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Meet The AKC’s Newest Breed: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

July 01, 2018
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Have you heard of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen? The answer to that question may very well be no. This isn’t surprising: there are actually only about 400 in the US, and likely a similar number in Canada. These cute pups were recently added to the ranks of the AKC’s officially recognized breeds. Joining the Hound Group, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen—or GBGV for short—was recognized January 1, 2018, along with another adorable pooch, the … Read More »

5 Easy Ways to Keep Kitty Cool

May 15, 2018
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Summer is just around the corner! As the weather warms up, you may find your kitty spending more time sprawled out on the floor as opposed to curling up in warm blankets. Summer can be hard on our feline friends. After all, Fluffy is wearing a fur coat! Overheating can be very dangerous for cats. Unlike dogs, they don’t have any easy ways to cool themselves off if they get too hot. In this article, … Read More »

Caring for a Deaf Dog

May 01, 2018
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Did you know that May 3rd is Specially-Abled Pets Day? Just like people, some of our animal companions have medical issues. However, our furry friends are very resilient, and can often cope with things like vision or hearing impairments, and even missing limbs, just fine. Deafness is one issue that isn’t uncommon in dogs. Some of our canine companions are born deaf, while others lose their hearing from injuries, infections, or even old age. However, … Read More »

Crate Training Your Dog

April 15, 2018
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Is your canine buddy crate trained? If not, you may want to work on this. Fido will likely need to be crated at some point, either at the vet’s or kennel, or during travel. This will be much easier for him if he thinks of his crate as a cozy den. A Georgetown, IN vet offers tips on crate training your pet in this article. Choosing A Crate You’ll want to make sure that your … Read More »

5 Things Your Cat Can’t Resist

April 01, 2018
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If you have a kitty, you’ve probably noticed that our feline pals all have their own purrsonalities. Some cats are chatty and cuddly, while others are quiet and aloof. However, all of our furry friends do have some common likes and dislikes. Read on as a local Floyds Knob, IN vet lists some of the things that Fluffy just can’t resist. Boxes Fluffy’s box obsession may just be one of her most adorable quirks. If … Read More »

Spring Cleaning Tips for People With Pets

March 15, 2018
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Spring is just around the corner! As you start stashing your winter goods away, and pulling your winter things out of storage, don’t forget about your pet! This is a great time to go through your furry pal’s things! A Georgetown, IN vet offers some spring cleaning tips below. Bedding Give your pet’s bed a good wash. Use the hottest washer cycle you have, and unscented detergent. If your furry friend’s bed isn’t washable, vacuum … Read More »

Clipping Your Dog’s Claws

January 15, 2018
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Do your dog’s paws make a clicking noise when he walks? If so, Fido may need a peticure. While, as we all know, cats rather enjoy taking care of their nails, dogs need some help in this area. (Actually, Fluffy may be a bit too enthusiastic about her manicures, but that’s another topic.) Here, a Floyds Knob, IN vet discusses clipping your dog’s claws. Dangers of Overgrown Claws Keeping your dog’s nails clipped is very … Read More »

Fluffy’s New Year’s Resolutions

January 01, 2018
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Happy New Year! As we move forward into 2018, many people are reflecting on their personal priorities, and setting new objectives for themselves. As it turns out, our feline pals may also have a few purrsonal goals for the coming year. Read on as a Georgetown, IN vet lists some of Fluffy’s goals for 2018. Improve At Yoga Cats certainly are flexible little furballs. Fluffy can twist herself into configurations that even the best yogi … Read More »

Keeping Fluffy Out of the Tree

December 15, 2017
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Are you putting up a tree this year? If so, you may find yourself trying to keep your kitty from destroying it! For Fluffy, trying to climb holiday trees is an important annual tradition! There are some things you can do to make sure that both your tree and your pet make it through the holidays unscathed. In this article, a Georgetown, IN discusses keeping Fluffy out of the tree. Choose The Right Spot Picking … Read More »

Winter Care for Dogs

December 01, 2017
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Winter is approaching fast! As the weather changes, you may need to make a few adjustments to your dog’s care routine, in order to keep Fido happy and healthy. Winter can be very dangerous for our canine pals! Here, a Georgetown, IN vet discusses winter care for dogs. Food Some of our furry friends need to eat a little more in cold weather. If your canine companion is a working dog, puppy, nursing mama, or … Read More »

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