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  • Why do your pet's meds cost so much? Four reasons why...and four things you can do about it.

    Why Do My Pet’s Prescriptions Cost So Much?

    Sep 12 2017

    If you’ve ever had sticker shock when your pet needed a prescription, you’re not alone. Rising costs for pharmaceuticals across the board, for both humans and animals, have left many…

  • As new strains of canine influenza emerge and spread, it may be time to vaccinate your dog.

    The Overlooked Vaccine: Canine Influenza

    Aug 25 2017

    In 2015, an outbreak of a virus in Chicago and the Midwest areas affected over 1000 dogs. The culprit was eventually identified as H3N2, a new strain of the canine influenza…

  • Barfing dog ruining your road trip? Canine motion sickness is treatable!

    Leave The Barf Bag At Home: Relief For Car Sick Dogs

    Aug 01 2017

    If you’re one of the many people who avoid the Scrambler ride at the carnival because it makes you sick, you’re familiar with the unpleasant sensations associated with motion sickness. …

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    July Pet Of The Month Is Shadow!

    Jul 22 2017

    Congratulations to Shadow, whose photo was our winning choice for the June Photo Contest! Shadow’s dad, Chris, has this to say about Shadow: She was born in Madagascar, where she…

  • The Lyme disease vaccine is important, but it does not protect your dog from tick bites.

    The Lyme Disease Vaccine Is Not Tick Prevention: Here’s Why…

    Jun 27 2017

    If you have a dog, the vaccine for Lyme Disease is one that we may recommend for your pet, based on your lifestyle and what kind of dog you have.…

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    June Pet Of The Month Is Marge!

    Jun 13 2017

    Marge was born in South Florida and used her big brown puppy eyes to land a spot in her Dad’s heart the second he saw her. She was an eight…

  • Learn about common backyard hazards for dogs and cats and how to avoid them.

    Garden And Yard Summer Safety For Pets

    Jun 06 2017

    Summer weather is finally here and that means it’s time to get outside to enjoy the sunshine! While you’re tending to your flowers and vegetables or lounging by the pool,…

  • Watch for these seven dangers at your Memorial Day party!

    Memorial Day Dangers To Watch For

    May 23 2017

    Memorial Day weekend is almost here and with it, lots of grilling and swimming and outdoor fun to kick off the unofficial beginning of summer. As with any holiday, your…

  • A mild winter and above average precipitation combine to increase the chances of dogs becoming infected with heartworm disease.

    Last Winter’s Mild Weather Could Mean Bad News For Your Dog

    May 16 2017

    Remember that mild winter we just had? Higher than average temperatures combined with more rain than usual were together kind to the population of parasites that people, especially dog owners,…

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    May Pet Of The Month Is Femi!

    May 09 2017

    Femi is our April Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner!  Her mom receives account credit and Femi gets the honor of being our May cover girl. Femi is the center of…