All Pets Veterinary Medical Center Offers Insight On Protecting Yourself and Your Pet from Parasites


Many don’t know that some parasites can actually be transferred from pets to people. Parasites are organisms that live in or on our pets and include external parasites such as fleas, ticks and internal parasites like worms and protozoa. Roundworms and hookworms are also common parasites in pets that can affect people as well. All Pets Veterinary Medical Center offers tips on protecting yourself and your pets from these harmful parasites.

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Is a Bunny a Good Addition to Your Family?

Are you considering welcoming a bunny into your family? If so, this is not a decision that should be made lightly. Before making this addition to your family, consider the following information and how this decision will affect the life of a rabbit or two and every member in your household.

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Why We Recommend Nationwide Pet Insurance

petinsuranceHere at All Pets Veterinary Medical Center, we recommend Nationwide Insurance to all of our clients. Nationwide is recommended most because of the many benefits it provides. This insurance provider is most often chosen by pet owners because of its flexibility, risk-free, stability and trustworthy benefits.

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Why Does My Dog Only Squat to Pee?

1436019951k0rrcIn both male and female dogs squatting and leg lifting are acceptable behaviors. Some males may squat to relieve themselves, while some females may choose to lift a leg. But many may be wondering—why?

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Planning a Trip with Pets Who Get Car Sick

file000267016039Many people have experienced “that look” with their pets. The one where it’s like he’s trying to say, “What? You’re leaving me?!?” No matter how many times you try to explain it to him that he gets sick in the car and he’ll be miserable if you take him along, he doesn’t understand what you’re saying. All he knows is that you’re going on a vacation, and he’s not.

Having a dog who gets car sick when traveling can definitely present its challenges, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t all enjoy the holiday vacation together! Here are a few helpful tips for traveling with a pet who gets car sick.

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Environmental Enrichment for Birds

Although owning a pet bird may seem like an easy and fun endeavor, there are many challenges associated with maintaining happy and healthy birds. Some pet birds are caged most of their lives and get rather lonely without the stimulating contact between people or with their instincts. Adding this sort of stimulation to your birds life can improve his or her overall happiness, and being in a cage all the time won’t seem so bad. Significant aspects of natural behavior are denied to varying degrees for birds kept as companion animals. Examples of these include flocking, social interaction with other birds, foraging on a variety of foods, and flight. Birds are social, loud and messy. When kept in captivity they deserve the owners’ tolerance to exhibit these normal behaviors.

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The Chemistry Panel in Dogs and Cats


Have you ever wondered what the normal values for the blood chemistry elements for dogs and cats are? Well, “normal” is actually quite relative. Every veterinary diagnostic lab and “in clinic” laboratory equipment will have its own set of calibrated values that are considered “normal”. So as to be expected, the “normal values” will vary.

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Treating Arthritis In Dogs

X0eqFwMost of the symptoms seen in dogs with arthritis result from pain. As a result, treatment for arthritis in dogs is geared toward reducing pain and maintaining muscle mass and joint mobility. This is best accomplished by using a combination of treatments rather than relying on only one medication or treatment option.

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Canine Influenza Virus


The virus that causes dog flu, Influenza Type A (H3N8), was first identified in Florida in 2004. It primarily infects the respiratory system and is extremely contagious. A vaccine was granted full license by the United States Department of Agriculture in 2009 (Nobivac® Canine Flu H3N8). Some dogs can be exposed to the virus and fight off infection without showing clinical signs.

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