Pet Owners

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Pet obesity is on the rise. In fact, it has been climbing steadily since 2010. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 56% of dogs and 60% of cats in the United States are overweight — that’s 106.7 million pets! And many pet owners don’t even know their furry companions need to lose weight. A variety of conditions can…

Check out these tips before your pet’s next appointment. They will help ensure a successful visit every time! Heads Up When you call the veterinary practice to make an appointment, be sure to let them know why you’re making the appointment — routine wellness exam, ear infection, dermatitis, spaying/neutering. Also let them know if there are any additional topics you…

From proper nutrition and preventative medications to grooming and mental stimulation, these tips will keep your dog or cat in tiptop shape. 1. Proper nutrition. Feeding your pet the right amount and type of food helps him maintain a healthy weight, which is one of the best ways to prevent obesity-related illnesses and extend his lifespan. Pets can usually meet…

Are You and Your Pet Prepared? As the wildfires in California continue to disrupt lives and displace entire communities, it serves as a ominous reminder for those of us who are fortunate enough not to be in harm’s way — natural disasters often occur without warning. It’s important for you and your pet to have a disaster preparedness plan in…

An estimated 10 million pets go missing in the United States every year, and one of the best ways to ensure a lost pet gets returned to his owner is by having him microchipped. The process is quick, easy and affordable. Read on for answers to some of the more common questions about microchipping. Why should I microchip my pet?…

Humans are expected to get annual exams — everything from routine checkups and bloodwork to teeth cleaning and eye exams. So why shouldn’t our pets do the same? Wellness exams can detect and treat preventable diseases, as well as spot signs of more serious illnesses, which is why it’s crucial to take your dog or cat in for regular exams….