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  • Have You Seen This Tick?

    Oct 16 2017

    When it comes to ticks in Maryland, all eyes are usually on the deer tick, responsible for the spread of Lyme Disease, and nearly impossible to see. While the deer…

  • How To Have A Fun And Safe Halloween With Pets

    Oct 10 2017

    As Halloween approaches, the kids are busy planning their costumes and mapping out the routes for the best trick or treating, while the adults figure out how to get the…

  • Your Indoor Cat Needs A Rabies Vaccination

    Oct 03 2017

    September 28 was World Rabies day, a day which may have passed you by without much thought. Domestic pets don’t get rabies anymore, right? Actually, rabies is still a public…

  • Considering Breed DNA Testing? Read Millie’s Story!

    Sep 26 2017

    When Millie was adopted in January 2017 from BARCS, the first two years of her life were a mystery. Where did she come from? How did she end up on…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • 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 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.…

  • 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…