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Nov
30
2016

Should Pets Get Titers or Vaccinations?

With the long time controversy of human vaccines and autism, it is not hard to see how pet parents have the same hesitations or fears of vaccinating their pets. Although autism is not the concern in dogs and cats, side effects like neurologic problems, anaphylaxis, hair loss, immune mediated diseases,

Nov
17
2016

Fighting Antibiotic Resistance in Pets and People

November 14-20 is the annual Get Smart About Antibiotics week, endorsed by the Center for Disease Control. During this time, the CDC brings fourth the issue of antimicrobial/antibiotic resistance and ways to help combat the ever-growing problem.

Nov
09
2016

Making Sense of Types of Alternative Medicine for Pets

Every day we hear the words "natural", organic, and holistic being used by companies trying to selling their goods. This in turn, has prompted many people to seek alternative medical treatments and natural products for themselves and their pets. There are many safe medical "alternative" treatments available to your beloved companions, but to start understanding what some of these treatments are, we must first start with an understanding of the terms holistic, homeopathic and integrative.

Oct
12
2016

Pets Save Lives

Animals and humans have had a special bond for centuries; in fact, they have had a close bond dating back nearly 10,000 years. Dogs, in particular, have been with humans (also called. domesticated) for more than 12,000 years. Now, researchers are explaining all the health benefits that pets are associated with, including allergies, blood pressure, stress, and even the length of life.

Sep
27
2016

Yearly Exams or Just Vaccines?

In almost all consumer markets, people price shop for the best deals they can find.  We understand. Saving money is especially important in today's economy.  Often we don't think about price shopping when it comes to our own health care, but this practice is quite common amongst pet owners. And while it is important for veterinary clinics to have competitive prices for what are called "shop-able services," it is also important for pet owners to understand the value of many of these services and why they are necessary.

Sep
14
2016

Dogs Drinking from Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

While most pet owners wouldn’t think it is dangerous if their dog takes a few laps from a natural body of water, it can actually be harmful to your pet! Unfortunately, the water in our environment can house various organisms and chemicals, putting your dog – and potentially you – at risk.

Sep
07
2016

Pet Pain Awareness and Management

September was chosen by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management to celebrate Animal Pain Awareness. The selection of September harmonizes with human medicine's Pain Awareness Month. What a great reason to take the time to understand what pain is, and how it affects our furry family members!  

Jun
07
2016

Celebrating Pet Appreciation Week

This week, June 5 – 11, 2016, is National Pet Appreciation Week.  As we do all we can, and should every day of the year, to show our pets how much we appreciate them, I can’t help but remember the first pet I had as an adult out on my own.  
 

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