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    Are grains bad for pets

    The biggest buzzword in pet nutrition for the past several years has been dog and cat manufacturers proclaiming their foods are "grain free." As...

    Choosing the right dog

    There are many aspects to consider when deciding what type of dog to add to your family. It's easy to fall in love with...

    Heat exhaustion in pets

    Dogs and cats must rely on panting to lower their body temperature during physical activity or hot weather. You should not rely on the dog...

    Can you hear me? Five facts about dog ears

    1. Dogs have as many as 18 muscles to control each ear, and they are able to move each ear independently. This very fine...

    Protect your pets paws this summer

    When out with your dog during the summer, remember that surfaces including asphalt and sand can become very hot and may remain dangerously hot...

    Why does my puppy or kitten need multiple shots

    Vaccinations trigger the immune system to produce antibodies against specific viruses or bacteria that cause disease. Puppies and kittens typically receive their first set...

    Diabetes in Pets

    Diabetes is a common problem in dogs and cats. It's symptoms are very similar to those seen in diabetic people. Most common symptoms include...

    Why not to feed pets raw diets

    Our hospital will occasionally have clients who are interested in feeding a raw food diet. Claims have been made that cooking destroys natural enzymes...

    Travel Troubles: Motion Sickness in Dogs

    Dogs often love to ride in the car, but some dogs struggle with motion sickness no matter the length of the trip. Sometimes the...

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