How to Keep Your Pet Safe in Snow, Ice and Freezing Temperatures

They may have fur, but winter poses a real risk to pets as temperatures plummet and streets get covered in snow. Here’s some advice on keeping your pets safe during the chilly months: Bundle up...

Overweight Dogs Have Shorter Lifespan

New research reveals overweight dogs are more likely to have shorter lives than those at ideal body weights. The research, the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare's WALTHAM Centre...

Is your Pet Drinking more?

As pets age, your veterinarian may start asking if your pet is drinking and urinating a lot more than normal. If your answer is yes they may want to check a urinalysis and blood...

Is Dental Care Really Important for our Pets?

Is dental care important for our pets? The answer is, absolutely. Imagine not brushing your teeth or going to the dentist, how your own teeth would be. Many people are very hesitant...

The Importance of Preventive Care

Many dogs and cats, unfortunately, do not get the regular preventive care check-ups they need to stay healthy. Since our pets age so quickly, these are important to help catch illnesses and...

Erhlichia and what you should know

The ticks are out, in some areas they never go away. We always hear about Lyme disease but Ehrlichia is something many people don’t hear about or don't know what is it. So when...

Seizures in Pets

The first time seeing a seizure especially in your own pet can be very traumatic.  Seizures can range from minor like “fly biting” to major where they will fall over, become stiff...

Is Apoquel Safe for your Itchy Dog?

Your pet has allergies as many do, and your veterinarian recommended Apoquel. Since this is a lifelong condition how comfortable do you feel keeping your pet on this year round? Is this medication worth the...

What should I do if my dog eats chocolate?

Chocolate (especially dark chocolate) may be beneficial to our health, but it is poisonous and can be fatal to our dogs. Chocolate is made from the beans of the cacao tree. The beans contain...

Brucellosis confirmed in Iowa

The Iowa State Veterinarian has confirmed cases of Canine Brucellosis. This is a zoonotic disease which means it can be transferred from an animal to a human. Where did it originate? A small breeding facility called...

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