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14 Aug Immunization Series Part 4

What are the benefits and risks of immunization? Immunization is an important part of keeping your pet healthy and safe from infectious diseases. Vaccinations continue to evolve through research and development to increase their effectiveness and safety. While there are some risks to vaccination just like any other medical procedure or treatment, they are very uncommon and are often mild reactions. Read on to learn more about the breakdown of risks versus benefits of immunization. Immunization Risks Some pets may experience mild side effects after being vaccinated, these should be closely monitored...

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06 Jul Immunization Series Part 1

August is Immunization Awareness Month, and to celebrate we would like to introduce the first blog in a four-part series providing more detail about immunizations for your pets. The series will begin with this introduction, followed by blogs with further details about how vaccines work and why immunizations are important for your pets, what vaccinations your dog or cat needs, and finally the benefits and risks of immunizations. Read further to learn more about why vaccinating your pets is an important part of their wellness! What are vaccines? Vaccines are a...

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06 Jul July 15th – Pet Fire Safety Day!

As we approach the middle of July and summer activities are underway, many of us are doing whatever we can to enjoy the beautiful weather with our pets. While the pool, cold drinks, and relaxing may be on your mind, let’s dedicate a few moments to our pets by recognizing Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15th. Originally sponsored by ADT Security Services and The American Kennel Club (AKC), the purpose of this day is to shed light on ways that our pets can start home fires accidentally, and teach...

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06 Jul July 6th – World Zoonoses Day!

July 6th, 2018 happens to be National Air Traffic Control Day, International Kissing Day, National Fried Chicken Day, among other things, but notably it is also World Zoonoses Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about diseases that have the potential to spread from animals to people. Read on to learn more about zoonotic diseases! What are zoonotic diseases and why are they important? Zoonotic diseases are disease that can be spread from animals to humans. These diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other organisms. It...

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02 Apr Kids & Pets

  Most of us have childhood memories that include our favorite family pets.  In my case, it was a cat named Tigressa, a French Lop rabbit named Thumper ( who weighed 25 pounds), ducks named Fluffy and Sunshine, Guinea pigs and countless fish and birds.  I have so many fond memories;  my sisters and I dressing up our cat, rabbit and guinea pigs, trying to teach our parrot to speak, and the countless hours we tried to teach the cat to fetch.  We were determined!  In retrospect, those memories make me...

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