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Canine Parvovirus

The worst heartbreak is to lose a beloved dog to something that can be prevented. Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can affect all dogs. Unvaccinated dogs and puppies under four months are the most at risk. This virus affects the gastrointestinal tract and is spread by direct contact or contact with contaminated […]

Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations. Picture of 2 tiny puppies and 1 kitten inside of tea cups.

Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations

There are certain core vaccinations that are necessary to help keep your new kitten or puppy protected from contagious diseases. And it is important to keep in mind that it takes a few days to a few weeks for vaccinations to become effective. Your veterinarian may also recommend other vaccinations for your pet depending on […]

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Flea and Tick Prevention. Picture of a young black girl laying on the floor with her dog.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Is flea and/or tick prevention really needed? Fleas can cause severe skin irritation in animals and are responsible for flea allergy dermatitis. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that attach themselves to animals and can transmit a number of diseases, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. Fleas and ticks can also attach to or bite […]

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Fear Free Pet Visit

Does your dog or cat become anxious at the idea of going to the vet? While some dogs and cats enjoy going on an adventure, others are fearful and anxious at the prospect. Annual wellness checks are an essential part of keeping pets healthy. With a positive attitude and a little training, it can be […]

Is Owning a Pet Good for Your Heart? Picture of an elderly Caucasian female holding her little dog.

Is Owning a Pet Good for Your Heart?

With cardiovascular disease (CVD) being the leading cause of death[1] in the United States, and obesity and physical inactivity being at epidemic proportions, there is a great need for novel strategies and interventions to reduce the risk of CVD. Accordingly, the benefits of pet ownership have received considerable attention from the Centers for Disease Control […]