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How to Give Your Cat a Pill

If you’re like most cat owners, you have struggled at one time or another while trying to give your cat a pill. With a little bit of advice and patience, you will be a pro in no time.

The easiest thing to do is to try to hide it in something that he likes to eat. Here are some ways we suggest disguising your cat’s medication:

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Ringworm: It's Not What You Think!

Despite its name, many pet parents are surprised to find that ringworm isn’t a worm—instead, it is a skin disease caused by a fungus. Because the lesions of this skin disease are often circular, it was once thought to be caused by a worm curling up in the tissue, but this disease actually has nothing to do with worms at all!

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Pets Can Have Allergies, Too!

We typically think of itchy eyes, sneezing and fatigue as common allergy symptoms in humans, but if your pet is excessively grooming, licking, itching or has a terrible smell, he/she could be suffering as well.

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Diagnosing and Treating Your Own Pet: The Dangers of Dr. Google

I think we can all agree that the internet is an amazing resource, one that has completely transformed our lives. Do you remember having to actually step foot inside of a library to research a topic? Now, we just say “Google it”, and viola- we have instant answers. We have all been there- we jump on Web MD because we have a sore throat, and suddenly we are afraid we may have a life threatening illness.

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Let’s Make The 4th of July Great Again For Your Pets!

The 4th of July is incendiary enough without an explosion from your own panic-stricken pet. Pets are more sensitive to sights, sounds and smells than we are and the sudden loud noises and bright flashes that we find so much fun can trigger a fearful reaction in many pets, leading to destructive behavior, excessive barking, or other anxious behaviors such as cowering, drooling, or shaking. Here are some tips to protect your pets from stress and prevent some unwanted consequences of this holiday:

 

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Parasite Prevalence: What's Your Pet's Risk?

We believe that educated pet owners are the best pet owners! To better understand your veterinarian’s parasite prevention recommendations, it is important to know the risks affecting your pet.

Veterinary care recommendations can vary greatly from pet to pet, family to family and location to location. While our doctors’ recommendations are customized to each individual pet and family, certain factors can help us determine a baseline for the preventative tests and treatments we feel best serve our clients and patients.

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The Truth About Ice-water and Bloat

Every year as the weather heats up, so does a widely-spread warning about the dangers of giving dogs ice water.  

This well-intentioned rumor, which claims ice water causes bloat, has been circulating the internet for years. Fortunately, it’s just that—a rumor!

We want to take the opportunity to set the record straight for concerned pet parents and help stop this belief in its tracks.

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Preparing for Disaster

Preparing for Disaster:

During the chaos of a disaster our pets are going to rely on us more than ever to keep them safe. Although we always hope that we are never caught up in a disaster it is always best to be prepared ahead of time. Here are some tips on how to make sure you are well equipped to handle your pets during an emergency:

 

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