Archives: Dog Care

  • How Your Dog Cools Himself Down

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    The human body cools itself down during hot weather or vigorous exercise using one method: sweating. As the sweat on your skin evaporates, it cools you down. But your dog, of course, is covered in fur. So how do our canine companions’ bodies cool themselves in the summer months? Panting Panting is your dog’s primary way of cooling off. When your pup pants, moisture starts to evaporate from their tongue, as well as from the … Read More »

  • Covid-19 Procedures beginning June 1st, 2020

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    OUR LOBBY WILL BE OPEN FOR NORMAL BUSINESS WE ASK THAT YOU OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING: We ask that only one family member per patient come into the clinic. If you do not feel comfortable coming into the clinic, or if you have children that need to be with you, please wait in your car for the duration of the visit. Call us at 342-7498 when you arrive and we are happy to come get your … Read More »

  • You Can Catch These Diseases From Your Dog

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    As you know, your dog is susceptible to various diseases and infections. Have you ever wondered whether or not you could potentially catch any of those illnesses from your pooch? It’s a scary thought. And it’s true—it is possible for dogs to transmit certain illnesses to humans. The diseases in question are known as zoonotic diseases. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about zoonotic diseases and how to make sure both your … Read More »

  • Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs

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    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 »

  • New COVID-19 Procedures beginning May 4, 2020

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    We will continue to remain our regular business hours, but our lobby will remain closed to the public. Please call 342-7498 when you arrive for your appointment. One of our staff members will meet you in the parking lot and escort you and your pet directly to an examination room. We ask that only one family member bring the patient(s) into the clinic. Our staff will be wearing masks while in your company. For your … Read More »

  • Poison Ivy and Pets

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    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 »

  • How to Introduce Two Dogs

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    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 »

  • COVID-19 Update: Revised Procedures

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    We have implemented the following to help protect our staff and clientele during this challenge of COVID-19. We will maintain our regular business hours to be available to the needs of our clients and patients, but our lobby will be closed to the public. Please call 342-7498 when you arrive for your appointment. One of our staff members will come to your vehicle, get the history and then bring the patient into the clinic for … Read More »

  • COVID-19: Temporary Changes to Procedures

    To protect our staff and preserve our ability to help our veterinary patients during this challenging time of Covid-19, we are implementing the following: We ask that only one family member bring the patient into the clinic.  We understand you may need to have your children or other persons with you. In those cases, please have the entire party wait in the car.  When you arrive, call us at (605) 342-7498 and a staff member … Read More »

  • The Benefits of Antioxidants for Dogs

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    You’ve definitely heard of antioxidants before. They’re found in many human foods and offer us many health benefits. The question is, do antioxidants offer those same benefits for our canine companions? The answer is yes—antioxidants are important for keeping your pup happy and healthy throughout their life. Let’s take a look at some of the major benefits of antioxidants for dogs. They Keep Food Fresh Antioxidants do just what their name suggests: battle oxidation. Oxidation … Read More »