why you should keep your pet updated on immunizations

The Importance of Immunizations

Both cats and dogs are at risk of contracting diseases that affect their quality of life and can be deadly if they are not vaccinated. All these diseases can be transmitted by the mother or other infected animals. Cats are susceptible to diseases like FIV if they get bitten by an infected cat or through

keeping your pet safe during hot weather

Hot Weather Pet Safety 

Our furry friends are not always fans of hot weather. Their fur coats and limited abilities to eliminate heat from their bodies, make it difficult for them to stay cool. As a pet owner, you are responsible for limiting their exposure to hot weather conditions, keeping them hydrated, and providing as much cool comfort as

Perks of Pet Insurance

Perks of Pet Insurance

As a consumer that utilizes pet insurance for my own dogs, I feel that I can honestly provide you with an inside look into the perks of having pet insurance for your own dog or cat. Just the other day, a friend and client was faced with the decision on whether to proceed with a

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Does “Fido” Have a Fear of Fireworks?

The Fourth of July is a time of celebrating the Independence Day of America with fireworks representing the defeat of the British with “the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air.” For the pet owner who has an animal that is frightened by the booms and blasts though, the circumstances can be defeating to

Time To Say Goodbye?

Time To Say Goodbye?

As our companion dogs and cats begin to age, they may develop illnesses or diseases which can begin to affect their quality of life. In some cases, early detection blood screening is helpful in catching these diseases early and postponing progression. There are other illnesses though such as cancer or heart disease that can develop

Vaccinating Your Puppy

Vaccinating Your Puppy

Your new puppy needs to see the veterinarian multiple times in its young life not only to be examined for any developmental or genetic issues, but also to be given protective vaccines. When a puppy is born, it acquires antibodies from its mother’s milk against many diseases. Overtime, these antibodies fade and without vaccines, your

When Should You Start Obedience Training

When Should You Start Obedience Training

Most puppies are introduced into their new homes between 6-8 weeks of age, shortly after they are weaned. Up to this point, their mother and siblings have been influential in developing good puppy manners. If puppy is too rough with its siblings, their littermate lets out a yip and scurries away. Momma dog will roll