The Secret to Great Dog Dental Care

If you’re like a lot of dog lovers, you recognize the importance of a healthy mouth for your dog, but you might be a little confused. How often should you brush your dog’s teeth yourself vs. taking Fido to the veterinarian for professional teeth cleaning? Are there long-term health implications if you DON’T get your pup’s teeth cleaned regularly? Are there signs of dental problems you can look for in your dog's mouth? Great questions, all!

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Why Microchip Your Dog?

If your dog went missing, how would you try to find him? Post “lost” notices on electrical poles and on Facebook? Comb the neighborhood calling for your dog and looking at your phone every three seconds in case someone found him? Call your shelter to ask if anyone had found him and taken him to the shelter?

While all of these are viable -- and common -- practices, there are a few ways you can increase the odds that you'll be reunited with your pooch should the unthinkable happen.

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Lumps and Bumps? Get Them Checked!

Are you seeing lumps, bumps or growths on your pet? No matter what you call them, masses of all kinds, from harmless skin growths to malignant tumors, are actually fairly common in our furry friends.

How Does Your Veterinarian Examine Lumps and Bumps?

While most masses are benign, we recommend examinations and fine needle aspirates for all new growths. This simple procedure allows the veterinarian to determine the nature of the growth by collecting a sample of cells and viewing them under a microscope.

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Dog Bite Prevention: 3 Things You Should Know

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million dog bites occur in the U.S every single year. The majority of dog bite victims are children. In addition, children are most often bitten during everyday interaction with dogs that they know. As responsible pet owners, and to those who are parents to small children, it is important to take every preventative measure possible to avoid anyone from being harmed.

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Cold Weather Tips for Your Pet

Now that winter is upon us, particularly the Midwest winter, it is important to know how to keep your pet warm as well as yourself! Further than simply not leaving your cat or dog outside for any extended period of time, there are ways to keep them warm even on their walks or while at home when...

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Gifts to Avoid for Your Pet

The holidays are officially here! While you want to include your pet in the festivities, some parts of the holidays that are fun for you can be harmful to your pets. For the most part, your pet can enjoy presents, time with family, pet treats, and more; however, it is important that, as a pet...

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Pet Diabetes Month

Just as November is National Diabetes Month, it is also National Pet Diabetes Month. While most common in elderly pets, younger pets can also develop diabetes. While it is harder to determine if your pet has Type I or II diabetes than in a human, essentially if your pet has either type of...

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Keep Your Pet Safe on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you want to ensure that the whole family has a great time, including your pets! Your animals are a part of your family, so it is important to keep them safe, and make sure they feel comfortable during all of the commotion. For pets that have anxiety or...

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