7 Questions Vets Wish You’d Ask Them About Your Pet

Rachel Grumman Bender, March 10, 2015 Make the most of your next visit to the veterinarian. When you bring your dog or cat to the vet, chances are both you and your pet, who is likely shaking like a leaf, want to get in and out of there as quickly as possible. But in the rush,…

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Screening tests for pets uncover hidden conditions early

Feb 24, 2015 by Dr. Rebecca Ruch-Gallie Some dogs bury bones, while some cats squirrel away socks. But that’s not all our pets can hide; they often hide illness quite well. From an evolutionary perspective, showing illness or weakness can be detrimental, so over time animals instinctively have hidden illness. Veterinarians are trained to pick…

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Vaccination (FAQ)

Q:   What are vaccines? A: Vaccines are health products that trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Today, a variety of vaccines are available for use by veterinarians. Q: Is it…

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Is Ebola a Risk for My Pets?

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Protect Your Pet From Hearworm Disease, The American Heartworm Society

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Heartworm Disease is on the Rise

In spite of effective heartworm preventatives available, heartworm disease has been increasing in incidence, and spreading to new areas of the United States Every three years, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) gathers data on heartworm testing to understand the impact heartworm is having nationwide, as well as in specific regions. Testing data from thousands of…

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Boarding your dog

Though it’s never easy to leave your dog behind, sometimes it’s the best decision for them. If you take the time to do a little research, you can find a high quality boarding facility that you can feel confident about. Start by asking your AAHA-accredited veterinarian if they have a boarding facility they recommend, or…

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How to Choose a Dog Trainer

It is advised that dog owners call, interview, and ideally observe a trainer prior to hiring them.  If the trainer you are considering using falls into any of these categories, you should pick another trainer. 1.The equipment recommended for basic obedience includes or is focused on choke collars, prong collars, or shock collars. 2. Trainers…

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Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results. We can help you keep your pets…

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Facts: Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children. Children are, by far, the most common victims…

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