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  • Cat Sayings and How They Originated

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    You’ve probably used the saying ‘Cat got your tongue?’ before. There are actually quite a few sayings about our feline friends … and many of them are as quirky and puzzling as Fluffy herself! A local vet lists some of the more popular ones below.  The Cat’s Pajamas Back in the 20’s, the word ‘cat’ was used by flappers to describe someone they thought was cool. This saying came into our common vernacular around this … Read More »

  • How to Make Your Puppy’s Training Stick

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    Have you recently added a puppy to your household? Congratulations on your new addition! Puppies are a lot of work, but they’re also loads of fun. One of the most important aspects of raising a well-mannered and well-adjusted puppy is proper training. The question is, how do you make your puppy’s training stick? There’s no sense in training your puppy when they’re young only for your hard work to go to waste.  Use these simple … Read More »

  • Grooming a Senior Cat

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    Is your kitty in her golden years? If so, she may need a helping hand with her beauty routine. Senior cats often have trouble bending and stretching. This can make it hard for them to clean themselves as they age. Obesity can also be an issue. Plus, your cat’s skin may produce more oil as she grows older, especially if she develops medical issues. You’ll need to brush Fluffy regularly to get that dead fur … Read More »

  • Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Sneezing

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    Just like you, your dog sneezes sometimes. Most often, it’s simply because small particles of dust, dirt, grass, or other materials make their way into the nasal passages—your dog uses their nose to explore the world, after all. But what happens if your dog sneezes frequently, or won’t stop sneezing? Here are some of the most common reasons that dogs sneeze:  Play Sneezing Did you know that most dogs sneeze when they’re playing? Whether your … Read More »

  • Invisible Fences: Do or Don’t?

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    As you may know, our canine companions love to run and play outside. The vast majority of dogs will both enjoy and benefit from having a fenced-in yard. If you’re looking at installing fencing, so your pup can have an outdoor play space, you may be wondering about invisible fences. A local vet lists some things to consider below. Pros Invisible fences do offer some appealing benefits. One of the bigger selling points is that … Read More »

  • 4 Steps to Protect Your Pet Against Rabies

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    Did you know that rabies is one of the deadliest diseases in the world? It has an almost 100 percent fatality rate. Just the word “rabies” tends to conjure up some frightening images! And because rabies is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted from animals to humans, it’s particularly dangerous. Luckily, rabies has been all but eliminated in the United States and many other parts of the world thanks to modern vaccination … Read More »

  • Irish Dog Breeds

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    St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! It’s always fun to celebrate Irish food, culture, and heritage, and perhaps indulge oneself with a Shamrock shake, a green beer, or perhaps a good brisket. Of course, our canine pals also love celebrating holidays with us. As it turns out, quite a few dogs are of Irish descent. A veterinarian lists some Irish dog breeds below. Irish Dog Breeds The AKC officially recognizes eight breeds that … Read More »

  • Easy Ways to Help Protect Our Wildlife

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    National Wildlife Day is March 3rd. While we of course usually focus our blog on pets, we do think it’s important to recognize the connection between our animal companions and their wild counterparts. With so many species under threat these days, it’s important to help wildlife and ecosystems when we can. A veterinarian lists some ways that you can do that below. Keep Kitty In Did you know that our adorable feline pals hunt billions … Read More »

  • 7 Things to Consider Before Adopting an Exotic Cat

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    Have you always dreamed of having an exotic cat, such as a lion or tiger? It sounds great in theory, but in practice, it can be quite different. While you can find exotic cats for sale, you should definitely think twice before buying one. A local vet lists some things to think about below.  Price Exotic cats are quite expensive, and can cost thousands of dollars. The exact price will vary on the type of … Read More »

  • Understanding the Puppy Teething Process

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    Aside from protecting the sofa legs from your puppy’s incessant chewing, there’s not a whole lot to do while your new pet is going through the teething process. Knowing the details of teething is a good idea, though. That way, you know what your puppy is going through and when, and you can let your vet know right away if something seems amiss.  Newborn Puppies Just like human babies, puppies are born with no teeth. … Read More »