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Dogs and Heat Stroke

June 16, 2014

Enjoy your time outside this summer with your dog! Make sure that they drink often and be aware of heat stroke symptoms. If you notice any of the symptoms below, please help your dog drink and contact us ASAP. Signs of heat stroke: Sluggish Unresponsive Disoriented Gums and conjunctiva of eyes bright red Panting hard […]

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Pets, Cars & Heat

June 4, 2014

Pets, Cars & Heat Brutus, Duke, Coco, Lola and Jake…sure, they’re fairly common pet names, but they’re also the names of just a few of the pets that died last year because they were left in cars on warm (and not necessarily hot) days while their owners were shopping, visiting friends or family, or running […]

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Pet Storm Preparation

May 27, 2014

Pet Storm Preparation This week is National Hurricane Preparation Week. Below are a collection of tips published by the National Weather Service. To learn more, go to: Severe Weather Keep pets in mind when severe weather strikes. Bring pets indoors. Flooding Confine pets to one room of the home. Make plans to care for […]

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Veterinary Discount for Military Personnel

May 26, 2014

Veterinary Discount for Military Personnel We are now offering a 10% discount to all United States military members to thank you for your service to our country. This includes active, inactive and retired members who provide a valid military ID. Qualifying military members and their spouses (spouses must bring a copy of their spouses military […]

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Why some dogs bite children

May 20, 2014

Why some dogs bite children Teaching children how to approach dogs slowly and carefully as well as how to recognize warning signs are critical components of dog bite prevention. Remember, not all dogs are friendly and not all dogs want to be touched. Children are often at eye level, and may stare directly into dogs’ […]

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Dog Bite Prevention

May 14, 2014

Dog Bite Prevention (for more info, go to: Dog Bite Facts: Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are […]

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AVMA Pet Food Recall List

May 8, 2014

AVMA Pet Food Recall List The American Veterinary Medical Association publishes an ongoing list of pet food alerts and recalls. This information is based on reports and alerts received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or manufacturers:

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Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants For Pets

May 5, 2014

Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants For Pets Now that the weather is getting nicer, you may be thinking about your garden. This list, complied by the ASPCA, contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Please note that the information contained in our plant lists […]

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AVMA Tools for K-12 Educators

AVMA Tools for K-12 Educators The AVMA recognizes the important role of teachers, counselors, parents, and advisors in guiding the future careers of today’s students. With a growing need for trained veterinarians to protect animal and human health, AVMA has created materials to help you cultivate your students’ interest in science and technology. The AVMA […]

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Understanding Tickborne Diseases

April 28, 2014

Understanding Tickborne Diseases Tickborne diseases are becoming a serious problem in this country as people increasingly build homes in formerly uninhabited wilderness areas where ticks and their animal hosts live. Tickborne diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Most people become infected through tick bites during the spring and summer months. Rocky Mountain […]

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