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Whippet Day

July 03, 2022

July 4th is mostly known in the States for being America’s birthday. Among our canine companions, however, it’s important for another reason. It’s Whippet Day! A vet discusses these ‘pawesome’ pups below. Basics Whippets are closely related to Greyhounds. In fact, they look like a smaller version of the famous race dogs. They are categorized in the Hound Group and, like Greyhounds, are specifically listed as sighthounds. Like many other sighthounds, they are characterized by … Read More »

7 Ways To Keep Your Pet From Getting Lost

June 16, 2022

It’s Lost Pet Prevention Month! This is an important topic, if a sad one. As many as one in three pets are lost or stolen at some point over the course of their lives. That’s a pretty sobering statistic. While we hope all of our patients are safe and sound at home, this is one area where it definitely pays to take some precautions. Here, a vet lists some ways to keep your beloved pet … Read More »

Social Petworking Month

June 02, 2022

Did you know that June is Social Petworking Month? One of the best things about the rise of the internet, at least in our opinion, is the endless supply of funny animal videos and cute pet pictures we can find online. As it turns out, social media has also had quite an effect on Fido and Fluffy. A local vet offers some insight on this below. A Good Cause You don’t need a special occasion … Read More »

Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

May 16, 2022

Cats are extremely popular pets. One reason for that is because they are very easy keepers. In fact, out of all of the animals we’ve domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty is entirely self-sufficient, though. A local vet lists some of the things your furry pal requires in this article. Food Proper nutrition is the foundation of any good pet care routine. While buying Fluffy’s food isn’t … Read More »

Fun Facts About Chihuahuas

May 02, 2022

Chihuahua Appreciation Day is coming up on May 14th. These tiny dogs have some big hearts, and legions of devoted fans. Fido is quite popular, and consistently makes the AKC’s list of top 20 breeds. A vet lists some fun facts about the Chihuahua below. Tiny Dog The Chihuahua is one of the smallest dog breeds out there. According to breed standards, they should weigh no more than 6 pounds, though it’s not uncommon for … Read More »

Popular Plants That Are Toxic To Cats

April 15, 2022

Have you ever brought a plant home, only to find your feline buddy immediately started gnawing on its leaves? Cats are carnivores, but they do enjoy some greens and fiber now and then. Unfortunately, kitties don’t know what is and isn’t safe for them. Quite a few popular houseplants are actually toxic to Fluffy. A local vet lists a few plants for cat owners to avoid in this article. Lily This one is particularly concerning … Read More »

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

April 01, 2022

Dog Bite Prevention Week starts April 10th. This is a very important topic! According to the CDC, there are about 4.5 million dog bites in the US every year. That works out to about 1 out of every 73 people! Because many of these bites could have been avoided, this is one area where an ounce of prevention is worth several pounds of cure. A local vet lists some ways to prevent dog bites below. … Read More »

Signs Of Arthritis In Cats

March 15, 2022

Just like people, cats can be prone to developing arthritis as they age. This painful condition develops when the tendons and ligaments that cushion and connect Fluffy’s bones get worn out. Over time, they can thin and lose elasticity, causing a lot of pain and discomfort. While arthritis isn’t curable, it can be managed. However, treatments may be more successful if the issue is caught and addressed early. Here are some signs to watch for: … Read More »

Pica In Dogs

March 01, 2022

Have you ever come home and found that your canine pal has eaten your shoes, or chewed up your sofa? This may go beyond Fido’s natural need to chew. There’s actually a specific name for this behavior: pica. The whats, whens, and whys of pica in dogs can vary widely. A local vet offers some information on it below. Grass One of the most common forms of pica is eating grass. There are several possible … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Cute Cat Breeds You Probably Never Heard Of

February 15, 2022

Did you know that there are a few organizations dedicated to cat breeds? Interestingly, they differ on how many breeds they recognize.The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) allows 44, while The International Cat Association recognizes 71. They’re all pretty adorable! In this article, a local vet introduces a few you may not be familiar with. Highlander A cross between the Desert Lynx and the Jungle Curl, the Highlander first clawed her way into our hearts back … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

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