Safe and Sound with Pet Microchipping

These days, it’s rare to adopt a pet who hasn’t already been microchipped (as well as spayed or neutered). That’s because veterinary personnel and others in the animal caregiving professions understand the importance of this permanent form of identification. Each year, hundreds of thousands of pets enter the shelter system in the United States, many [...]

Year-Round Pet Heartworm Prevention: Is it Really Necessary?

In our neck of the woods, we’re no stranger to bugs, but mosquitoes have a particularly bad reputation because they carry a disease that can be life-threatening to our pets. Heartworm disease can affect cats as well as dogs and is prevalent in all 50 states and Canada. The disease results from foot-long worms that [...]

Ah-Choo! Getting a Handle on Allergies in Pets

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know the signs: itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, perhaps a cough, or even a few hives. Unfortunately, allergies aren’t limited to humans. Allergies in pets can be every bit as uncomfortable for them as they are for us. In fact, this is one of the most common [...]

Pet Microchipping Primer

When a beloved dog or cat becomes separated from their owner in a natural disaster, home fire, or just by slipping out the door, it can be devastating. While it is not possible to prevent all of these types of events, there are some things you can do to help your pet get home safely. [...]

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