Archives: General Health

  • Tips on Traveling By Air With Your Pet

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    Traveling with a pet can be tricky. It’s all the more complicated if you’re traveling by air! You may have even heard horror stories of pets getting put on the wrong plane, or being injured or worse during flights. If you decide to transport your companion via an airline, there are a few tips to follow to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. Learn more below: Visit the Vet Before you even book … Read More »

  • 5 Health Benefits of Owning Pets

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    Pets provide years of unconditional love, loyalty, and companionship. Did you know that owning a pet can also improve your personal health? There are multiple ways that pets are good for us, both physically and mentally! Learn more below from your veterinarian. Lowered Stress Levels Did you know that people who own pets tend to be less stressed than those who don’t? This may be because of pets’ unique capacity for constant, unwavering companionship—the value … Read More »

  • Cats and Toxoplasmosis

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    Have you ever heard that handling litterboxes is dangerous for pregnant women? It’s true that everyone, especially pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, should take precautions against toxoplasmosis, which can be transmitted by cats. A local vet discusses toxoplasmosis below. What Is Toxoplasmosis? First, it’s important to understand that not all cats have toxoplasmosis. Cats can contract it by eating rodents, birds, or other small animals infected by the parasite Toxoplasma. The parasite … Read More »

  • Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Cats

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    As you may have noticed, cats are very, very good at getting comfortable. However, while Fluffy can certainly manage to sleep in some very awkward positions, she isn’t quite as good at cooling herself off. In fact, hot weather can be very dangerous to our feline buddies! Fluffy has a fur coat on, and really doesn’t have any effective ways to cool herself down if she overheats. Read on as a local vet lists some … Read More »

  • Beware of Summertime Pests

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    An important part of keeping your pet safe in the warmer months is pest prevention—summer is prime-time for infections and infestations caused by parasites and other unsightly critters! Is your pet ready to face the challenge? Read on to learn more about summertime pests and how to help your pet avoid the danger. Fleas Fleas are one of the most common pet pests this time of year. A flea infestation can be time-consuming and troublesome … Read More »

  • Disaster Preparedness Tips for Pet Owners

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    It’s no fun to think about a disaster situation affecting you, your family, or your pets, and we certainly hope that you never have to face one. With that being said, your best course of action in the event of an emergency is to be prepared ahead of time! Below, learn about some tips on disaster preparedness that can help your pet stay safe. Identify Your Pet Geological events, wildfires, severe storms, chemical accidents or … Read More »

  • Summertime Pet Care Tips

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    As the weather heats up, many of us will cool off on hot days by going for a swim or, perhaps, enjoying a cold treat. Pets can also get miserably hot on sweltering days! Read on for some great summer pet care tips from a local vet. Water First things first: make sure that your furry buddy always has plenty of fresh, clean water. We also recommend washing your pet’s bowl every day, to make … Read More »

  • 5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

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    There are many human foods that aren’t good for our canine companions—it’s likely that you already have some in your kitchen! The trick is preventing the problem ahead of time so that your pet doesn’t ingest anything harmful. Here are five foods you should never feed your dog: Garlic and Onions Garlic and onions, as well as similar foods like chives, scallions, shallots, and leeks, aren’t safe for dogs. These sorts of foods can damage … Read More »

  • Keeping Pets Safe in the Snow

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    Plenty of pets love frolicking in the snow. Keep in mind, though, that our animal companions and the fluffy white stuff don’t always mix! Read on to find out how to keep your pet safe the next time it snows. Indoor Time One of the simplest ways to keep your pet healthy and happy when there’s snow on the ground is to keep outdoor time very limited. This way, you don’t run the risk of … Read More »

  • Canine Exercise Rehabilitation

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    By Shannon Quigley, RVT Canine exercise rehabilitation is a growing field in veterinary medicine and a great way to make a big impact on the quality of life in many dogs.  Exercise rehabilitation can be used in many instances including patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, attempting to prevent the need for some surgeries, and to help with mobility in our older pets with arthritis. It is very important that orthopedic surgery patients keep the range … Read More »

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