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    The Vampire Within: Hookworm Infection

    Feb 06 2015

    Among the many kinds of parasites that dogs and cats can be infected with, hookworms are one of the most dangerous because of the silent and insidious nature of the…

  • February Pet Of The Month Is Oliver!

    Feb 03 2015

    Oliver, known affectionately as Ollie, Bad One, and The Cutest Rotten Cat In The World, just turned two years old.  Picked up as a stray, he ended up at the…

  • Gas And The Embarassing Dog: 8 Causes Of Flatulence In Your Canine Friend

    Jan 30 2015

    Gas happens. It’s an undeniable fact of life.  But it’s embarrassing when your dog is the one with the problem and chooses to be aromatic when you have a house…

  • 4 Plants To Grow For Your Cat (And 4 To Avoid)

    Jan 26 2015

    Spring will be here soon and the gardening catalogs are already arriving in the mail.  If you are a gardener and have cats that spend time with you outdoors, you…

  • A Tale Of Two Kitties or How To Feed Your Cats When One Is On A Diet

    Jan 23 2015

    Little Boy and Fat Man were adopted together from a shelter and right away became the best of friends.  Adopted as adult cats, their names describe them perfectly. Little Boy is a…

  • Do I Need To Declaw My Cat?

    Jan 19 2015

    A frequent question from owners of kittens is, “When does he get declawed?”  New cat owners often assume that a cat that will be strictly indoors should automatically be declawed.…

  • January Pet Of The Month Is Charlie!

    Jan 01 2015

    Charlie is a 14-month-old brindle Boston Terrier.  He enjoys ice cubes, pop corn, fetch in the dog park and torturing Sweet Pea the cat. Charlie was an absolutely adorable puppy…

  • Is It Time To See A Specialist?

    Dec 22 2014

    If you’ve been sick or injured recently, you have probably noticed how specialized human medicine has become.  Patient care is a group effort between doctors specifically trained for one purpose.…

  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Giardia (And Some Stuff You Didn’t!)

    Dec 19 2014

    Part of your pet’s annual wellness visit includes a stool check done at the lab.  This test looks for the presence of intestinal parasites such as roundworms or whipworms, using…

  • How To Pet Proof Your Holidays

    Dec 15 2014

    It’s a festive time of year and chances are you’ve been busy shopping and decorating and baking.  As enjoyable as the holidays can be for people, it’s also a time…