What Pet Owners Should Know About Vaccinations

1 September 2023
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As a responsible pet owner, ensuring the health and well-being of your furry companions is of utmost importance. One crucial aspect of pet care is vaccinations. Vaccinations protect your pets from harmful diseases, but questions often arise regarding when to start vaccinating, the necessity for indoor-only pets, individual vaccination schedules for multiple pets, and whether puppies or kittens require annual boosters.  When Should You Start Vaccinating Your Pet? Determining when to start vaccinating your pet depends on their age. Read More 

Eye Discharges In Dogs: Why Is Your Canine Crying?

20 April 2023
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There's some debate about the range of emotions that a dog is able to experience. Perhaps dogs don't get trapped in the complex, existential types of emotions that humans can feel, but the base emotions are all there: happiness, love, fear, and more. You might even look at your dog one day and feel touched—your dog is so overwhelmed with emotion that they seem to be crying. And then you realize that a dog's ocular discharge is a physical reaction instead of an emotional one—and some discharges are warning signs that shouldn't be ignored. Read More 

How To Prepare For An At-Home Pet Euthanasia

28 December 2022
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When it comes time for your veterinarian to euthanize your pet, you'll need to decide whether you want this appointment to take place at your local animal clinic or in your home. There are benefits to each environment, but many families feel that the familiar surroundings and privacy of home can be good for both them and their pets. Many veterinarians perform at-home euthanasia appointments, so you can contact the clinic and set up a date and time. Read More 

Indicators That Your Dog Has Had A Poison Ivy Encounter

26 September 2022
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If you live in a rural area or you visit a hiking area or campground with your pet dog, there's a chance that the animal could come into contact with poison ivy. While keeping the dog away from this plant is always your best bet, an off-leash dog could easily run through a poison ivy patch and end up with the plant's oil on its fur and skin. Like humans, dogs can have mild reactions to poison ivy that go away on their own. Read More 

What Is Parvovirus And What Can You Do About It?

8 December 2020
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Parvovirus is a disease that affects dogs, usually puppies that are young in age and haven't been vaccinated against the disease. This virus affects the stomach and intestinal area and can cause all types of health issues for your dog, and if not treated properly, can end in death for your dog. This virus can live in other canines, or on objects, and be transferred from one dog to another very easily. Read More