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02 Feb 10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Pets

  What's not to LOVE!!!   The human animal b0nd is something that is so special.  They love us unconditionally, and sometimes just their presence is all we need to calm us down after a hard day.  So on this Valentine's Day, why not do something extra special for your fur babies. Here are 10 suggestions on how you can show them some extra love. Dogs love walks!!  Take them on an extra long walk or take them to a nature preserve and enjoy the view together. We all know that you are...

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02 Dec Poisonous Plants and Your Pet

If you suspect that your pet has ingested a toxic substance, contact your veterinarian or poison control immediately. 24/7 Animal Poison Control Center 855-764-7661 $49 USD per incident fee applies         With the holidays in full swing here are a few tips to keep in mind when decorating with holiday plants.  Juniper, holly and mistletoe  are all toxic to your pets, poinsettias are mildly toxic to your cats and dogs, but care should also be taken to keep them away from them.   Always be aware of the location of your plants in your...

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01 Dec Finding a New Pet

With the holidays fast-approaching, your family might be considering a pet as a Christmas gift this season. There are many deserving pets out there who love to have a “furr-ever” home. The important thing to remember, though, is the long term commitment to owning a pet. Consider the following from our IVMA summer intern and 2nd year veterinary student, Ashley Mealey. When I first walked into a shelter I was overwhelmed. Maybe it was the loudness that overcame me or perhaps it was the flood of emotions that I felt. As...

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25 Oct Tips on how you can make Halloween safer for your pets

  With Halloween just around the corner, here are a few suggestions on how you can make this spooky holiday safe for everyone! Never Feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate, raisins or xylitol ( a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum). Some costumes contain batteries which are also a danger for pets if ingested,  so make sure to keep them away from your animals. Make sure your pet is properly identified either with a microchip or collar and ID tag. Always keep lit candles...

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01 Jun Taking the Stress Out of Fireworks

Bing, Bang, Boom! It’s that time of year again. That’s right-FIREWORKS! July comes in with an explosion of dazzling lights that is sure to bring out your Patriotic spirit as well as that twinkle in your eye. Now, go ahead, cue the ooh’s and aww’s. But it’s no secret, dogs HATE fireworks-well at least some dogs anyways. Yet, if you are the owner of one of those “some,” then you have experienced the shaking, panting, puddle that was once your best friend.   But what in the world can you do? Here is...

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