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Pet Obesity

Pet Obesity   Chubby pets are often considered adorable, but the implications of their extra weight are not as sweet. With our furry loved ones, even just a few extra pounds of weight gain can have serious health implications. Excess weight can increase the risk of...

Tips for Pet Training

Pet Training Tips   Training your pet can be frustrating, but it is important for your pet, and can be very rewarding! Basic training will help your pet learn what is expected of them, and can improve their bond with you.  We have put together some tips to help you...

Tips for Pet Pilling

Tips for Administering Pet Medication   Our furry friend just don’t understand that the medications we are trying to give them is to help them feel better! It can be quite the challenge to get your feisty feline to swallow a pill, or wrestle a rambunctious canine to...

Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonotic Diseases in Cats       Many diseases are species specific.  That means that in general, you won’t share an illness with your pet.  Some diseases, however, are zoonotic. That means that they cross species barriers – they are things that you can catch from your...

Adopting pets from Shelter

Adopting from an Animal Shelter: Here are some things to consider   When considering adding a new furry addition to your family, adoption is a great option! Overpopulation is a persistent issue many shelters are challenged with, and one of the best ways you can help...

Antibiotics and Your Pet

Antibiotics and Your Pet: What You Need to Know     Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in human medicine. But did you know that antibiotic resistance is also a rising issue in animal medicine? While the subject is often discussed with food producing animals,...

Does My Cat Love Me

Does My Cat Love Me?     Often times, cats get a bad rep. They are often stereotypically portrayed as aloof, volatile, apathetic residents of the home. However, our feline friends are just misunderstood. Although they may not display affection and admiration as...

Cat Declawing Alternatives

Cat Declawing Alternatives One of the most controversial pet surgeries is cat declawing.  It used to be commonplace, but now there are veterinarians who no longer offer the surgery.  What is declawing?  Declawing is the surgical removal of the toenail, including...

Cannabis and Pets

Cannabis and Your Pets Cannabis legalization has had significant consequences politically and socially, but often overlooked is the implications for our pets. While CBD products are now being marketed to our pets as a natural remedy for certain conditions such as...

Fleas infestation

How to Protect Your Pet from Fleas?       What are fleas? Fleas are small, parasitic insects that feed on blood from mammals and birds. Adult fleas typically feed several times a day, through biting their host. There are over 2000 flea species globally, however the...