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Facts about the Feline Distemper Vaccine

Facts about the Feline Distemper Vaccine
September 2, 2020

In the past, “feline panleukopenia” also known as “FP” or “feline distemper, was a leading cause of death in cats. This is a highly contagious, hardy viral disease caused by the feline parovirus. Today, thanks to the widespread effectiveness of the vaccine, it is less common.

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Why Dogs Should Never be Left in the Car (Even with the Windows Cracked)

Why Dogs Should Never be Left in the Car (Even with the Windows Cracked)
July 16, 2020

One of life’s sweet moments is cruising around with your dog in the car with you, especially during the summertime. But one thing’s for sure: you should never leave your dog in a hot car.

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Caring for Older Pets with Senility

Caring for Older Pets with Senility
February 5, 2020

Both cats and dogs can experience cognitive disfunction system (CDS) as they age. This condition is also known as canine dementia or feline dementia, as well as senility. All these terms describe a decrease in mental health due to age that can cause your pets to act differently.

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When is my pet a senior?

When is my pet a senior?
January 9, 2020

Most of us understand the difference between puppies and dogs, or kittens and cats – you sense the change in size and behavior – but the shift from pet to senior pet can be more subtle. It’s important to know when your cat or dog is senior, though, as the care and attention you give them needs to shift as they age.

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Does my dog need a flu vaccine? 2019 edition.

Does my dog need a flu vaccine? 2019 edition.
November 5, 2019

“Dog flu” is the common name for canine influenza, a highly contagious and quite serious respiratory disease that can affect dogs and sometimes cats, but never humans (human strains of flu are a different virus).

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Dry Eye in Dogs

Dry Eye in Dogs
April 9, 2019

Is your dog blinking often? Does your dog have red eyes, or swollen tissue around the eye? Have you seen thick discharge from the eyes, or hair matting around the eyes from discharge? If you said yes to any of this, your dog may be dealing with dry eye syndrome, formally known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (or KCS).

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What to Expect When your Pet Needs Surgery

 What to Expect When your Pet Needs Surgery
March 27, 2019

If you’ve just learned your pet needs surgery – whether it’s for a routine spay or neuter, or a more complicated case – it can be a stressful time for you and your dog or cat. During this time, it’s very important to follow all of your veterinarian’s instructions to ensure the surgery is successful and healing goes smoothly. This blog outlines what to expect before, the day of, and after surgery to help you plan for the event.

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All About Cat Breeds

All About Cat Breeds
March 11, 2019

Dog owners seem to always talk about breeds. They may always describe their dog by breed (“my Golden Retriever Sampson”) or talk about breeders like beloved stores (“the best Jack Russell breeder in South Carolina”). Breed names also offer a terminology for even non-pet-owners to help describe a dog’s appearance: “he has a Bulldog-like face” or “she has legs like a Greyhound.” But does that work for cat owners as well? Are there cat breed traits like dogs?

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