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COVID-19 Response

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: Thank you for your patience as we, with the rest of the world, navigate the best and safest way to care for our clients and patients during this time. EFFECTIVE FRIDAY MARCH 20TH--- Moving forward, we will be moving to curbside appointments...

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Home Dental Care

Home dental care is really important for your pet. Brushing is the gold standard of home dental care but in some pets it can be difficult. Ideally, you should be brushing your pet's teeth daily. Having your pet's teeth brushed once a month at the groomer is not...

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Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is a disease carried by the mosquito. Although common in the warmer months, we will still diagnose dogs with heartworm disease throughout the year. It is important to have your pet tested annually. The test is a blood test that is called a 4DX -...

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Table Scraps: Big Deal or Not?

We all know our furry little friends like a table scrap here and there. Heck, who would turn down a piece of steak or the opportunity to lick the bottom of your bowl of ice cream? It is hard to turn down those puppy dog eyes and cute little faces, right? What harm...

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Keep Your Pet Safe at Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for all but can present some hazards for your pets. Here are some helpful tips to keep your pets safe. 1) Chocolate is toxic to pets so keep all candy out of reach of our furry friends. If your pet would ingest chocolate candy please call us...

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Fall Season Emergencies

As we move into the fall season this year we welcome the cooler, crisper days ahead however there are some considerations relevant to the fall season that pet owners should be aware of to help keep their furry friends safe. Bees and wasps seemingly are everywhere in...

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Animal Pain Awareness Month

September has been named Animal Pain Awareness Month by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. Animals can manifest pain in multiple ways. Acute pain is often obvious with vocalization or an inability to properly use a limb. Chronic pain is...

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Puppy Training

HOUSEBREAKING A PUPPY It is important to recognize that house breaking a puppy does not occur in days or weeks, but sometimes, in months. We have all heard the tale from a friend or relative – “I got my puppy house broken in one week.” Well, it really depends on their...

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