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    Constant Vigilance: Fall Flea And Tick Prevention

    Aug 22 2014

    School starts next week and in no time, we will all be putting away our summer clothing and winding down the gardening activities in favor of leaf sweeping and football. …

  • How To Take Better Pet Photographs

    Aug 18 2014

    Rambo, our office cat, is well known for being a bit of a grouch.  So when he starts to do something cute or funny, invariably we all reach for our…

  • Ask The Vet: Food Allergies

    Aug 15 2014

    Q: My pet has a food allergy and has been maintained on a limited ingredient diet for two years.  This week, she started scratching at her head and belly again…

  • Banjo Is August Pet Of The Month!

    Aug 11 2014

    Meet Banjo! Banjo is a ten year old lab mix, originally adopted at a year and a half from Tails of Hope. Banjo’s mom says she doesn’t think Banjo knows…

  • Top Ten Pet Emergencies

    Aug 08 2014

    It’s the middle of the night and your pet is acting funny. Is it an emergency? Or is it okay to wait until morning? Here are the top ten emergencies…

  • Ask The Vet: Running With Puppies

    Aug 04 2014

    Q: I’m a runner and I just adopted a lab puppy.  I would like to start exercising with her, but I’m worried about keeping her joints and muscles healthy.  Do…

  • Five Methods For Cat And Dog Dental Care

    Aug 01 2014

    According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of pets develop periodontal disease by age 3.  Gingivitis, the less severe form of dental disease, develops when bacteria in the mouth…

  • Lyme Disease In City Dogs

    Jul 28 2014

    Part of an annual wellness visit for dogs is a blood test that screens for heartworm disease (spread by mosquitoes) and three tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease.  Of the three…

  • The Importance Of Yearly Fecal Testing

    Jul 24 2014

    Part of the yearly wellness visit for a cat or dog includes sending a stool sample to the lab to test for intestinal parasites.  On average, about one third of…

  • Ask The Vet: MRSA And MRSI Infections In Dogs

    Jul 21 2014

    Q: My dog was just diagnosed with a MRSA ear infection.  Should I be worried about catching it from my dog? A: It depends on exactly what kind of infection your…