Diabetes on the Rise

Diabetes: Diabetes is on the rise in America and our pets are no exception. According to the most recent, comprehensive study released by Banfield Pet Hospital, the incidence of diabetes is on the rise in dogs and cats throughout the country. Between 2006 and 2015, researchers identified a startling 80% increase in diabetes in dogs and an 18% increase…  
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Why Is My House-Trained Dog Pooping in the House?

Recently, two of my neighbors have been complaining about coming home to the unpleasant smell of dog poop. Why now? Is it some sort of revenge? Probably not! If you are having similar issues, it is not likely that your dog is thinking through his bowel movements enough to use them for revenge. Although this…  
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Adopt A Senior Pet

Have you considered adopting a dog or cat? Why not try an older pet? There are plenty of reasons to adopt an older dog or cat, not the least of which is that they are already house trained (or can figure it out quickly). Most senior pets do not destroy property like shoes or furniture either.…  
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Trick-or-Treating Pet Tips

Halloween is fun for the whole family, but is it fun for your dog? Many of us enjoy Halloween, but depending on your dog’s personality, he may like staying home better. Sometimes it is kinder to leave him behind. If your dog is social, and you think he will enjoy joining you on this night,…  
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Prepare Now for the End of Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 2:00 am. Start now to adjust your pet’s schedule to prepare them for the change of time. While we are excited about the extra hour of sleep that the end of daylight savings time signals, don’t be surprised if your dog is up at his…  
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Celebrate Vet Tech Week

National Veterinary Technician Week — celebrated this year Oct. 11-17 — provides an opportunity to recognize and promote the valuable contributions veterinary technicians make to the veterinary profession and society. Vet Techs are an integral part of your pet’s healthcare team. They are on the frontlines and work tirelessly in exam rooms, labs, and operating…  
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National Walk Your Dog Week

It’s National Walk Your Dog Week, and what better way to celebrate than taking a walk in the brisk outdoors. Maybe you have slacked off lately; no problem, it’s never too late to start a new routine. 40% of dogs in the United States are overweight! That’s close to 17 million dogs! Does your dog…  
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Preparing Your Backyard Birdfeeders for Winter

It’s October!!! With crisp, cool temperatures arriving, you may have noticed a change in the activity at your bird feeders. This is a great time to clean your hummingbird feeders and store them for the winter as they won’t return again until next spring. Even though the hummingbirds’ visits are over for now, your other…  
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Wacky Pet Names

Choosing a name for your new fur addition to the family is an important first step, and the options are endless. Some choose classic human names like Charlie or Lucy, while others opt for descriptive names based on their pet’s appearance or species, such as Boots or Spot. The most popular dog name for 2020…  
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Celebrate Happy Cat Month

Happy Cat Month gives us an opportunity to focus on finding ways to keep our feline friends happy and healthy. Many of us love our feline friends because they are so independent. Unlike dogs, domestic cats do not generally see their owners as a focus of safety and security according to Daniel Mills, Professor of Veterinary…  
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