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Heartworm Prevention

Everyone with a dog knows that they are supposed to give their pet a monthly heartworm preventative chewable. And nearly everyone likely has neglected giving their dog that monthly chewable at some point (no judgement... we forget sometimes too!). It's not easy remembering to give that monthly...

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10 Dog Food Myths Debunked

By Melissa Kauffman What is optimal canine nutrition? This is the question even our trusted veterinarians can’t agree on, let alone dog parents who seek answers.  Nutritional needs for a dog should be simple and straightforward, however, just as there are different approaches, trends and...

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Setting Your Pet Up for Success After Shelter In Place

Tips for Combatting Separation Anxiety It’s been a pleasant surprise for us during shelter in place, to see so many animals being adopted. The hope is that these adoptions will last beyond the pandemic into forever. To that end, our team is providing as much support and advice as possible to set...

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Three Long Term Plans to Make for Your Pet

By Melissa Kauffmann  In the eyes of the law, pets are seen as property. For some, making long-term plans and even wills for an animal may seem a bit far fetched. But, every single pet lover in the world would likely disagree.  Unlike humans, pets cannot be left to their own devices if something...

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How to Keep Your Pet Calm & Mentally Stimulated During COVID-19

By Melissa Kauffman During these tough times, taking care of our mental health should be a priority. Social distancing is hard for us, but has anyone asked how our pets have been handling it? Many of us are locked in for the majority of the day, but explaining why to our pets is impossible. Not...

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