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The Importance of Pet Socialization

The Importance of Pet Socialization

Socializing your pet is more than just an excuse to show off your adorable new puppy or kitten. Ensuring your pet has a variety of positive experiences in the world around them will help give them the tools they need to adjust to whatever life throws at them. Proper...

Preventing Pet Obesity in Your Pet

Preventing Pet Obesity in Your Pet

Has your pet been looking a little extra fluffy recently? In honor of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, we’re shedding light on three important ways to nourish your pet to keep them at a healthy weight. Here are a few tips to ensure your four-legged friend is more...

It’s Time to Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pet

It’s Time to Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pet

Do you know what would happen to your pet in an emergency? If you don't know, it is important to take these steps to ensure their safety if the unthinkable becomes a reality. #1: Ensure your pet is always wearing current identification In an emergency, your pet may be...

Preparing Your Pet for a Calm Vet Visit

Preparing Your Pet for a Calm Vet Visit

Regular veterinary visits are necessary for your pet's health, but the associated fear and anxiety they may cause are not. Many pet owners delay preventive care because of their pet's extreme stress at the veterinary clinic.  Don't let anxiety keep your pet out of the...

Allergy Symptoms in Your Pet

Allergy Symptoms in Your Pet

With spring and summer here, it means that allergy season is upon us. While humans sniff and sneeze throughout these summer months, you might notice that your pet experiences different symptoms. You might experience allergies through your respiratory system, but...

Helping Your Cat Enjoy the Vet

Helping Your Cat Enjoy the Vet

When was the last time you took your cat to visit the veterinarian? We realize that a visit to your vet is not often your cat's favorite thing to do, but regular veterinary care is essential for the lifelong health of your feline friend. Cats are masters at hiding...

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

In response to the social distancing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are requesting clients comply with a few changes at our hospital. We will continue to provide vital veterinary care and take all precautions to keep our staff & clients healthy. Our...

FAQs Pet Owners Ask Me About Dental Care

FAQs Pet Owners Ask Me About Dental Care

Written by Dr. Steve Hampton Do my pet’s teeth hurt? If you have ever had a tooth ache, you know the pain! 80% of dogs and cats over three years of age have some type of dental disease. Unless your pet is one of the fortunate 20%, they would probably appreciate having...

5 Tips Before Boarding Your Pets

5 Tips Before Boarding Your Pets

Traveling over the holidays? Now is the best time to prepare your pet for their stay away from home. 1. Puppies or kittens should be left with a trusted family member or pet sitter. The very young are more susceptible to infectious diseases that may be encountered in...

In January We Focus on Senior Pet Health Care

In January We Focus on Senior Pet Health Care

Every January we focus on Senior Pet Health Care. Your senior pet needs special care to help keep them healthy and happy for as long as possible. On average, we consider cats and dogs to be a senior around seven years of age. The larger the breed of dog the faster...