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February 20, 2018 - 9:32pm

We are blessed to live in an area that mostly avoids extreme weather conditions like blizzards and hurricanes, but sometimes inclement weather does occur. Patient care is of paramount importance to us, but so is the safety of our staff.

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February 20, 2018 - 12:15pm

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February 19, 2018 - 8:48pm

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we put together a video of things we love.

February 19, 2018 - 7:53pm

So, why do cats purr? Let's look at how cats purr and why your cat purring isn't always a sign that your kitty is content.

By Marilyn Krieger of Catster.com

Cats are evolutionary masterpieces of design. They have evolved in such a way that many of their characteristics, including behaviors, are multifunctional — helping to increase the odds of survival. Cat scratching marks territories, it communicates conflicted feelings and it maintains nail health. Cat whiskers...

February 19, 2018 - 1:24pm

February is the month of love and we know there is a lot to love about your furry companion. So don’t be heartbroken!

February is National Pet Dental and Heart Health Month. Here are a few things to help your cat or dog live a longer and healthier life.

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February 19, 2018 - 12:41pm

By Amy Plankenhorn, DVM

Winter, with its cold and damp weather, can be tough on arthritis sufferers. But for animals with arthritis, any time of the year can bring pain and stiffness. While cats definitely can have arthritis, today we're going to focus on hip dysplasia and hip arthritis in dogs.

What exactly is arthritis?

By definition, arthritis means painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. When we talk about "arthritis," we're usually thinking about osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, which occurs when there is a breakdown in the normal...

January 15, 2018 - 5:53pm

The start of a new year brings excitement for new possibilities and a time of feeling refreshed. First we want take a moment to remember some wonderful moments of 2017.

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January 15, 2018 - 12:14pm

By Dr. Kasandra Garner

Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common types of poisoning that occurs in pets. Ethylene glycol is the main ingredient in most antifreeze products, and it has a sweet flavor that appeals to pets. Since 2012, manufacturers have added a bittering agent to antifreeze to help decrease its appeal, but owners should still be aware of the risks of antifreeze ingestion. Only a few tablespoons can be life threatening to a medium sized dog. Most of the time pets are exposed to antifreeze when the owner is unaware that they have a leak in the radiator, and the...

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