Is your cat happy?

Every pet owner strives to keep their furry family member content. If your cat has been acting funny and you’re wondering if there’s something going on, here are some signs to look for that may confirm your feline friend is not happy. If your cat is constantly hiding, it could mean that they don’t feel…

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Nail clipping for your cats

While is may not be your cat’s favorite activity — or yours, for that matter — clipping their nails is important for your cat’s overall health. Although it may seem daunting, there are some tips to make it a bit easier, and we’re here to help. Veterinarians recommend clipping your cat’s nails every 10-14 days to…

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How long can your cat be left alone?

Are you traveling this holiday season? Sure, cats may have a reputation for being able to take care of themselves for long periods of time, but if you’re going away for the weekend, is it OK to just leave them home? How long can you really leave a cat unattended? We’re here to help.  It’s…

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Cat-proof your Christmas tree!

As you begin your holiday decorating, we know some of you will be dealing with the annoyance of keeping your cat from wrecking – or completely knocking down, your beautiful Christmas tree. You want your cat to be able to enjoy the Christmas season with you, but you also want your breakable ornaments to remain…

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Is your dog warm enough?

Winter is nearly here, and now that we’ve had the first snowfall of the season, you need to ask yourself, is your dog warm enough? Your kids have a coat when they go outside, but does your dog need one too? To answer this question, first consider your dog’s breed, and thus, their built-in coat.…

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Fun facts about cats!

Cats are missing a sweet tooth That’s right! Cats can’t taste sweets and sugars at all, and if given them, they’ll avoid them. while dogs can taste some sugars and go nuts for them, cats prefer meat flavored treats. This is why you never see fruit flavored cat treats, despite there being a lot of…

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Fun facts about dogs!

Just for fun, we have compiled a list of fun facts about dogs that you probably don’t know!  1. Dogs have 18 muscles in each ear.  2. Dogs have a sense of time and can predict future events, such as regular walk times  3. The average dog is about as smart as a human two-year-old;…

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Control the sheds!

If hair in the house is a constant struggle for you, you are not alone. Luckily, we’re here to help. Although some dog breeds simply shed more than others, there are some tips you can try to keep shedding to a minimum.  The first defense toward shedding is a proper diet. A balanced diet that…

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How to handle a skunked dog

If you’re a dog owner with a yard, the chances of your dog getting curious about a skunk sometime in its lifetime is pretty high. Dogs are naturally curious, so if they see a skunk while out doing their business, they’re going to want to say hi, whether the skunk wants them to or not.…

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How to treat a bee sting

Just like humans, animals can react in different ways after being stung by a bee. And while it is usually not life threatening, it is good to know how to distinguish the difference between an itchy lump and a need to go to the emergency veterinarian.  After a pet is stung, reactions can take place…

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Boost your pet’s immune system

Flu season is upon us. Make sure your pup is covered this year, too. Check out our helpful tips. 1. First thing’s first – water, water, and more water. Keeping your pup hydrated is the absolute best way to boost its immune system. Water flushes out toxins from the body, as well as aids all…

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