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Debarking and De-vocalization Myths and Facts

Debarking has always been a controversial topic. There is a movement all over the country headed by animal rights advocates to outlaw the practice of debarking dogs. That’s why I will explain some of the debarking and de-vocalization myths and facts.  Debarking and De-vocalization Myths and Facts To start off, I don’t see the issue … Read more

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Are Anesthesia Free Dental Cleanings Safe?

Many pet owners have heard of anesthesia free dental cleanings, however – is it safe and effective? The principles of good oral hygiene and dental health are the same for dogs and cats as it is for people, however there are some major differences. Our teeth are scaled by a dentist or hygienist. We open … Read more

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What Does It Mean to Be AAHA Accredited

What Does it Mean to be AAHA Accredited? Why is it important that your veterinarian is accredited? Should you be taking your pet to an AAHA accredited practice? You may or may not be taking your pet to an AAHA accredited veterinary practice, though it’s worth thinking about.  We’ll gladly inform you of all there … Read more

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Stages of Periodontal Disease in Pets

Periodontal disease in pets is characterized by pain, bacteria, and infection. Grade 1 – RED GUMS: Low grade pain…like a constant headache. This is gingivitis. Red gum line, even though teeth appear clean. Bad breath. Grade 2 – RED AND SWOLLEN GUMS: Pain is chronic. Inflammation and swelling of the gums. Bacteria enters the blood … Read more

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Why is My Pet Scratching?

It may sound silly, but pets scratch because they’re itching. The most common cause of itching and scratching in pets is allergies. Pet allergies can be food related or environment related. Food allergies in pets include allergies to gluten, wheat, corn and other grains. Food allergies can be related to some meat protein source as … Read more

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What To Do if Your Pet is Vomiting

The sound and sight of a sick pet is understandably worrying, and it can be easy to panic. Vomiting always seems like one of the worst parts of your beloved animal being unwell, particularly as your pet is unable to tell you exactly what is going on with him. Knowing what to do in this … Read more

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What is the Best Diet for Pets with Dental Problems?

The importance of good dental care has only recently become a commonly accepted facet of pet care. However, looking after our pet’s teeth can help her live a long, happy life. Common dental problems experienced by pets include excessive plaque and tartar on the teeth, gum conditions including periodontal disease, tooth-root abscesses and infections. When … Read more

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Saving Your Pet from an Itchy Problem: Fleas

Every parent to a furry pet knows how much of a nuisance fleas can be. At best your pets become itchy and skittish, at worst they become miserable and lethargic. And just like ticks, fleas can be a vector for disease for your pets, or even for you! Fleas can be partly responsible for roundworms … Read more

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Pet Skin And Allergy Care

It is easy to get distracted by the health and condition of your pet’s coat, but forget about the importance of the wellbeing of the skin underneath. It may surprise you to know that, although often covered in hair, your pet’s skin is probably just as sensitive as your own. Our skin is prone to … Read more

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Parasite Prevention and Control for Pets

Parasite infestations are an extremely common part of animal ownership. The term parasite is used to describe an organism that lives either inside or on the skin of another organism. In the case for pets, parasites benefit by taking its nutrients from its host. There are many different types of parasite, and each will affect … Read more

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