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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 »

February Is National Cat Health Month

February 01, 2022
Grey cat leaning on table

For many people, the first couple months of a new year are a time of renewed focus on the things that matter most. Since our feline companions fall in that category, now is a good time to focus on the health and well-being of your Kitty. In recognition of National Cat Health Month, be sure to do all the things that will help your cat live a healthier, happier, and longer life.  Here are a … Read More »

Fido’s Year in Review

January 01, 2022
Two dogs looking at the camera

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
Cats lying on perch

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 »

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