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September 08, 2015

Pet Insurance: What, Why & Costs

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What is Pet Insurance?

Tags: Cats, Dogs, Pet Health, Uncategorized

August 30, 2015

Dog Vaccines 101

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As a dog owner, you hear a lot about vaccinations and how your four-legged friend has to have them. But what are vaccinations? And what vaccinations should your dog have?

Tags: Dogs, Pet Health, Uncategorized

August 24, 2015

Cat Vaccines 101

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According the 2013 American Association of Feline Practitioners Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel, vaccines for cats can be divided into those that are essential (core) vaccines and those that are noncore but may be recommended based on risk of exposure.

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August 17, 2015

What To Expect During An Annual Exam

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An annual examination is an important part of total care for your pet. Your pet ages at a much faster rate than the average human. So, a year in a dog’s or a cat’s life is equivalent to about 3-8 years in a human life, depending on the breed.

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August 07, 2015

Making Bordetella Vaccines Easier on Pets AND Owners

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Let’s face it–going to the veterinarian to receive vaccinations not always fun. Your pet doesn’t like the injection and will squirm, the technician may not be able to properly assist in keeping your pet still, you have to come back for another dose in a few weeks, and it might not be effective for several weeks.

Tags: Pet Health, Pet Safety, Uncategorized

August 05, 2015

What is Rabies? And Why is Vaccination Important?

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Rabies: what is it, and why is vaccination important

Tags: Cats, Dogs, Pet Health, Pet Safety

July 31, 2015

Have you hugged a mutt today?

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July 31st is National Mutt Day, a day dedicated to celebrating mixed breed dogs! As anyone who has ever owned a mutt can tell you, these guys have just as much to offer an any purebred dog and can take on a variety of important jobs such as therapy dogs, bomb-sniffing dogs, and guide dogs.

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July 15, 2015

July 15th: National Pet Fire Safety Day

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Did you know that pets can often be involved in unintentionally starting a house fire? As a knowledgeable and proactive pet parent, here are some things to keep in mind to keep your home and your family safe.

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June 25, 2015

All About Heatstroke in Pets

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Summer is here, which means it’s about to get HOT, HOT, HOT! As we start to plan the ways we’re going to beat the heat this season, let’s not forget about our four-legged family members.

Tags: Pet Safety

June 22, 2015

Thunderstorm phobia: Tips to help your dog before and during a thunderstorm

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Is your dog afraid of thunderstorms? It is not uncommon for dogs to be afraid of thunderstorms (or any loud noises from above) but their reaction to these noises can range from merely being nervous and shaky to chewing through drywall or breaking through windows. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix but there are some things you can do at home to help.

Tags: Dogs, Pet Safety, Uncategorized

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