Pet Dental Care: A Necessity

Dental Care for your pets may seem like a cosmetic issue, but when your pet has red gums, yellow teeth, and stinky breath, it could be a sign of dental disease, that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating effects on your pet’s quality of life. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80 percent…  
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Valentine’s Day and Your Furry Friend

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and what better time to show our pets how much they are appreciated. Our dogs, cats, and birds give us unconditional love and devotion throughout the year; maybe that is why 51% of American pet owners are poised to spend an average of $6.94 on a gift for their furry…  
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Bird-Safe Windows

Sitting here in my den as I write this blog, a bird slams into my sliding glass door. Not only does it scare me, but I am also worried about the bird. He seems stunned at first and then gets up and flys off. This is not the first time something like this has happened,…  
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Prevent Disease

The Importance of Cleaning Your Birdfeeder For some backyard birds, bird feeders are the primary source of food in the winter. Unfortunately, these same bird feeders can also be a threat to the birds because of possible contamination by bacteria such as various Salmonella species and protozoan parasites such as Trichomonas species. Fortunately, these problems are preventable with…  
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Don’t Forget the Birds

Winter Backyard Bird Feeding Tips Do you realize that many birds do not migrate south for the winter?  Some people put away birdbaths and feeders until spring; however, there are many beautiful winter birds that can use your help in providing necessary food and water when natural resources are at their scarcest. According to Melissa Mayntz,…  
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Penn Vet Canine Blood Bank

Nothing is more frightening than the realization that your furry family member needs a life-saving surgery and more than that, a blood transfusion. Where does the blood come from? With humans, the Red Cross provides blood to hospitals around the country. Well, fortunately, Penn Vet offers a blood bank with a mobile bloodmobile to make…  
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January? Walk Your Dog Month

Lucky for us, the weather has been quite balmy recently, but did you know that January is “Walk Your Dog Month?” Typically, most of us would rather hibernate for the winter and wait for spring to arrive. Well, no matter how we might feel, our four-legged friends need consistent exercise, no matter what the thermometer…  
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A Pet Safe Holiday Guide

Braxton’s Animal Works wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season. Just a reminder that a little forethought can ensure a happy and healthy holiday. According to the ASPCA, pet parents should pay particular attention to the following items: Seasonal Plants and Decorations Trees: Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing…  
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What to Say When a Pet Dies

Yesterday, a friend lost her beloved, Daisy. I was having a difficult time finding the right words to comfort her. Another friend lost one of her beloved cats, and unfortunately, the situation was made worse by what some people had to say. One person – in an effort to comfort her – asked, “How many…  
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Great Christmas Gift – Pet Insurance

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for mom or grandma? How about pet insurance for her favorite furry friend. Veterinary medicine has come a long way in the past couple of decades and because of these medical advances, veterinarians can perform many procedures that were previously unheard of. Although these advances contribute to a longer…  
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