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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 going into more detail about this topic. The series will begin with this introduction, followed by blogs with further details about why immunizations are important for your pets, what vaccinations your dog or cat needs, and finally the benefits and risks of immunizations. Read on to learn more about why vaccinating your pets is an important part of their care! What are vaccines? Vaccines are designed to generate an immune response...

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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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02 Apr Dog Bites Can Be Prevented

According to the CDC (data collected in the USA between 2001-2003)  350,000 dog bite victims are seen in emergency rooms, and approximately 850,000 victims receive medical attention.  In the last year 39 dog fatalities happened in the US.  However, dog bites can be prevented.  Whether you own a dog or have children, here are some tips to keep everyone safer. Teach You Children Basic Dog Safety! Never approach an unfamiliar dog, especially one who's tied or confined behind a fence or a car. Never turn your back and  run away from...

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