Breed Highlight: Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

The small but sturdy and resilient Bichon Frise stands among the world’s great “personality dogs.”  These irresistible canine comedians have relied on charm, beauty and intelligence to weather history’s ups and downs. We will discuss this breed to help you determine if it is ideal for you and your family.

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The Importance of Wellness Bloodwork for Pets

Wellness bloodwork for pets

Often times, our clients will ask, “Is wellness bloodwork for pets really that necessary?” Bloodwork allows us to learn information about your pet’s health which we can only discover from collecting and analyzing a sample of blood. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistry that analyze chemical components in the blood. We will discuss the importance of well pet bloodwork.

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Breed Highlight: Pug

Pug

Pugs are often described as a lot of dog in a small space. Wherever he goes, his wrinkly face and fun-loving personality charm people. This breed is good with other dogs, cats and children, and nothing makes him happier than being part of the family. While he may not be a jogging buddy, this lively fellow loves an outing to the office or park. Therefore, we will discuss this breed to help you determine if it is ideal for you and your family.

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Why Does My Dog need a Heartworm Test?

Why does my dog need a heartworm test?

Our veterinarians at All Pets often get the question, “Why does my dog need a heartworm test?” The heartworm is a parasite that is transmitted through mosquitoes and get’s into your pet’s bloodstream. Once there, it can clog the arteries and damage the heart. These health threats can also harm your dog’s lungs. Therefore, the heartworm test is an essential part of any checkup to ensure your dog’s overall health.

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Caring for Primates: How to Care for Chimpanzee Monkeys as Pets

how to care for chimpanzees

Caring for primates requires a lot of effort and patience. The Chimpanzee is the largest type of primate you might find as a pet and it is not actually a monkey. Therefore, we will discuss how to care for Chimpanzees.

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Breed Highlight: Havanese

Havanese

The Havanese has won many admirers with his long, silky hair, expressive eyes and cuddly size. Bred as a companion dog to the Cuban aristocracy in the 1800s, the Havanese has earned the nickname “Velcro dog” because he sticks so closely to his owner’s side. However, don’t write this breed off as a lapdog because it is trainable and surprisingly energetic. Also, this breed has excelled in dog sports and canine careers ranging from circus performer to assisting the handicapped. Therefore, we will discuss this breed to help you determine if it is ideal for you and your family.

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February is Pet Dental Health Month!

Pet Dental Health Month


February is Pet Dental Health Month! Dental health is an essential aspect of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. It’s necessary to have your veterinarian check your dog or cat’s teeth and gums at least once a year to examine for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

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Breed Highlight: Pomeranian

Pomeranian

The Pomeranian, long a favorite of royals and commoners alike, can be the ideal companion. The glorious coat, smiling, foxy face and vivacious personality help make the Pomeranian one of the world’s most popular toy breeds. We will discuss this breed to help you determine if it is ideal for you and your family.

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Antibiotics for Dogs: Common Side Effects and How to Avoid Them

 

Antibiotics for Dogs

Our veterinarians at All Pets use antibiotics to treat infections in dogs. While antibiotics don’t kill viruses, we sometimes prescribe them to treat secondary bacterial infections that can occur when an animal is ill from a viral infection. However, antibiotics can sometimes cause side effects. Therefore, we will discuss the common side effects of antibiotics for dogs and how to avoid them.

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