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Important Questions to Ask a Breeder

Back in March we addressed the reasons for why adopting a pet rather than purchasing from a breeder or pet store is such a good idea. However, we know that many owners love certain breeds, and many owners have uses for certain breeds (ie working dogs). Therefore, if getting a purebred pet is for you, [...]

By | 2018-01-04T18:12:54+00:00 August 13th, 2013|FAQ, General Health|0 Comments

Lyme Disease

Last year we discussed different ticks and tick-borne diseases. For this blog we will focus specifically on Lyme disease, as it is also a disease that can be transmitted to people. Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete (a bacterium that has spiral-shaped cells), Borrelia burgdorferi. How is Lyme disease transmitted to people and pets? [...]

By | 2018-01-04T18:23:04+00:00 June 12th, 2013|Illness and disease|0 Comments

Choosing a Pet Sitter

Summer is almost here, and more and more people are getting ready for vacations. When planning a trip, many owners deal with the frustrations of who is going to take care of their pet(s) while they are away. Some elect to have them boarded, but that may not be the best situation for all pets. [...]

By | 2018-01-04T18:55:25+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Pet Care|0 Comments

Allergic Reactions in Pets

You may be familiar with allergic reactions in people, but did you know they can occur in your pets, too? Numerous causes are to blame, including foods, insect bites, vaccines, medications, etc. The severity of the symptoms can vary. Do you know what signs to watch for? Click here and also speak to your Twin [...]

By | 2018-01-07T03:07:07+00:00 April 18th, 2013|Illness and disease|0 Comments

Caring for Your Senior Pet

Just as with humans, our animal companions experience a variety of changes as they age. It’s up to us to be able to recognize these changes and do our best to help ease our pets into their golden years with dignity and comfort. Below, an Ohio vet shares some tips for providing the proper care [...]

By | 2018-01-04T18:59:48+00:00 April 16th, 2013|General Health, Pet Care|0 Comments

Why Adopt?

Are you planning on an addition to your furry family? Veterinarians are often asked for their opinions about breeds of dogs (and sometimes cats!), and which are the best ones to get. My answer is always the same: adopt a shelter pet! Based on the ASPCA’s (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to [...]

By | 2018-01-07T03:32:40+00:00 March 17th, 2013|Pet Care|0 Comments

Heart Disease in Pets

There are many types and causes of heart disease, and heart disease is a common problem in dogs and cats. Have any of your pets been diagnosed with a form of heart disease? Have you ever heard of any symptoms that can indicate your pet may have heart disease? Do you know how heart disease [...]

By | 2018-01-07T03:32:13+00:00 February 27th, 2013|Illness and disease|0 Comments

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