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Bad Breath is a Bad Sign for Pets

If you’ve ever paid attention to what your pet puts in their mouth then there’s no wonder they may have “dog breath.” (Cats are especially sensitive to this insult!) But did you know that despite what they may have eaten, persistent bad breath isn’t normal? The most common causes of bad breath are poor oral […]

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Canine Influenza – Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is canine influenza? A: Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is a highly contagious respiratory infection of dogs that is caused by an influenza A virus. In the U.S., canine influenza has been caused by two influenza strains. The first strain reported in the United States, beginning in 2004, was an H3N8 influenza […]

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How Should I Introduce My New Kitten to Their New Environment?

Cats naturally inclined to investigate their new surroundings. Many experts suggested that their area of exploration be limited initially, so that these natural tendencies do not create an overwhelming task. After confining your new kitten to one area for the first few days, slowly allow your kitty to access other areas of the home. How should I […]

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Obesity – The Skinny on Fat Pets

We hear a lot about body shaming, or criticizing someone for their body shape. “Can you believe how much weight he gained after they got married?” or, “She is way too skinny. Someone should give that girl some pizza!” Opinions abound, and judgments are expressed; but what about our pets? Should we be offended if […]

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Rabies Alert

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County is reminding residents to protect themselves against rabies after several residents came in contact with a rabid cat around February 15, 2018. A rabies alert will remain in effect for 60 days in the areas near Plant City, The black and white domestic short-haired cat, estimated to be […]

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Cold Laser Therapy: How Does It Help?

Not many people know that there is a safe, drug free, and noninvasive way to speed up healing, give pain relief, and boost the quality of life to our pets. Cold laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to speed up the body’s natural healing process. Photons safely penetrate deep into the tissues to stimulate […]

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Should You Trust Online Pharmacies?

I don’t know what I would do without online shopping! I was never an online shopper before. I was someone who wanted to see and feel and try before I bought, but a chronic illness has changed all that. I now hop online whenever we need anything. Amazon has become my best friend for most […]

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HOT CARS KILL!

The temperature in a car can reach 100°F within 10 minutes on a 80°F day. On a 90°F day, the temperature in a car can reach 160°F in less than 10 minutes. Cracking or partially rolling down the windows has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car. Pets can suffer […]

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FAQs About Pet Microchipping for Dogs and Cats

Thousands of pet cats and dogs get lost every year in the United States. The biggest reason why lost pets are sent to animal shelters rather than to their owners is because of the lack of a proper identification on them. That’s why scientists and technologists have come out with something really quite remarkable – […]

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Importance of Taking Dental X-rays and Dental Cleaning

Taking dental radiographs, or x-rays, is part of a complete oral exam and is good veterinary medicine. Even when the teeth look healthy above the gum line, dental disease can be lurking below where 75% of the tooth structure lies. With the use of dental radiographs, we can find issues with your pet’s teeth before […]

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