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WARNING: Canine Influenza Virus

Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs by direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated...

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Vacation Planning Tips for Dogs with Motion Sickness

A dog with motion sickness can present many (travel) challenges, especially when you’re planning a summer road trip. However, a pup with motion sickness shouldn’t keep everyone from enjoying a family vacation together!   Symptoms of motion sickness may include...

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7 Tips to Protect Your Pets in the Summer Sun

Summer is officially here – and so are higher temps. Since we live in a climate that tends to be in the mid to upper 80’s throughout June, July, and August, we must always be aware the affect that summer weather has on our pets. To do so, here are 7 tips to keep your...

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The Top Pet Names for 2016

Did you know?? Picking a great name can enhance your relationship with your pet as well as increase their attentiveness and communication skills. This is why picking the right name for your pet is so very important. In recent years, the top-ranking human names have...

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The Good, the Bad, the Green

Embrace the luck o’ the Irish this St. Patrick's Day with all things green. However, while you may want to wear it to keep from getting pinched, be mindful if you share green foods with your four-legged friends, as many can be toxic. To learn which are potentially...

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10 Reasons Pets Make the Best Valentine Dates

Does your Valentine have four legs and a furry coat? Not to worry. You aren’t the only one celebrating Valentine’s Day with your pet. After all, studies report that 1 in 5 people admit that they would rather spend Valentine’s Day with their pet instead of their...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

With the New Year comes new beginnings and resolutions. Here are a few resolutions you can adopt to help ensure a happy and healthy year for your pets too! Measure Serving Sizes Just like humans, approximately 50 percent of pets are overweight. When feeding your pet,...

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Pet Approved Christmas Gifts

Are you like Santa and checking off that naughty and nice list? If your furry friend made the nice list, or at least the “he’s not getting coal list”, we’ve got a few gift ideas to make your holiday shopping a little easier. New Collar and Leash Stuff your pet’s...

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Creating a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

The Christmas season isn’t complete without a beautifully decorated home. When decorating the Christmas tree this year, pet proof your home and create a pet friendly Christmas tree. Here are a few tips for keeping your tree festive and your pets safe. Choose an...

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Veterinary Spotlight: Dr. Beatrice McCabe

Dr. Beatrice McCabe’s love for animals developed early in life. She grew up in her own zoo of sorts, complete with dogs, cats, horses, and chickens. It was during her teenage years that she decided to turn her passion for animals into a career and pursue veterinary...

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Halloween Costume 101

With the abundance of pet Halloween costumes on the market, it can be difficult to resist dressing your dog up for holiday fun. When selecting a costume for your pet, there are a variety of factors to consider. Here are a few tips for making this year's costume a...

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Veterinary Spotlight: Dr. Andrews

Dr. Andrew’s love for animals began when her parents bought their first horse when she was 9 years old. As she grew, so did her interest in animals. She began equestrian show jumping and continued to compete throughout college in Maryland. During her freshman year of...

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Pet Grooming Basics

Grooming goes beyond keeping your pet looking their best, it can keep your pet healthy and prevent a number of health concerns. Grooming allows you to check for fleas, ticks, dry skin, inflammation, as well as note the condition of the nails, teeth, ears and eyes....

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Reducing Pet Allergies

Did you that approximately 15% of the population is allergic to dogs or cats? For many pet owners, the drawl back of allergies doesn’t outweigh the benefits of animal companionship. Many that are allergic to their pets suffer from itchy, watery eyes and nose, along...

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Fighting Obesity in Cats

Obesity among cats is becoming an epidemic in the United States. With more cats living indoors, many tend to be less active and over eat. Overweight cats are more likely to develop health issues, skin conditions and in many cases have a shorter life span. Many pet...

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Planting a Pet Friendly Garden

It’s time again to replace the snow shovels with gardening shovels. Before planting your spring garden, take time to research which plants are safe for a pet friendly home. There are numerous plants that are beautiful, but contain toxins that are highly poisonous to...

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How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Dental care is one of the most overlooked aspects of pet health. While it commonly goes unnoticed, proper dental care is critical for a healthy, high quality life. Untreated oral issues are not only painful, but can lead to lung, heart and kidney disease. Examining...

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Tips for Controlling Your Pet’s Weight

Like many humans, there is a large percentage of overweight pets in the United States. A 2012 survey noted that 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats are considered overweight or obese. Not only does the excess weight keep your pet from being active, it puts them...

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