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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 »

Meet the Maine Coon

December 15, 2021

Do you like fluffy cats? If so, you’ve probably found yourself absolutely charmed by a Maine Coon at some point. These big, lovable felines are not only super cute, they’re also very personable. In fact, you’ll probably be seeing a lot of Maine Coon kittens on holiday cards over the next few weeks. A veterinarian discusses this beloved breed below. History No one is quite sure exactly where Fluffy originated. One possibility is that Maine … Read More »

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International Animal Rights Day

December 01, 2021

December 10th is International Animal Rights Day. On this day, animal rights advocates from around the world take a stand for the fair treatment and respect that animals deserve. Surprisingly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights observance also falls on December 10th, which is not a coincidence at all. In 1998, animal activists demanded that the UN General Assembly expand the Declaration to include animals on the premise that all sentient creatures have the right … Read More »

Flying With Fido

Season’s Greetings! This year’s holiday season is shaping up to be much busier than last year’s was. Many people like to bring their dogs with them when traveling …. even on planes. But is that a good idea? A vet discusses flying with Fido below. Think It Over Flying can be quite stressful for dogs. Fido doesn’t really understand the concept of flight, and can get very scared by the noise and vibration. Your canine … Read More »

How Old Is Your Dog?

November 15, 2021
Dog waiting in car

If you’ve adopted a dog or taken in a stray, determining how old he is can be challenging. Fido may act like a big clumsy puppy, but looks can be deceiving. And that old formula, “Dogs live seven years for every one human year” isn’t really accurate, as that calculation only works if you know a dog’s age. However, you can “guesstimate” your canine pal’s age by tracking a few telltale signs. Genetics First and … Read More »

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