ivy, oak, or sumac. Did you know that these plants can also affect our pets? It’s not extremely common for pets to develop a reaction to poison ivy, but it’s entirely possible. Read on to find out more. How to Spot Poison Ivy When you know how to spot poison ivy, oak, … Read More »

Tips For Working From Home With Cats

April 16, 2020

Tips For Working From Home With Cats Have you suddenly found yourself working from home due to the coronavirus? If you have a kitty, it’s probably safe to say that your pet won’t mind having his or her human around more than usual. Of course, finding yourself with a feline coworker can be a bit challenging. Here are some tips from your local vet on working with a kitty. Adjust Your Screen Lock Time Cats … Read More »

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How to Introduce Two Dogs

April 15, 2020

At some point or another, your dog will almost certainly meet another dog. It might be because you’re adopting a second pup to add to your family, or simply because you’re passing another dog during a walk. But in either case, you’ll want to know how to introduce two dogs properly so that everything goes smoothly. Here are a few guidelines: Take Things Slow Rule number one: take it slow. Tossing two dogs together and … Read More »

Homeschooling? 6 Ways Your Pet Can Help!

April 14, 2020

Homeschooling? 6 Ways Your Pet Can Help! As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, many people are suddenly finding themselves homeschooling their kids. This unexpected change can be a bit daunting, especially if you’ve never been in a teaching or training position. One thing that has been heartwarming is seeing so many people offering assistance with this. Celebrities are streaming themselves reading childrens’ books; zoos and museums offering virtual tours; and local businesses are offering resources. As … Read More »

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6 Ways Your Pet Can Help You Through The Coronavirus Pandemic

April 09, 2020

6 Ways Your Pet Can Help You Through The Coronavirus Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed almost every aspect of our lives, and in a very short time. Understandably, many people are frightened and uneasy now, as lockdowns and quarantine restrictions roll out across the country. Aside from washing our hands, self-isolation and social distancing are the best things we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As it turns out, people … Read More »

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Animal Cams And Sites To Visit During Quarantine

April 07, 2020

Animals Cams And Sites To Visit During Quarantine Are you stuck at home? We don’t have to tell you that watching the news isn’t very relaxing right now. One of the best things you can do during this quarantine is take care of your mental health. Watching, interacting, and learning about animals is a great way to do that. And, if you’ve been thrust into the hot seat when it comes to homeschooling, animals are … Read More »

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FAQ About Pets and Coronavirus

April 02, 2020

FAQ About Pets and Coronavirus One thing that we’ve all had to adjust to during the COVID-19 pandemic is how quickly the virus is spreading and how much it has changed our lives. News about it is everywhere, but often leads to more questions than answers. Many people are still unsure about what this pandemic means for pets. Here, a local veterinarian answers some common questions from pet owners. Does Coronavirus Affect Animals? The word … Read More »

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Fun Facts About Siamese Cats

April 01, 2020

April 6th is National Siamese Cat Day! Known for being charismatic and talkative, these cute cats have some very loyal fans. A vet lists some fun facts about these remarkable felines below. What’s In A Name? The name Siamese cat translates to wichien-matt which means “moon diamond.” That’s a purrfect moniker for these pretty cats! History Siamese cats originated in Thailand, which was once known as Siam. Some stories say that they were first raised … Read More »

Quarantining With Fido

March 31, 2020

Quarantining With Fido We’re living through an unprecedented time, as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads out over the world. Man’s Best Friend can be a great source of comfort in these scary times. Read on as a local veterinarian offers some tips on quarantining with Fido. Exercise Even if you’ve been ordered to self-isolate, you can—and should—still walk your dog. The fresh air, sunlight, and exercise is good for both you and your furry friend, and … Read More »

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