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Five Important Questions to Ask at Your Next Vet Visit

December 26, 2017 6:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Bringing your dog or cat in for a checkup at their veterinarian’s office can be a nerve-racking and stressful experience for both new and veteran pet owners. Oftentimes, you can become so focused on trying to calm Fido down or pulling Fluffy out from underneath the exam table that you forget to ask some important questions. But taking the time to make just a few simple inquiries about your pets diet, activity levels, shots and other concerns will help you better understand the best ways to take care of them. While the vet will likely ask similar questions, they might... View Article

When Should You Schedule Your Puppy’s Vaccinations?

December 12, 2017 6:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Congratulations on adopting a new puppy! This little ball of energy and love is soon going to be an important member of your family. The first few months are the most important when bringing a new puppy into your home. Think of them like a baby—they’ll require plenty of attention, nutritious food, training, socialization, a comfortable home and proper medical care to grow up into a strong and loving dog. Puppy vaccinations are also an incredibly important part of the first year. The vaccination and booster process might seem bothersome, but it’s incredibly valuable considering it will protect your puppy... View Article

Four Ways to Help Protect Your Dog from Heartworm Disease

November 13, 2017 9:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

All it takes is one mosquito bite. One bite from an infected mosquito, and your dog now has heartworms. Heartworms are parasitic worms that are transferred by mosquitoes and affect dogs, cats, and other mammals. These foot-long worms make their home inside the heart, lungs and arteries, causing serious and often fatal damage to your pet’s organs. Although your dog’s chance of getting heartworms is about 1 in 200, is that a risk you are willing to take? Heartworms are treatable, but treatment is often difficult and expensive, and there’s never a guarantee your dog will recover. Prevention, on the... View Article

Parvovirus in Puppies: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

November 13, 2017 9:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A new puppy brings a lot of fun, excitement and joy into your family, so the last thing you want to hear is that your puppy is sick. Unfortunately, puppies can be very susceptible to certain diseases, and one of the most common diseases with deadly consequences is parvovirus. Canine parvovirus (also known as CPV or “parvo”) is a highly contagious viral illness. Parvo infects your puppy’s gastrointestinal tracts, where it destroys cells and impairs absorption. In some cases, this can lead to death in young puppies. Puppies between the ages of 6 weeks to 6 months are the most... View Article