How do I…. select a veterinary clinic?

One of the most important aspects of pet care is having a dedicated health professional working with you and your pet to ensure they stay healthy. For many long-term pet owners, this usually means a good relationship with the same veterinarian for many years. For new pet owners however, it can be daunting and confusing. more »

Apr 06, 2010
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Fish Illnesses

We have had fish for quite some time, since my stepson was young in fact. My husband was beaming when he introduced us to the newest additions to our family, two small goldfish and their shiny new tank. I am confident that at least one goldfish was named “Nemo” after the popular Disney movie, however more »

Apr 01, 2010
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Exercising your Dog

My dog Jersey has me very well-trained. She’s spent a lot of time on my pet education, trying to be patient (she vents her frustration by a strategic pee on the newest or cleanest rug in the house) and as a result I am very attentive when it comes to her exercise needs. Typically, she more »

Mar 31, 2010
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Pets and Wildlife

It isn’t hard to notice the variety of wildlife that seems to emerge overnight once the temperature get warmer. Backyard and rural wildlife end their winter hibernation and need to hunt and forage for food to feed themselves and their new offspring. An abundance of baby animals can be seen, including Canadian geese, raccoons, squirrels, more »

Mar 24, 2010
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Have you ever seen your cat do this?

This is a wonderful moment caught on tape by someone filming their cat, who is using a rather unusual method of drinking from the kitchen tap. This video reminded me of one day on the farm when our orange tabby cat, Ginger, was perched on the side of one of the large water troughs in more »

Mar 19, 2010
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Spay and Neutering: What you Need to Know

Along with spring will come lots of adorable bundles of fur into homes everywhere, specifically kittens and puppies. While there is nothing cuter than those big brown eyes peeking out at you from under all that fluff, before you know it will be time to think about taking your new pet to the veterinarian to more »

Mar 15, 2010
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Springtime Health Check

While we enjoy the warmer weather (or at least a wonderful break from those cold winter temperatures!), pet owners should plan to make a spring visit to their veterinarian for an annual check-up for their pet. Springtime can mean increased exposure to other animals (in your local dog park or the wildlife in your backyard) more »

Mar 10, 2010
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Fur, fur and more fur

There are two things in my household that multiply so quick it almost defies science: laundry and pet hair. I am baffled on a daily basis how much of each can accumulate in places where neither man nor beast can go, such as my stepson’s little sock once found under the fridge, or small chunks more »

Mar 05, 2010
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Building a Friendship with your Finicky Feline

“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” -Mary Bly, Author There are so many endearing qualities our feline friends can have. Affectionate, intelligent, athletic, inquisitive… the list can go on and on. Just like people, cats have individual personalities that can shine through at the best of more »

Mar 02, 2010
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Poisoning Prevention for your Pet

There are some things that every pet owner must know; including what to do if their animal has ingested something poisonous, as well as what their pet looks like when healthy. (By knowing what your pet is like when they are healthy gives you a good benchmark for identifying when they are feeling lethargic, off more »

Feb 26, 2010
by Aubrie
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