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Get Your Pet Fixed: the Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

The sad reality is that there are many cats and dogs without a place to call home. And part of being a responsible pet owner is ensuring that your pet won’t contribute to overpopulation. As Bob Barker always says, “Have your pet spayed or neutered!”

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Maintaining Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Pet

When you think of your own dental care routine you probably would include brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Taking care of your pet's teeth is no different – but it’s doubtful you can even think of a time when you flossed your pet's teeth! In the wild, a wolf would get his teeth cleaned during a meal by chewing on dense bones. However domestic pets don't get the same cleaning from eating a bowl of kibble. Hence they need regular dental check ups to ensure their teeth stay healthy.

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Grooming: The Wellness Exam that Looks Great too

Keeping your pet up to date on vaccines and attending a yearly wellness exam are great ways to ensure yours is a healthy, happy companion. Though pet owners often overlook the importance and health benefits of a well-groomed pet. Not only does grooming offer health benefits, it can also be a great opportunity for increased socialization. Below, we examine just a few of the benefits to having a well groomed animal.

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Summer Safety Tips For Dogs

Summer comes with its own set of concerns for people and animals alike, but it can be difficult to determine the warning signs of heat problems in dogs. Before you decide to go on that next long walk, take your dog to the park, or on a run, keep the following summer safety tips in mind before you head out.

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Pet Oral Care Matters

Often when people think of caring for their pets, things like vaccines, heartworm medication, grooming, and exercise come to mind. However there is one key aspect of pet health that many pet owners overlook: pet oral care.

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Why Your Dog Needs Heartworm Treatment

If you are a dog owner, you've no doubt heard about heartworm. If you're wondering whether you should worry about it, the answer is yes. Heartworm is one of the most common and deadly diseases that afflicts dogs. It is very important that you both take your dog in for regular exams and that you give preventative treatment to the animal. To learn more, read on.

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Spaying and Neutering Does More Than Prevent Unwanted Litters

Most pet owners agree that having the simple operations that keep them from reproducing, is the responsible thing to do in terms of controlling animal populations. But what’s less well understood is that spaying (for females) and neutering (for males) also dramatically decreases their chances of developing serious, life-threatening diseases.

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The Season for Ticks

With spring and summer fast approaching most people are taking advantage of the warmer weather to walk their dog outside. Unfortunately, with the nice weather also comes ticks. These are small insects that will attach to animals and people alike. Not only are ticks a nuisance insect, but they are carriers of the dangerous Lyme disease which can be harmful and even fatal to people and animals.

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3 Tips for Integrating Technology into Your Pet Care

Technology has hit almost every sector of the economy, and the convenience and immediacy that can be found on all of our devices has changed how we feel about goods and services — even pet care. Now practically everything you need can be found across a variety of websites, and mobile applications. See how you can incorporate your smartphone or tablet to make your cat or dog's life just a little bit better.

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Diagnostic Laboratory Testing

Diagnostic lab tests are an important tool in characterizing many different types of conditions and diseases for your sick or injured pet. We have an in-house laboratory that allows us to measure many lab values and get diagnostic results in minutes for pre-surgery or an emergency situation. We also use a centralized reference lab for more extensive diagnostic testing that we may not perform in our in-house lab.

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