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Cold Weather and Pets. Picture of a blond colored golden retriever in the snow with a warm scarf around its neck.

Cold Weather and Pets

Winter can be a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Some people genuinely do not know the risk that cold weather poses to pets or livestock. Consider a winter wellness exam, especially if your pet has medical conditions such as arthritis, which can worsen in cold weather Make sure the fur babies are safe […]

Penny Zinc Toxicosis. Picture of a Bassett hound lying down with a blanket over him and a washcloth over his head.

Penny Zinc Toxicosis

If you think your dog or cat has swallowed a penny, this is a medical emergency.  Do not wait to see if the penny will pass.  Call your veterinarian and arrange an emergency visit immediately.    Pennies look deceptively like copper, but pennies minted after 1982 are about 98% zinc.1  At first, the zinc and […]

Obesity in Pets and Humans. Picture of a very overweight Beagle dog.

Obesity in Pets and Humans

According to the Centers for Disease Control, two out of three American adults are overweight or obese.1 Likewise, over 50% of dogs in the US were classified as too heavy by their vet.2 The good news is all of that can change because you and your pet are the perfect workout buddies. Here’s why. 1. […]

Thanksgiving with Pets. Picture of items that may be served on Thanksgiving day, pumpkin, apples, carrots.

Thanksgiving with Pets

Thanksgiving is a great time to spend with friends, family and have holiday feasts. This time of year is also a time for possible distress for pets. During parties or family get togethers, make sure pets have a quiet space to retreat to. It can be a separate room or even just a corner of […]