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4 Skin Cancers of Dogs and Cats

Cancer is defined as a “growth or tumor resulting from the division of abnormal cells.” Cancers can arise from virtually any body tissue, and the skin is no exception. While as many as 80 percent of skin tumors in dogs are benign, any abnormal growth should be evaluated by our veterinary team. Read on for [...]

By |2019-12-05T21:12:49+00:00December 5th, 2019|Illness and disease|0 Comments

Goodbye Hank

Hank Maples This month all of us house cats wanted to write a blog together in honor of Hank. If you hadn’t already heard, we lost the king of Twin Maples recently. Hank had been at Twin Maples furr so many years and we had the greatest privilege of living here with him. It was [...]

By |2019-11-04T10:40:00+00:00November 4th, 2019|Cat's Corner|0 Comments

How to Be More Active With Your Pet

Who couldn’t benefit from a little more exercise? Many people repeatedly promise themselves to get in shape and make health a priority, but fail to follow through as life gets busy. Health coaches tout the benefits of an exercise partner who will keep you accountable—why not make your pet your partner? More than 50% of [...]

By |2019-10-16T21:37:54+00:00October 16th, 2019|General Health|0 Comments

Top 5 Ways to Make Your Cat Happy and Healthy

Although cats seem to require little more than love, food, and shelter, keeping a feline feeling fine requires more. Jane Brunt, DVM, executive director of the CATalyst Council, says the key to keeping cats healthy is keeping them happy. But, many cats don’t get the regular veterinary care they need and deserve. According to the [...]

By |2019-10-04T20:15:35+00:00October 4th, 2019|Cat's Corner|0 Comments

Itchy Pet? Allergies May be to Blame

People aren’t the only unfortunate victims of allergies—our pets suffer, too. We might have itchy eyes and a drippy nose, but pets’ allergies manifest in different ways. An often difficult and frustrating condition to manage, your pet’s allergies evolve throughout her life, requiring changes in her treatment plan. But, with dedication and a detailed log [...]

By |2019-08-20T18:39:46+00:00August 20th, 2019|General Health|0 Comments

How to train your human

I have been contemplating furr awhile on if I should let you in on this infurrmation or not… but I think it’s time you all know some of our secrets on how us cats train you humans to do what we want when we want you to do it. It’s really not rocket science, our [...]

By |2019-07-31T11:53:28+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Pet Care|0 Comments

Caring for Senior Pets

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest cat title belongs to Creme Puff, who lived to the ripe old age of 38. Her canine counterpart, Bluey, spent 20 years herding cattle and sheep in Australia before dying after his 29th birthday. Pets rarely live that long, but as veterinary medicine advances and [...]

By |2019-07-31T11:51:14+00:00July 16th, 2019|Pet Care|0 Comments

Puppy Socialization: Do It Early and Make It Fun

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) defines socialization as “the process of preparing a dog … to enjoy interactions and be comfortable with other animals, people, places and activities.” Establishing these social cues is best when your pup is young—up until about 3 months of age—so learning the skills that will help her become well-mannered [...]

By |2019-06-11T02:09:25+00:00June 11th, 2019|General Health, Pet Care|0 Comments

Leptospirosis: Is Your Pet Safe?

Taking your dog for a walk in the woods or a swim in the lake may seem harmless, but diseases may be lurking. Wildlife that crosses your favorite hiking trail or enters your backyard can leave behind traces of bacteria and disease, like leptospirosis. Learn how your pets and your human family members can become [...]

By |2019-05-17T02:49:11+00:00May 17th, 2019|Illness and disease|0 Comments