Vaccines: What are all those letters????

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    You call to ask what vaccines your pet is due for and we rattle off a series of letters and mumbo jumbo and schedule an appointment. So what are all those letters and all that mumbo jumbo? Here is a breakdown of what is included in the routine vaccines to help you understand […]

What to do if your pet is missing

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Many pets go missing over the summer months, especially around the 4th of July. So what do you do if this happens? Many people wait several hours or a few days to see if the pet returns on his/her own. Unfortunately, that is time lost while the pet could be getting further from home. If […]

A Death in the Family: Coping with the loss of a pet

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A Death in the Family: Coping with the loss of a pet By: Nanci Breegle   The hardest part of being a pet owner is knowing when to say goodbye. Pets become a huge part of our lives and are members of our families. The difference between losing a human family member and pet is […]

Diabetes in Cats

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We have recently seen an increase in Feline Diabetes so I wanted to share the following information on Diabetes Mellitus in Cats. The most common form of diabetes that we see in cats is Diabetes Mellitus. This is often times referred to by owners as “sugar diabetes”. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce […]

Importance of Yearly Wellness Exams

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Regular wellness visits offer us a chance to examine your pet’s general health and become aware of any health problems before they become serious illnesses. Since our pets cannot tell us how they are feeling, we must rely on regular exams and your at-home observations to access your pet’s health. It may also be necessary to […]

Cat Urinating Outside Litterbox: Trouble Shooting

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ALWAYS START WITH A TRIP TO YOUR VETERINARIAN TO RULE OUT A MEDICAL ISSUE BEFORE BEGINNING TROUBLE SHOOTING!   We are frequently presented with cats of all ages that have mysteriously stopped using their litter box. When confronted with this troublesome issue, stop and ask yourself the following questions:   How many pesky felines do […]

Am I Loving My Dog to Death?

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As I sat on my couch the other day, I looked at my dog as he was watching something out the window. WOW has he gotten fat!!! How did this happen? I suppose the surplus of treats every time he looks at me with those sad eyes that belong on a Sarah McLachlan commercial could […]

The Dreaded Retractable Leash

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Imagine the following situation: It’s a beautiful spring day. The sun is finally out and the snow has all melted (I know this is hard to imagine after the winter that we have had! Haha!). You decide that today is the perfect day to take Fido for a walk and get some much needed exercise. […]

Holiday Pet Safety

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  From snacking on human treats to biting colorful light bulbs, as the winter holiday season draws closer, pet owners must keep an even more watchful eye on their furry, four-legged friends. In 2011, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, policyholders spent more than $22.8 million on […]