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Cat Heartworm – Everything you need to know

 Everything you need to know about Heartworm in cats (but were afraid to ask!) Although it is a dog parasite, cats do get heartworm disease. Felines are an abnormal host for the heartworm, but it can cause devastating disease in the cat. Here are some important facts: Heartworm has been diagnosed in all 50 States […]

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10 Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

The first summer long weekend is behind us and with several more long weekends ahead we should put some thought into traveling with your pet safely. When the weather is nice more of us travel with our pets there are potential dangers we should be aware of. Here are some tips to make car travel […]

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The Essential Pet First Aid Kit

This blog offers preventative care to take care of your pets in times of need, including the essential pet first aid kit! Pet Specific Supplies Pet first-aid book Phone numbers: your veterinarian, the nearest emergency-veterinary clinic (along with directions!) and a poison-control centre or hotline (such as the ASPCA poison-control centre, which can be reached at […]

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Spring Pet Detox

Spring Detoxification for pets Spring is a great time to clean things out—not only our houses but our bodies as well and this includes our pets.  Our environment is toxic and our pets are exposed to toxins in the environment even more than we are.  Most toxins are produced in the body every day as […]

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Understanding Feline Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (Feline Diabetes) is a common disease in which a cat’s body either doesn’t produce or doesn’t properly use insulin. During digestion, the fats, carbohydrates, and proteins in the diet are broken down into smaller components that can be utilized by cells in the body. One component is glucose, the sugar that provides the […]

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Good Preventive Spring Health Care for your Pet

Spring reminds all of us of spring cleaning, but maybe your pet needs some ” Spring Cleaning”. Here is a list of some great preventive tips for your pet’s health. Review your pet’s nutrition–a good diet is essential to your pet’s health.  Feeding your pet a nutrient-rich, well-balanced diet is one of the most important […]

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10 Symptoms You Should Not Ignore in Your Pet

With the advent of the internet and Dr Google, many pet owners try to diagnose their pets’ problems without consulting a veterinarian. Sometimes good internet advice from reputable sources might save a trip to the veterinarian but there are times when it is dangerous to wait and not seek the advice of a flesh and […]

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Treating Pet Allergies Naturally

Just like us, our pets have many different kinds of allergies—seasonal allergies, food allergies and contact allergies. These different types of allergies have different clinical signs and different treatments. With warmer weather approaching, veterinarians expect the arrival of pet seasonal allergies. At this time of year, everything is flowering filling the air with pollen. We […]

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Food Therapy for Senior Pets – Updated

 “When treating an illness, the first step should be dietary therapy.  Only when this is unsuccessful should one try drugs..” –Sun Si Miao Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) Food therapy is practiced by TCVM practitioners as another tool to help their patients along with acupuncture and herbal therapy.  Food therapy is used to treat specific […]

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Seizures in Pets

Seizures can be very scary if they happen to your pet.  Seizures in pets are usually accompanied by thrashing, yelping crying, excess drooling, and possibly urination and defecation. They result from abnormal electrical activity in the brain. This can be caused by things outside the brain such as electrolyte imbalances, hormonal problems, metabolic imbalances, low […]

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