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Minimally Invasive Spays. Picture of a young caucasian female holding and hugging her white dog, while standing beside a young caucasian female veterinarian.

Minimally Invasive Spays

Some of the best reasons to spay a dog are to reduce animal overpopulation, increase the chance of a longer and healthier life, and reduce the urge to roam. Altered animals have a lower risk of mammary gland and other tumors and cancers. [1] With the urge to roam lowered, there is less chance of […]

Remember Your Pets When Disaster Strikes. Picture of a small tan chihuahua sitting in a pink toy car with bags packed.

Remember Your Pets When Disaster Strikes

With all the natural disasters going on right now, such as wildfires and flooding, this is a good time to think about a disaster plan for pets. It’s smart to have a preparedness plan in general, but if there are pets in the household, there are additional things to consider. Doing so might save the […]

Cigarette Smoke and Pets. Picture of a black and white dog sniffing an ashtray full of cigarette butts.

Cigarette Smoke and Pets

We often hear about the dangers of smoking and what it can do to the human body. But, what about the damage it can do to a pet’s health? Secondhand smoke is that which is exhaled from smokers and thirdhand smoke is the smoke residue that gets on the skin. Like humans, animals can acquire […]

Roundworms in Dogs and Cats. Picture of a tan cat lying next to a tan and white dog, holding a small stuffed red heart.

Roundworms in Dogs and Cats

Roundworms are one of the most common intestinal parasites in dogs and cats. They infect the small intestine of animals, growing to be 5-7 inches long. Pets often show no signs of infection. The most common symptoms of roundworm in your pet are vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and decreased appetite. Heavily infected dogs and cats […]