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  • Heartworm Prevention is a Year Round Prevention.
    If you’ve been to a veterinarian’s office, chances are you’ve seen the photos on the wall of worms growing from the heart of a dog or cat. Although these images Read more
  • November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month
    What is diabetes?According to Cornell University, diabetes is a complex and common disease where the body either:doesn’t produce insulin (type I diabetes) ordoesn’t properly use insulin (type II diabetes)Insulin is Read more
  • How Can I Keep My Cat From Scratching Furniture?
    How Can I Keep My Cat From Scratching Furniture?SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 BY: THE PAWS AND EFFECT GANG8 COMMENTSScratching is a natural behavior for cats and serves several important purposes. Dear Most Esteemed and Read more
  • Is your dog suffering from fall allergens?
    In the autumn, falling leaves and dried-out weeds release clouds of irritating particulate matter into the air, right where your dog is waiting to inhale them. As pets move indoors Read more
  • September is Pet Insurance Month
    Pet owners are spending more on health care for their furry friends than ever before. It’s estimated that Americans will spend $12.2 billion on veterinary care this year, up from Read more
  • Fleas?? Ughh!
    Question: What is the life and life cycle of the flea, & why is flea control so difficult?Fleas. They make pets' lives miserable, and humans begin to itch just at the Read more
  • July Heat increases the risk of Heat Stroke
    Heatstroke (Hyperthermia)Heatstroke occurs when normal body mechanisms cannot keep the body's temperature in a safe range. Animals do not have efficient cooling systems (like humans who sweat) and get overheated Read more
  • Pets and Heartworm
    Is your pet on heartworm preventative? It’s important that your pets—whether they live indoors or outdoors—are protected year round from the threat of heartworm. Because heartworm disease is passed by Read more
  • Sago Palm Toxicity
    ~~SAGO PALM TOXICITY: Something preventable, that we treat far too often!ALL parts of this plant are toxic, including the leaves, trunk, roots, and seeds. The primary toxic agent of the Read more
  • Heat Stroke Signs and Symptoms
    Heat Stroke and Hyperthermia in DogsIncreased Body Temperature and Heat Stroke in DogsHyperthermia is an elevation in body temperature that is above the generally accepted normal range. Although normal values Read more
  • June is National Pet Preparedness Month
    ~June is National Pet Preparedness Month TOP TEN ITEMS FOR A PET PREPAREDNESS KITAre you preppared?    Food (your pet's regular food)    Water    Leash and collar    Bowl(s)    Photo of your pet/ID and Read more
  • Your partner or your pet?
    ~If you're the one in five who prefers their pet to their partner, here's how to create a perfect pet friendly home for all   Research for National Pet Month reveals that Read more
  • What is heartworm disease?
    What is heartworm disease?Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long Read more
  • Easter Safety Tips
    ~~Here are 8 safety tips for pets around the Easter holidays.1: Say No to Easter GrassEaster grass can make a basket really pretty but it’s irresistible for dogs and cats. Read more
  • Microchip March
    ~~Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your Read more
  • Dog Allergies
    Dog AllergiesUnderstanding Dog AllergiesAs a dog owner, you need to be aware of dog allergies. We aren’t referring to a situation where a person is allergic to a dog’s dander Read more

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