The Importance of Vet Visits

Did you know that after the first year, 50% of cats don’t visit the vet unless they are sick? With that in mind, August 22, 2020, is National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day, a reminder to cat parents that cats require as much attention as we do. Regular cat check-ups are a way…  
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National Check the Chip Day

Is Your Information Correct? Did you know that August 15, 2020, is National Check the Chip Day? This event was established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to encourage pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date. By doing this yearly, you increase your pet’s chance of returning…  
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Immunization Awareness and Pets

With all of the talk about Covid-19 and a vaccine, you may have forgotten about your regular immunizations. Since August is National Immunization Awareness Month, this is the perfect time to check your records and make appointments for both you and your pets. Giving your pet the proper immunizations can prevent serious diseases, such as…  
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July: National Pet Hydration Month

Keeping pets hydrated on these hot, summer days is so important that PetSafe designated July as National Pet Hydration Awareness Month. July is the hottest month of the year in some areas of the country and that is certainly true for us. With temperatures in the high 90s, it is important to be conscious of…  
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6 Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Pet Injuries

As warmer, humid summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather including heatstroke, sunburn, and footpad burns. It is a good idea to reacquaint yourself with proper precautions that can be taken as the temperature rises. It seems like common sense, but it may…  
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Preventing Kidney Disease in Cats

Did you know that kidney disease is a common problem in cats affecting about 1/3 of the older cat population? Although there is no way to fully eliminate the possibility of your cat contracting kidney disease, there are some things you can do to make it less likely. Tips Maintain a clean litter box. Be…  
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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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April Showers

When Fido Fears T-Showers The sky darkens, the wind picks up, thunder rumbles in the distance, and your dog is panting, shaking, and looking for a place to hide. Does this sound familiar? If you are a pet parent dealing with this issue, rest assured that there are steps you can take to relieve some…  
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Heartworms: Know the Facts

Heartworms in dogs is costly and difficult to treat, but inexpensive and easy to prevent. April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, and Braxton’s wants you to have the facts. 1.More than a million pets in the U.S. have heartworm disease. 2.Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states. 3.Both cats and dogs contract heartworm…  
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Dog Flu: Know the Signs

Flu Season As we prepare for this year’s flu season, it is important to know that your dog is susceptible to his own strain of the flu. While most cases are not fatal, the canine influenza virus can make your pup uncomfortably sick, causing him a lot of stress and time spent at the vet’s office. If…  
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