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Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

May 15, 2022
Cat lying down

Cats are extremely popular pets. One reason for that is because they are very easy keepers. In fact, out of all of the animals we’ve domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty is entirely self-sufficient, though. A local vet lists some of the things your furry pal requires in this article. Food               Proper nutrition is the foundation of any good pet care … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Is Fostering Pets Right For You?

May 01, 2022
Pug dog sitting down

May is National Foster Care Month! Many of our furry patients are former fosters, or foster fails. Fostering fills a crucial gap for pets that need growth, healing, training, and/or socialization before they can be put up for adoption. If you’re an animal lover, you may want to consider fostering. This can be a very rewarding and enriching experience! Of course, this isn’t going to be right for everyone. A vet lists some things to … Read More »

Posted in Adoptions, General

Meet The Ukrainian Levkoy

April 15, 2022
The Ukrainian Levkoy

Over the past few weeks, the world’s attention has been very much focused on the conflict in Ukraine. The situation is affecting not just its people, but also its animals, which has been just heartbreaking to see. Our feline friends are just as popular in Ukraine as they are here. However, while Ukrainians have all sorts of cats, only one breed originated in the region: the Levkoy. A vet takes a look at this unusual … Read More »

Posted in Exotic Cats, Cat Care

4 Pet Safety Tips for “Home Alone” Dogs

April 01, 2022
Collie leaning on wall

As a pet parent, it can be hard to leave your dog at home alone, wondering if something might happen to him while you’re away. Considering Fido is, after all, just an innocent pooch, leaving him home alone can be a recipe for disaster under the right circumstances. Fortunately, there are things you can do to ensure your pet’s safety when you’re away. In this post, a veterinarian shares some safety tips for “home alone” … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

Signs of Arthritis in Cats

March 15, 2022
Black and white cat looking at camera

Just like people, cats can be prone to developing arthritis as they age. This painful condition develops when the tendons and ligaments that cushion and connect Fluffy’s bones get worn out. Over time, they can thin and lose elasticity, causing a lot of pain and discomfort. While arthritis isn’t curable, it can be managed. However, treatments may be more successful if the issue is caught and addressed early. Here are some signs to watch for: … Read More »

5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog 

March 01, 2022
2 Dogs in Bibs

As dog-lovers, who among us hasn’t given in to throwing Fido a scrap or two when we’re eating? Those big watery eyes are hard to say no to, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some foods just aren’t good for dogs and can even harm them. Knowing which morsels and treats to keep away from your canine buddy can help ensure he stays healthy. Here, a veterinarian lists 6 types of foods you should never feed your … Read More »

Cute Cat Breeds You Probably Never Heard Of

February 15, 2022

Did you know that there are a few organizations dedicated to cat breeds? Interestingly, they differ on how many breeds they recognize.The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) allows 44, while The International Cat Association recognizes 71. They’re all pretty adorable! In this article, a local vet introduces a few you may not be familiar with. Highlander A cross between the Desert Lynx and the Jungle Curl, the Highlander first clawed her way into our hearts back … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

February Is National Cat Health Month 

February 01, 2022
Kitten perched on wall

For many people, the first couple months of a new year are a time of renewed focus on the things that matter most. Since our feline companions fall in that category, now is a good time to focus on the health and well-being of your Kitty. In recognition of National Cat Health Month, be sure to do all the things that will help your cat live a healthier, happier, and longer life.  Here are a … Read More »

Dog Collar or Harness? – The Pros and Cons

January 15, 2022
Child Petting Dogs

If you enjoy walks with Fido as much as he does, ensuring he wears the most comfortable and maneuverable attire can help make your daily adventures together all the more enjoyable. While collars may be the more traditional and convenient option, some dogs are better off wearing a harness. Read on to find out the pros and cons of dog collars vs harnesses and see which one is best for you and your canine pal.  … Read More »

Resolutions for Reptile Owners

January 01, 2022
Iguana on tree branch

Happy New Year! This is traditionally a day for people to set goals for themselves for the coming year. Growth and change are always important, no matter how old you are or where you are in life. This is something that is also very relevant to pet owners. In order to keep your animal companion happy and healthy, it’s important for you to understand their needs. Out of all of our patients, reptiles are likely … Read More »