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August 18, 2023

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It can be difficult to decide if your cat should stay indoors only or be allowed to go outside. There are pros and cons of both positions. Keeping your cat indoors is saferCats that go outside are at risk of getting exposed to disease and parasites carried by other cats. They can get in fights…

April 13, 2023

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My family and I recently got a puppy. I knew that crate training would be important for many reasons, but I also knew it would require patience and effort.  The first night we put her in the crate for bedtime she howled. That only lasted about 20 minutes so I figured that wasn’t so bad….

February 23, 2023

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Leptospirosis is a dangerous bacteria that your dog could pick up by coming in contact with contaminated water or soil. If your dog is affected by leptospirosis, it can develop life-threatening liver and kidney damage. The bacteria is also zoonotic (meaning people can pick it up from dogs). Luckily, there is a vaccine that can…

February 10, 2023

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What is Giardia? Giardia is a protozoal intestinal parasite. Pets pick up the parasite in the environment. Giardia cysts (eggs) survive well in soil and water and thrive in cool, moist conditions. Our pets can get giardia by drinking standing water (such as puddles & small ponds), eating other animals’ stool, or licking it off…

October 30, 2022


Halloween is a fun time of year for many of us, but not all of our pets enjoy the holiday. They can get scared of costumes, lights, or the constant trick-or-treat visitors. Here are some Halloween pet tips to consider.  CandyKeep candy out of the reach of your pets.  Chocolate can be toxic to dogs….