How to Help Your Dog Enjoy Halloween

Written on October 27th 2017.

While you or your children may be in count-down mode for Halloween, your dog is likely not looking forward to the day. There are several parts of Halloween that are unappealing to pets, but with a few actions on your part, you can help this holiday be less stressful and more enjoyable for the dogs i… read more

Posted in Pet Behavior | Prevention Health

Panleukopenia: Understanding Feline Distemper

Written on September 21st 2017.

While “distemper” may sound like the way a dog person describes a cat’s personality, it’s actually the name of a highly contagious and severe illness. Cats, dogs and ferrets (as well as many types of wildlife) can get distemper, so it’s vitally important to have your pets vaccinated.

What is dist… read more

Posted in Prevention Health | Vaccinations

Rabies: Stay Healthy, Stay Legal

Written on September 13th 2017.

Rabies is a horrible viral disease that can affect pets and people. While human cases of rabies in the U.S. are rare (thanks to legal requirements), it’s important to vaccinate your pets and act quickly if you suspect an infection.

What is rabies?

Rabies is a severe, incurable viral infection … read more

Posted in Prevention Health | Vaccinations


Lyme Disease in Dogs

Written on April 11th 2017.

Lyme disease is a relatively new disease in the United States. First recognized in dogs in 1985, this tick-borne infectious disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of bacteria often carried by deer, the primary carrier of the disease.

Where is Lyme disease found?

While Lyme disease h… read more

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