Choosing the Right Pet
May01

Choosing the Right Pet

It’s a big deal when you make the decision to welcome a new pet into your home. There are several factors to take into consideration, besides simply figuring out what type of pet you’ll choose. Take your time to evaluate the various options you have, as well as the following things that new pet owners often overlook. Finances Owning a new pet increases your monthly expenses, even to a small extent. You have to obtain a place for your...

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Weight Management for Pets
Feb14

Weight Management for Pets

What should a dog or cat owner look for to find out if their pet is overweight, or even underweight? According to a survey of veterinarians in the United States, it’s estimated that about half of all dogs and nearly 60% of cats are overweight! When an animal isn’t the right weight, it opens up the possibility of serious health problems. Fortunately, weight management is something that can be taken care of with proper diet and regular...

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Tips for New Pet Owners
Jan10

Tips for New Pet Owners

Did you receive a new pet over the holidays? If you were one of the lucky people to receive a new member to your family over the holidays, congratulations! Now that you’re responsible for a new furry loved one, what do you do? When anyone – a pet or a person, is getting used to a new home, there will be an adjustment period. We hope that the following will help provide you with some good things to remember when helping a new pet...

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Help Your Vet Diagnose Your Pet
Dec20

Help Your Vet Diagnose Your Pet

It can be unsettling when your pet isn’t acting like their usual, happy self. Before running off to the Internet to attempt to diagnose what may be happening with your dog or cat, there are several things that you can do to help us determine what may be troubling them. Importance of Keeping a Timeline You’ll want to take as many relevant notes that you can. Get out a pad of paper or notebook and be prepared to take some notes with...

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Hurricane Preparedness for Pets
Oct02

Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

The news over the last couple of weeks has been full of stories related to Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston, and Hurricane Irma that hit our state. We thought that instead of waiting for the next hurricane to come around, it would be an appropriate time to give pet owners some tips they could implement in order to best protect their pets in preparation for a hurricane or severe storm. First, make sure that when you are putting...

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Dental Care for Dogs

Did you know that dental care is just as important for dogs as it is for men and women like us? By about 7 months old, most puppies will have a mouth full of their permanent teeth. This means that it’s vital for owners to be sure to do everything they can to start taking care of their pup’s teeth from an early age. Animal researchers claim that roughly 80% of dogs have some form of dental disease by the time they reach age 3, but your...

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Vaccines for Your Dogs and Cats
Aug14

Vaccines for Your Dogs and Cats

Having your dog or cat vaccinated is one of the most vital things that you can do as a pet owner to ensure their long-term health. Both cats and dogs can be exposed to illnesses from flea or tick bites, and other environmental factors, so it’s important that we help build the immune system of our furry loved ones before they become ill. Since pets often don’t show any signs of being ill until their sickness is advanced, it’s important...

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