Each year, there’s a rise in toxic poisoning cases in pets around February 14 according to poison control experts. Therefore, we have put together a few helpful tips on how to have a pet-friendly Valentine’s Day.
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February is American Heart Month. While many think of this month for humans, it is also beneficial for pets as well. We encourage pet owners to care for their furry friend’s heart health by learning the signs of heart disease and focusing on prevention. Therefore, we will discuss how to keep your pet’s heart healthy.
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January is National Walk Your Dog Month! What better way to kick start your New Years Resolution by going outdoors to walk off some of that holiday food? There are numerous health benefits of walking for both you and your dog, which makes this a great way to start your new year. We have put together a few tips for walking your dog.
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It is estimated that as many as two-thirds of cat owners don’t clean their pet’s teeth. However, proper dental care for is just as important for your cat as it is for the humans in your family. We we will discuss the importance of dental care for cats.
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Dental health is an essential aspect of your dog’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. It’s necessary to have your veterinarian at All Pets check your dog’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. We we will discuss the importance of dental care for dogs.
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Sometimes you will seen the word “grain-free” on dog food labels. You may be wondering whether or not it’s better to feed your dog grain-free food. Therefore, we will answer the common question, “Should you feed your dog grain-free food?”
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August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month. A common question we get asked is, “Why does my dog scratch so much?” We will answer this question, as well as provide a few tips on how to prevent your dog from scratching so much.
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September is National Senior Pet Wellness Month. As our pets age, their healthcare needs change. They become more susceptible to certain health issues. The risk of disease increases with age and has the potential to worsen within a matter of weeks. Therefore, we have put together a guide for senior pet wellness.
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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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April is National Heartworm Awareness Month! Our veterinarians at All Pets often get the question, “Why does my dog need a heartworm test?” The heartworm is a parasite that transmits 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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