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What to Do When Your Pet is Choking

What to Do When Your Pet is Choking

We’ve all been worried from time to time when our pet coughs, listening closely and wondering, “is she choking or just coughing?” Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference at first. Asthma, respiratory infection, allergies, and constricting collars are a few reasons why your dog […]

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Lost Pets

Lost Pets

What to do if Your Pet is Lost When your dog or cat wanders away from home, it can be a very traumatic experience for both of you! Follow the tips below to help find your pet. Search your neighborhood Walk or drive slowly through your neighborhood, […]

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Facts About Dog Flu

Facts About Dog Flu

Canine influenza, or “dog flu,” is making headlines again. This respiratory disease is caused by a highly contagious influenza virus and warrants taking precautions with your pet. Since 2015, 51 cases have been reported in the state of Indiana. Surrounding states, like Illinois, are seeing even higher […]

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Homemade Healthy Pet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Homemade Healthy Pet Treats for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner you might be thinking about what to give to that special, furry someone in your life. Your pet is always there for you no matter what and doesn’t judge you when you spend the weekend binge watching the newest TV […]

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Tips for Healthy, Happy Cats

Tips for Healthy, Happy Cats

Keeping your cat healthy and happy is very important to many pet parents. There are several steps you can take to be sure your cat is living its best life, such as making several sleeping spaces available, rotating toys & entertainment, having fresh water out and available, […]

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Declawing Our Feline Friends

Declawing Our Feline Friends

Declawing cats has been around for many years. This has routinely been a procedure performed on kittens to prevent unwanted scratching to both people and household property. It is a surgical procedure that has been taught to veterinary students for many years with the assumption that we […]

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Pet Insurance – To Get or Not to Get: That is the Question

Pet Insurance – To Get or Not to Get: That is the Question

Frequently enough, owners bring in a new puppy, kitten, or recently adopted animal and ask, “Should I get pet insurance?” This is a great question to be addressed early on as this might bring up diseases and illnesses predisposed to that specific breed, or discuss what to […]

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Why Your Pet Needs a Heartworm Test Every Year

Why Your Pet Needs a Heartworm Test Every Year

If you have been to any of our clinics with your dog for its yearly examination and vaccine visit, we have undoubtedly asked if your pet is on heartworm prevention every month, year-round. If you answer “yes” we’re thankful that you are diligent pet parents, but then […]

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National Pet Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26, 2017

National Pet Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26, 2017

Pet Poison Prevention Week is a week dedicated to help make the public more aware to common household toxins, how to avoid them and what to do if you suspect your pet has ingested one of these items. The Most Common Poisonous Items Ingested by Dogs Human […]

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Heartworm and Flea Preventions: Does My Pet Really Need This?

Avoiding infection of heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks in your beloved dog and cat is essential for the pets’ health.  This can easily be prevented in both dogs and cats with monthly medications purchased from your veterinarian. There are various preventatives on the market these days and […]

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