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Reaching their Golden Years

As pets start to reach their golden years, between 7-10 years depending on the breed, it is even more important for them to receive yorkie haircuts one or ideally two times a year . The exam provides valuable information about your pet’s health by examining all...

Roundworm Infection (Toxocariasis)

First, I’d like to answer a question that may already be on your mind: What exactly is a zoonotic disease? A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be spread from animals to humans. In other words, there are certain diseases that your pet may be able to transmit to...

Urinary or Fecal Incontinence

As pets age, there are many conditions or diseases that can become more common, such as arthritis or kidney disease. One issue that can become particularly frustrating for owners and place a strain on the human pet bond is incontinence, either urinary or fecal....

Heartworm Disease and Prevention

As spring begins and temperatures begin to rise, it is important that we discuss heartworm disease. But what exactly is heartworm disease, and why does your dog need medication to prevent it? What is the big deal, anyways? This article will help clarify what heartworm...

Fleas and Ticks are Gross & Annoying

Fleas and ticks are not only gross and annoying, but they can also spread diseases and lead to secondary conditions such as anemia or skin disease. Luckily, there are products available that not only kill any fleas or ticks that land on your pet, but also prevent flea...

Feeding Multi-Pet Households

Having multiple pets can be a very rewarding experience. However, it can definitely have its challenges. Finding time to provide each pet with an appropriate amount of play time and exercise as well as handling intra-household behavioral issues are just some of the...

Porta Potties and Litter Boxes

This Friday night as my family and I were getting ready to enjoy the fireworks, my daughter whispers the dreaded phrase, "I need to go to the bathroom". As I look around, I notice only porta potties and realize this may pose a problem. I do not do porta potties. Now...

Thunderstorms and Lightning and Fireworks—Oh My!

Some of the thunderstorms that we have been getting have been waking up the entire family at night, so it comes as no surprise that our canine (and sometimes feline) friends don’t appreciate being woken up in the middle of the night either. And although the two legged...