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What To Do If Your Dog Gets Sprayed by a Skunk

What’s black and white and strikes fear into the hearts’ of dog owners? Skunks! If your dog spends time outdoors there is a good chance it will get sprayed by a skunk, or come close to one at least once during their lifetime. Keep on reading to learn why skunks spray and what you can … Continued

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Ways to Protect Your Dogs Paws from Hot Pavement

Photo Credit: Dogtime and Hobart and Channel Highway Animal Hospitals While we bask in the sun’s warm rays, knowing that summertime weather may only last until September and not return until May, our pets don’t typically seek the heat. Not only do their all-season coats and limited ability to regulate body temperature by panting and sweating … Continued

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Love Pets, Hate Allergies? Managing and Treating Pet Allergies

Love pets, but hate allergies? For some unlucky folks, cats, dogs, horses, and bunnies all cause the same pet allergy symptoms: itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose or congestion, a rash, hives, and even difficulty breathing. Even allergies are common in dogs and cats, but what is it about some pets that cause allergies to … Continued

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Heartworm Disease in Dogs and What You Should Know

Did you know April is National Heartworm Awareness Month? This is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease among pets that is caused by a parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis. Heartworms are foot-long worms that impact our furry friends heart, lungs, and blood. You might not recognize heartworms in pets initially until the adult worms have matured. As this … Continued

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Avoid These Toxic Plants to Dogs In Your Garden

It’s officially spring season! Our pets, like us, have spent many days cooped up and are naturally eager to get outdoors and explore. Soon, green buds will emerge on the trees and daffodils and tulips will be among the first flowers to announce the arrival of the new season. The first pots of annuals and … Continued

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Are Candles, Essential Oils, and Air Fresheners Safe For Pets?

Evoking memories of pumpkin patch visits, jumping in falling leaves, and eating apple cider donuts, the smells of fall are powerful triggers of times long past. It is about this time of year when we pull the blankets a little tighter and light the maple sugar or cinnamon apple scented candle. Estimates are that our … Continued

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Dog Eyes: Canine Vision and How They See The World

As we head into Fall, it’s a great time to go outside with your dog and enjoy the comfortable temperatures and beautiful colors this season brings. Vibrant reds, yellows and oranges decorate the trees; colorful mums and pumpkins are on display. We know our furry friends appreciate the cooler weather and we like the changing … Continued

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dog allergies

Allergy Season: Symptoms and Treatment for Allergies in Dogs!

Just as airborne allergies are common in people, manifesting as itchy eyes, sneezing, and congestion, allergies are also common in dogs (and cats!). As the weather warms up and our furry friends spend more time in the spring sunshine, their exposure to outdoor allergens increases. Some inhalant allergies are prevalent year-round, such as those activated … Continued

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Protect Your Dog From Fleas and Ticks This Season!

Fleas and ticks unfortunately find their forever homes on dogs. Preventing fleas and ticks has come a long way with topical products that can be applied as often as monthly or oral pills that are both tasty and effective at eliminating many life stages of the flea and tick. Here are some important facts regarding … Continued

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Winter Tips: How to Care and Protect Dogs This Cold Season

Baby, it’s cold outside! If we are feeling the early chill of winter, you can bet our pets are too.  While we can turn up the heat, throw on some extra layers, and break out our waterproof boots, our dogs don’t have that same luxury. Certain northern breeds such as the Akita, Husky, Alaskan Malamute, … Continued

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