Guide to Fleas for Cats & Dogs

Fleas are the most common parasite to plague cats and dogs. Read this guide to determine if your pet has fleas, and what to do about it. Symptoms of Fleas on Dogs Fleas are most commonly noticed on a dog’s stomach, the base of the tail and the head. Common symptoms of fleas on dogs include: Droppings or “flea dirt” …

Underlying Causes That Keep Your Puppy From Gaining Weight

If you’re concerned about your puppy’s lack of weight gain, don’t panic yet.Puppies grow at different rates, but if yours is below the average for his breed, there may be an issue. We always advise bringing your pet into our office to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Underlying causes are a common reason your puppy isn’t gaining …

Are You Allergic To Your Pet?

If you suffer from pet allergies, it can be very frustrating. You want to love your cat or dog, but hate how they make you sneeze! You may be comforted to know that 15-20% of the population is allergic to animals. And instead of suffering through, there are ways you can alleviate symptoms, mostly by cleaning your home and cleaning …

Essential Dog Vaccinations

Your dog needs to have regular vaccinations in order to stay healthy. If you want to bring your dog to public places, such as on the airplane, work, or school, it is often required your dog have these vaccinations. Each state has its own laws governing the administration of the rabies vaccine. Some areas require yearly rabies vaccination. Other areas call …

How to Keep Your Dog Safe On a Road Trip

If you’re planning on traveling with your pet on a road trip, it’s not enough to just put them in the back seat and take off. Follow these car travel safety tips to prepare for a smooth ride: Prep your pet for the trip Get your pet ready for the ride by taking them on short drives, and gradually lengthening …

Guide to Pet Allergies

Pets can get allergies just like humans. And because they spent much more time rolling and climbing around grass, flowers, and plants, they can actually have a worse reaction than their owners. Pet allergy symptoms can be the same as humans: coughing, sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. It can also cause itchy ears and eyes, which may make your pet …

5 Essential Dog Care Tips

Owning a dog is an exciting thing! However, you want to make sure you are caring for your dog properly so they are healthy and happy. Follow these five dog care essentials: Spay or neuter your dog Dogs who have this routine surgery tend to live longer, be healthier and have fewer behavior problems (e.g., biting or running away). By spaying or …

Outside Activities To Do With Your Dog

As the weather warms up this spring, there are endless more opportunities to bond with your pup outside! Take your dog outside this weekend with one of these fun activities:   Biking Many dogs love to tag along while their owners ride. Since it can be dangerous to allow your dog to run free, you can buy bicycle attachments that …

Importance of Heartworm Protection

Did your family get a new puppy? How exciting! A new dog is so much fun for the whole family, but in the flurry of new toys, names, and potty training, you may forget some important steps you need to take for their health.   Getting your puppy protected against heartworm right away can prevent a lot of issues down …

How to Make a DIY Dog Toy

Treat your dog to a homemade toy! Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or just something for your good boy, a DIY dog toy is fun and easy to make. Your dog will love playing with a toy you made yourself. Here’s how to make one:   Supplies needed: Old ball (a tennis ball* works great) About 1/2 yard of Fabric (You …