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Vets are “Essential” (COVID Update)

In order to keep in line with Governor DeWine’s orders, and for the continued safety of our clients and staff ::: We now RECOMMEND everyone entering the building to wear some type of face mask or shield. A 6 foot distance from others will need to be maintained while inside (as much as possible) Limit…

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Socializing Your Pet

By April 13, 2017 0 Comments

What is Socialization? Socialization is the process of preparing your dog or cat to enjoy interactions and be comfortable with other animals, people, places and activities. Ideally, socialization should begin during the “sensitive period” which is between 3 and 14 weeks of age for puppies, and 3 and 9 weeks of age for kittens. Advice…

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Is my pet an appropriate weight?

By July 31, 2016 0 Comments

Obesity in domesticated animals, like people, has become an epidemic. Often owners do not even realize that their animal may be overweight. Obesity can have multiple negative effects on your pet: Obesity shortens your pet’s lifespan. It predisposes them to diseases such as diabetes. Overweight animals are more likely to develop orthopedic injuries such as ACL tears….

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Beat the Heat – keeping your dog safe this summer

By July 12, 2016 0 Comments

Heat stroke is no joke! [Kelsie Gerber] I’ve been working at an emergency animal hospital in Charlotte, NC. The summers can be hot, hot, hot down south – posing an extra threat to pets. And with the increase in temperatures and humidity comes an increase in hospitalized animals. I wanted to share a great article written…

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5 Facts About Heartworm Disease

The American Heartworm Society (AHS) recommends annual heartworm testing and year-round heartworm prevention. Here are five reasons why: 1: More than a million pets in the U.S. have heartworm disease. A look at the AHS heartworm incidence map* reveals that in most veterinary clinics in the U.S., a minimum of 1-5 heartworm cases per clinic…

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Chocolate and other Easter Hazards

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April Showers bring May Flowers. And the Easter Bunny brings lots of Chocolate! But with the holidays always comes additional hazards to your pets. Here are the top four toxins the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center reports around Easter-time. Chocolate The APCC averages 37 calls A DAY regarding pet’s eating chocolate. So make sure the Cadburry eggs…

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Pet Vaccines 101

Throughout their lives, your pets will likely be exposed to several infectious diseases that can cause severe illness or even death. Prevent infection through vaccination! For Dogs: Vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines. Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog’s exposure risk. These include vaccines against Bordetella…

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Flea Myths!

By February 25, 2016 0 Comments
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We’ve all heard a few myths in regards to fleas. Here are just a few put to rest: Myth: If your pet has fleas you’ll always be able to spot them. Truth: Fleas are fast and don’t want to be spotted, so even a thorough search can overlook them. And all it takes is a…

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Dog Park Etiquette

By February 25, 2016 0 Comments

Dogs, like people, need exercise and socialization. Taking them to the dog park is a great way to give them both. But before you take Fido, there are a few etiquette tips to keep in mind… Consider Your Dog’s Disposition Before you take your dog to the dog park, be sure he can handle it….

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Allergy Awareness Month

  Did you know your Pets get Allergies too?! May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month for our furry little (or not so little) friends. When people breathe in allergens such as pollen, they typically get hay fever.  When pets breathe in these allergens, instead of a stuffy nose or runny eyes, they get a…

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Canine Influenza: What you need to know

Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) in the U.S. is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It  is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs through direct contact, nasal secretions (through coughing and sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and…

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