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Does Your Itchy Pet Have Allergies?

If you or your family members experience seasonal allergies, you may experience sneezing, a runny nose, or itchy eyes as pollen counts ramp up. Pets can also suffer from allergies, which may be the result of environmental allergens, flea bites, or food. While humans are more likely to experience hay fever during allergy season, pets [...]

A Pet Owner’s Guide to the Best Time to Spay or Neuter a Pet

During puppy and kitten visits, we are commonly asked, “When is the best time to spay or neuter my pet?” While this is a great question, no magic number can determine when your furry pal should undergo a spay or neuter surgery. However, all pets should be sterilized, unless they are being bred responsibly to [...]

Sugar-Free Isn’t So Safe: Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

The sweet treat or peanut butter-stuffed Kong you give your furry pal may be more hazardous than you think. Xylitol, a popular sugar substitute, is found in a wide array of products, and can be deadly to dogs. Before giving your pet a special treat, learn more about xylitol, products that contain the toxic substance, [...]

A Professional Dental Cleaning: Why All 7 Steps Matter

Pet owners may overlook the significance of their pet’s bad breath or picky eating, but those quirks often signal an underlying health issue. When dental plaque and tartar allow bacteria to travel below the gum line, a progressive gateway for dental (i.e., periodontal) disease is formed. The bacteria first affect the bone and tooth attachment [...]

Pets with Issues: Managing Problem Pet Behaviors

You are running late for work when you see it again—cat urine on the bathroom floor. You feel like you have tried everything, but the problem with your cat has not improved.  Diagnosis and treatment of pet behavior problems can be challenging, and attempts to help sometimes add to the problem. The caring professionals at [...]

Holiday Guide to Naughty and Nice Pet Gifts

Is your pet the easiest family member to buy for? While your furry friend will eagerly accept anything wrapped in shiny paper, don’t grab the first red and green rawhide you see, and cross the chew off your list. Despite bins upon bins of toys at the pet store, few choices are actually safe for [...]

The Top 3 Most Dangerous Feline Viruses—How to Keep Your Cat Safe

As loving pet owners, we naturally want to protect our furry companions. Unfortunately, the same way viruses and other pathogens plague people, our feline friends are susceptible to a variety of harmful organisms, too. Three particular viruses are especially worrisome for cats—feline leukemia, feline immunodeficiency virus, and feline infectious peritonitis, which is caused by a [...]

A Dog Owner’s Guideline to Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a highly transmissible disease that can live in the environment for at least months, and possibly as long as two years. The virus affects dogs and wild mammals, such as coyotes, wolves, foxes, skunks, and racoons. All dogs are susceptible to infection, but puppies between 6 to 20 weeks of age are [...]

Let’s Eat! Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Raise your glasses and ready your forks—it’s time for Thanksgiving dinner. But, before you toast your family and friends with your gratitude, do you know where your pets are? Or what they’re doing? Turkey day may be bountiful with food and drink for people, but it’s a harvest of hazards for dogs and cats. Haskell [...]

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