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10 Sep Disaster Preparedness, Are You Prepared?

It's easy to think that the worst things in life will happen to others and not us.  The truth is that natural disasters can strike anywhere at any time. Whether it is a tornado, severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, flooding, or earthquakes, natural disasters can impact anyone.  Are you prepared? If a natural disaster were to strike today would you have enough food and water for your family and your pets?  It's always better to be prepared and not need it, than to be in a situation where you are without the basics. So, how...

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26 Jul August is Immunization Awareness Month!

There has been a lot of debate regarding whether vaccinations are safe for both people and their pets. 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 to prepare the body for future exposures to a specific disease. If a vaccinated animal is exposed to the disease, the body will already have antibodies ready to fight off or even prevent the disease from infecting the body further. Why does my pet need them? ...

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18 Jul Microchipping 101

Although we try our hardest to keep our animals from running away from our homes, sometimes the thrill of a squirrel running around the tree or ducks waddling around the pond prove too much of a distraction for our pets, and their natural instincts kick in. Ready, set, run! And so the chase begins! Whether the chase was successful or perhaps it’s better luck next time, our pets are too busy focusing on the thrill of the hunt, and they may have travelled too far from home to find their...

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12 Jul July 14th – Shark Awareness Day!

  Summer is still in full swing and many of us are enjoying that time off by taking vacations and trips to the beach! There is nothing better than feeling the sand between your toes, an ice-cold drink in your hand, and the salty ocean spray. But the ocean does pose a few threats, some of which we are more familiar with than others. When we go visit the ocean, we are sharing that space with the marine life native to the area, and that includes sharks! This year, July 14th is...

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06 Jul Feline Obesity – Being the “PHAT Cat” may not always be a good thing…

Most of us see fat cats showcased on the web, posted on social media, lounging in our friends’ houses, or maybe even on our own couch. While these cats might look cute and make us laugh, the problem of feline obesity has become an increasingly greater issue seen in veterinary clinics across the country. What is feline obesity, and how do cats become overweight or obese? Obesity refers to the accumulation of excess adipose tissue, or fat, on the body. Nearly half of all pet cats in the United States are estimated...

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