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Canine Flu

February 01, 2023

Did you know that your canine companion can get the flu? In fact, there’s an outbreak going on now. Fido’s version, canine influenza virus (CIV)–also often called the dog flu—is an influenza A virus. There are several strains, but the two that are most common in the US are H3N8 and H3N2. These strains are both extremely contagious, and are the culprits behind the current outbreak. A local vet offers some information on this below. … Read More »

Blepping In Cats

January 15, 2023

Have you ever spotted your cat just sitting there with her tongue sticking out? This is officially called blepping, and is definitely adorable to see. Of course, given how complex and unique our feline pals are, you may be wondering if this is a sign that something is wrong, or just another one of Fluffy’s many adorable (and purrplexing) quirks. A local vet discusses blepping in this article. Behind The Blep There are actually a … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Fluffy’s Year In Review

January 01, 2023
Cat looking up and to the left

Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2022, many people will be looking back over the last 12 months, and ruminating on various high and low points. Actually, our feline pals also have a few things worth recapping. A local vet lists some of them below. Dave Finds A Home The World Cup has gone to the cats! This year, two British players made headlines after befriending a stray cat at their training camp … Read More »

National Mutt Day – December 2nd  

December 01, 2022
Two dogs looking at the camera

If you’ve been wondering when to celebrate the best day of the year, we have great news: it’s December 2nd – National Mutt Day! This special day was created in honor of all those wonderful mutts out there who make our lives better every single day.  Read on as a local vet talks about National Mutt Day and why mutts make great pets. All Dogs Deserve Homes Every dog deserves a home, no matter their … Read More »

Posted in Adoptions, Dog Care

Tips on Keeping Your Dog Safe During Thanksgiving

November 01, 2022
Two Dogs Walking Path

Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and eat lots of food, but it’s important to keep your dog safe during the holiday. Read on as a local vet offers some tips on keeping your dog safe during Thanksgiving. Doggie Dangers Pet owners should be aware of the dangers that may be present in their homes during the holiday, including leftovers with bones (which can cause choking), and cleaning products that are toxic … Read More »

Unusual Cat Eating Habits

October 01, 2022
Cats lying on perch

Cats are mysterious creatures. We all know that, but did you know that their eating habits can sometimes be quite odd? Of course, all animals have their own individual quirks and ticks, which is why we love them. Read on as a vet talks about some unusual eating habits your cat may get into.  Finicky Eaters, They Are Cats are known for their finicky eating habits. They simply do not like to eat what we … Read More »

Ways to Encourage Positive Behavior in Your Dog

September 01, 2022
Dog in sand dunes

Training your dog can feel like a full-time job. However, there are certain strategies you can use to increase the efficiency of the dog training process. Read on as a vet shares some tips on how to encourage positive behavior in your dog. Positive Reinforcement Is Key The goal of dog training is to create a well-behaved dog who will listen to your commands. The most effective way to achieve this goal is by using … Read More »

Cat Care Tips for the Summer Heat 

August 01, 2022
Cat lying on couch

The summer is heating up, and so are our pets. But how do cats keep cool in hot weather? Read on as a vet offers a few good tips for keeping your feline friend safe and comfortable during the sweltering months of summer. Summertime Dangers for Cats   Summer is a great time to spend outside. Your cat probably loves the sun and warmth just as much as you do. But there are also some … Read More »

How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

July 15, 2022
Dog running in water

So you’ve got a dog. And now you’re wondering how to keep your dog cool in the summer. If you’re anything like us, you want your pet to be as comfortable and happy as possible. And who doesn’t want their pet to be happy? There are a lot of things that can affect your dog’s comfort level in the summertime. The temperature, humidity, and wind all have a big impact on how hot (or cold) … Read More »

Whippet Day

July 01, 2022
Whippet standing on rocks

July 4th is mostly known in the States for being America’s birthday. Among our canine companions, however, it’s important for another reason. It’s Whippet Day! A vet discusses these ‘pawesome’ pups below.  Basics Whippets are closely related to Greyhounds. In fact, they look like a smaller version of the famous race dogs. They are categorized in the Hound Group and, like Greyhounds, are specifically listed as sighthounds. Like many other sighthounds, they are characterized by … Read More »

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