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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….

The dogs days of summer are upon us! That means spending time at the lake, frolicking in the sun and, unfortunately, the threat of heat stroke. Pets are especially susceptible to overheating because they can’t sweat like humans do. Instead, they cool themselves by panting, which isn’t the most efficient way to dissipate heat. This increases their risk for overheating…

The Hard Facts About Heartworms April is National Heartworm Awareness Month. While most owners are aware of the importance of protecting their pets from fleas and ticks, many are in the dark about how dangerous this potentially deadly parasite can be. Heartworm disease is a serious illness that can affect both dogs and cats (as well as ferrets), causing severe…

Winter is over, and spring is finally here! But while most all of us look forward to longer days, warmer weather and blooming flowers, there’s one aspect of spring that some of us dread — the dawn of allergy season. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, researchers estimate that 50 million people in the United States have…

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month, which makes now the perfect time to take a good look around your home and identify the items that are toxic for your pets. Depending on the amount they ingest, all of the items on this list can cause health problems ranging from gastrointestinal distress, vomiting and lethargy to organ failure and even…

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, which is a great time to reflect on the benefits of altering our pets. In addition to reducing the overwhelming number of unwanted dogs and cats who end up in shelters across the country each year, most veterinarians agree that spaying (removing our female pets’ ovaries and uterus) and neutering (removing our male pets’ testicles)…