Public Service Announcement: TICKS More Aggressive This Season

Public Service Announcement: TICKS More Aggressive This Season

I can’t tell you the number of calls my clinic is receiving about ticks and how they seem even heavier and more aggressive this year. The more concerning part of this pet-related concern is that ticks don’t just pose a threat to your dog’s health, but to your own and...

My Cat Bit Me, Is There Something I Need to Worry About?

My Cat Bit Me, Is There Something I Need to Worry About?

First thing to check is whether he's ever been vaccinated for rabies. Even if it was only one time in his life, you should be safe from rabies as a reason for a bite. If he broke the skin and drew blood, there's a good chance you can get an infection. Cat bites are...

What Can I Do to Cure my Dog’s Hot Spots?

What Can I Do to Cure my Dog’s Hot Spots?

Hot spots are a symptom of allergies. Commonly, the allergies are either to fleas, food, or hayfever. If you control the fleas and feed good food then you can reduce the symptoms of hayfever. Certainly you can treat the symptoms of the hot spot but if you don't get to...

How Can I Help my Dog Become Less Shy?

How Can I Help my Dog Become Less Shy?

If your dog is older than three months old and is shy you may have a hard time getting him to completely come out of his shell. A large part of that shyness is related to socialization. Socialization for puppies is between six and 12 weeks old, if during that time...

What Can I Do to Freshen my Pet’s Breath?

What Can I Do to Freshen my Pet’s Breath?

First, we have to figure out why your dog or cat has bad breath. Is it from tartar buildup on the teeth? If that is the case then the cure is usually a professional dental cleaning. If your pet has had his or her teeth cleaned recently and still has bad breath then...

Is a Dry Bath as Good as Bathing a Dog in a Tub?

Is a Dry Bath as Good as Bathing a Dog in a Tub?

A dry bath involves using powder to dry up moisture and nice smells to cover up odor. Dry baths do not actually clean, think of a dry baths as equivalent to pouring baking soda on a wine spill. The baking soda dry’s it up and cuts down on the smell but does not...

Is it Safe to Give my Dog Bones from the Table?

Is it Safe to Give my Dog Bones from the Table?

There's a can of worms. Usually bones from the table are cooked. There are some dogs who will eat them and have bits of bone go through their intestines, slice their intestines and cause horrible pain, if not death. Chicken bones are notorious for this and for this...

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