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Advocating for Your Dog – What Does it Mean & How Can You Do It?

by Morgan Pierce, CMT
Let me preface this by saying that I am not a believer in the theory that our dogs should never experience stress. What I am saying is that advocating for your dog can help your dog learn to handle stress and also build a trusting relationship between a dog and their human.

What […]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Dog Training|Comments Off on Advocating for Your Dog – What Does it Mean & How Can You Do It?

Microchipping Can Keep Your Pets Safe

by Dr. Janice Bush, DVM, M.Sc.
According to the ASPCA, 5 to 7 million dogs and cats end up in shelters in the United States every year.  Of these, fewer than 30% of dogs and 5% of cats are reclaimed by their owners. Lost pets create significant stress on an owner’s time and resources in attempts […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Veterinary|Comments Off on Microchipping Can Keep Your Pets Safe

What is Senior Preventative Blood Testing?

Blood Testing Can Improve Health
– Dr. Janice Bush, DVM, M.Sc.
Senior screening blood testing is a highly advantageous tool in veterinary medicine. Due to
advancements in veterinary care and diet, our pet friends are living longer, healthier lives than
ever before. In dogs and cats, we consider anyone over age 7 to be a “senior citizen”. In large
breed […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Veterinary|Comments Off on What is Senior Preventative Blood Testing?

Oral Hygiene 101: Back to Basics

Have you ever heard of dental plaque?  Dental plaque is the “fuzzy slipper material” adhering to the enamel surfaces of teeth. In essence, it is a collection of bacteria.  Did you know that it could form in as little as 24 hours?  Have you ever heard of dental tartar?  Dental tartar is the “hard mineral-like […]

By |October 21st, 2017|Veterinary|Comments Off on Oral Hygiene 101: Back to Basics

Pet Obesity and Its Dangers

Dr. Janice Bush, DVM, M.Sc.
The epidemic of obesity in our nation has received widespread attention in the news in recent years. Obesity has strong correlations to multiple diseases seen in humans. What many people do not realize is that these same conditions and others affect our pets; decreasing their overall quality of life as well […]

By |October 21st, 2017|Veterinary|Comments Off on Pet Obesity and Its Dangers

Choosing Activities When Boarding Your Pet

Did you know that boarding your pet doesn’t have to be stressful for you or your furry companion? The days of dropping your pet off to stay in a small, steel kennel are long gone. Now boarding includes spacious, well-lit living spaces that offer your pets great plenty of great views outside their accommodations and […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Pet Boarding|Comments Off on Choosing Activities When Boarding Your Pet

What’s the Difference Between Grooming and Bathing?

Grooming is just a fancy bath, right? Absolutely not! Bathing accomplishes the basic tasks of cleaning your pet’s coat and trimming nails and cleaning ears. While a good bath goes a long way, grooming provides those extra measures designed to really pamper your pet. Grooming also provides services not available with a traditional bath. Our groomers can […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Pet Grooming|Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between Grooming and Bathing?

What to Do When Your Pet Has Allergies

Many animal lovers don’t know the signs of pet allergies because dogs and cats show different reactions to some of the same things we’re allergic to. Grass pollen, for example, makes lots of people sneeze and experience watering eyes. That same pollen, it turns out, can make a dog’s feet itch.

Depending on the type of […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Veterinary|Comments Off on What to Do When Your Pet Has Allergies

I Was Never a Cat Person

For most of my life, there were pets around in some form or another. As a kid on a farm, we mainly had two or three dogs as companions and three or four cats on hand to maintain the rodent population numbers to a manageable size. That’s the way it was until I became a […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on I Was Never a Cat Person

Giving the New Dog a Test Run

We’ve all heard the familiar pleas: “Can we get a dog?” “I want a dog, look how cute he is!” Dogs are tons of fun and having a canine companion is great, but what’s involved with owning a dog can catch a person off guard. Every year at this time, animal shelters see a surge […]

By |December 29th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized, Veterinary|Comments Off on Giving the New Dog a Test Run