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Fido’s Year in Review

January 01, 2022
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Happy New Year! Over the next few days, we’ll be seeing lots of best-of lists for 2021. Of course, no annual recap would be complete without Man’s Best Friend! A vet lists some top doggy highlights of 2021 below.  The Name Game This year’s analysis of popular pet names found Covid-related dog names, as Fauci, Pfizer, and Zoom becoming quite popular. High-tech names, such as Siri and Google, are also on the rise.  Stress Hate … Read More »

International Animal Rights Day

December 01, 2021

December 10th is International Animal Rights Day! On this day, animal rights advocates from around the world take a stand for the fair treatment and respect that animals deserve.  Surprisingly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights observance also falls on December 10th, which is not a coincidence at all. In 1998, animal activists demanded that the UN General Assembly expand the Declaration to include animals on the premise that all sentient creatures have the right … Read More »

6 Cheap Ways To Make Your Dog’s Day

November 01, 2021

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks off. We are definitely thankful for our canine companions! Dogs are loyal, loving, and playful, not to mention absolutely adorable. They also serve as living reminders that sometimes the little things really are the best things in life. It doesn’t take much to please Fido. Here, a vet lists some budget-friendly ways to get that tail going! Playtime Playing is not only fun for Fido, it also offers him … Read More »

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National Animal Safety and Protection Month

October 01, 2021

October is National Animal Safety And Protection Month! Of course, this topic is important all year long. Pets don’t always know what is and isn’t safe for them, and they can easily get into trouble. You’ll need to take a few steps to keep your four-legged friend happy, healthy, and, of course, safe. A local vet offers some advice on pet safety in this article. Dogs Fido is both curious and playful, and he has … Read More »

Office Closure

September 24, 2021

Please note that we will be closing for a staff retreat at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 29th, and will reopen on Monday, October 4th. If your pet is due for a prescription refill or needs food, please contact our office before 9/29/21 so that we will be able to provide for these needs before our closure. If you have an emergency during this temporary closure, please contact Animal Emergency and Specialty Care at 423-822-8304. … Read More »

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Caring For A Deaf Cat

September 15, 2021

National Deaf Pet Awareness Week starts September 19th, which is this Sunday. This is definitely a topic that could use more attention. About one percent of the kitty population is deaf. Fluffy can still lead a full and happy life if she can’t hear, and she’ll be just as cute and lovable as other cats. Of course, she will need some extra care. A vet discusses caring for deaf cats below. Other Senses You may … Read More »

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

September 01, 2021
Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

Is your feline friend an orange kitty? If so, you may want to give Fluffy a special treat: it’s Ginger Kitty Appreciation Day! Cats come in all sorts of colors and patterns, and we think they’re all adorable. However, ginger cats definitely have some raving fans! A vet discusses these miniature lions below. Boys Club When you see or meet a new ginger cat, the odds are your new feline buddy is a boy. The … Read More »

Why You Should Never Feed Your Pet Grapes or Raisins

August 15, 2021

Have you ever considered feeding your dog or cat a grape or its dried counterpart, the raisin? It’s not a good idea. It turns out that grapes and raisins can actually prove toxic to our animal friends. These humble fruits can cause poisoning and even death in the most extreme cases. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about grape and raisin poisoning in pets. Why are grapes and raisins poisonous? You might … Read More »

Feline Folklore

August 01, 2021

Kitties are very mysterious little furballs, who have certainly gathered more than their fair share of myths and legends. In fact, for a cute, innocent-looking pet, Fluffy has amassed a rather impressive collection of urban—and rural—legends. A local vet lists a few of them below. Cat Goddesses Our feline friends have been associated with several different goddesses. The most well-known may be Egypt’s Bastet, who was often depicted in feline form. The ancient Greeks had … Read More »

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What to Know About Grain-Free Dog Food

July 01, 2021

You’ve probably heard about grain-free or gluten-free products over the past few years. They’ve gained a lot of popularity recently, and grain-free products have found their way into the pet food world, too. But is a grain-free diet right for your dog? Let’s take a closer look at what grain-free means and whether or not it’s the right choice for your pet.  What is grain-free dog food?  Grain-free dog food is just what it sounds … Read More »

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