Preventative Health Starts With Informed Dog Owners

The average lifespan of domestic dogs in the United States is between 10 and 13 years. The lifespan of your dog is determined by so many factors that you cannot control, such as breed, size, and more. Fortunately for pet owners, lifespan can also be determined by factors that can be controlled. When it comes […]

Protecting Your Dog or Cat From Heartworms

Pet medication for heartworm prevention is one of the first suggestions that your vet is likely to give you when talking about the health and longevity of your pet. Every year, lots of pet owners are shocked to hear that their dog or cat has been infected by heartworms. These nasty worms are transmitted through […]

Crate Training

Introducing the crate When you take your crate home, place it in a location that is convenient to the door, but is not totally isolated. Your puppy should feel included in your daily activities, even when he confined to the crate. Once in place, put some toys and treats in the crate and encourage him […]

Summer Care Suggestions

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your pet, but your pet can also suffer from heat-related health problems. Here are some tips to keep things cool for the summer. Watch for signs of heatstroke. Rapid panting, hot skin, twitching muscles, and lethargy can be signs of heat stress or heat stroke. […]

NEW PUPPY CARE

At the first new puppy visit a general health exam is done on the pup along with whatever vaccines, fecal etc the puppy is due for. Also everything from crate training, heartworms and prevention, to teaching owners how to restrain/train their pups to handle common occurrences they will face throughout their life (like ear cleaning, […]

Winter Care Suggestions

Winter can be stressful to your pet. There are things that you can o to help make winter safer you’re your pet. Cold weather can be unhealthy for your pet. Make sure that your puppy or kitten has shelter from the wind and weather. An insulted box with bedding will help your pet to maintain […]

House Breaking

If house breaking is based on prevention and not punishment, you and your puppy will accomplish this task more quickly. Every dog wants to please its owner but a puppy’s memory is short; patience and constant supervision must be in the watchwords. You remember that puppies eight weeks of age are physically able to start […]

New Kitten and Cat Care

So you have a new kitten? The first thing we recommend is that you allow us to take a blood sample to test for Leukemia and Aids, Yes cats have their own set of diseases that they can get from other cats or even their own mother, so it is best to know their disease […]

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