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17 May Got Milk?

Got Milk? June is National Dairy Month! Some of our favorite comfort foods that we will be indulging in this month like cheese, yogurt, custard, and ice cream are all products of one thing, milk! Why is it that we are encouraged to drink milk as a child, and even into adulthood as well? Milk is mostly composed of water, but the remaining solid portion contains some vital nutrients like carbohydrates, protein, minerals, and vitamins. Minerals like calcium and phosphorus are important for proper bone development and growth. Protein plays a role...

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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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22 Jul New baby, meet furry friend!

Congratulations, it’s a boy! Or maybe a girl? No matter, you are expecting a baby and that is exciting! From the moment you find out you are going to be parent, the planning begins. Diapers, bottles, crib…check. Delivery bag, strollers, pacifiers…check that off too. But in the exciting chaos of having a baby, one key thing seems to become overlooked on that checklist-your first baby (you know, that fluffy thing that sleeps at the end of your bed)? That’s right, the family pet becomes lost in the shuffle. Sure, they get fed...

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