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CARE

Below are helpful links and resources for commonly asked questions about pet care. Also, check out our blog here for more articles, updates and stories about patient care.

PET CARE TOPICS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Check here for useful information regarding your pet's health and wellbeing 

as well as answers to questions we commonly get asked! As this list continues to grow, if you have any questions or concerns that are not answered below or on our blog here, please contact us!

Vaccines

Vaccinating your pet is one of the most important preventative measures you can take. Make sure to discuss your questions and concerns with our Veterinarians vaccine protocol can differ patient to patient and can be tailored to the lifestyle needs of both you and your pet

Vaccine Quick Guides:

Canine

Click on the button below to see which vaccines are recommended specificially for your dog based on his/her lifestyle:

Feline

Online reference guides/resources:

Oral/Dental Hygiene

Good oral health is an important part of good general health for your pet and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Also, check out the video below showing you how to brush your pet's teeth at home!

How To Videos

Check out some our How To videos! If there's anything you'd like us to make a video about please email us and we will gladly make one!

Parasites

Parasites that affect your pets (and in some cases, you!) can be both external and internal. Many of these unwanted visitors and the diseases they carry can be prevented and yearly checkups and routine testing can help to make sure they stay our!

Online reference guides/resources:

Training/Behaviors

From house training your pet to recognizing and curbing behavior, below is a short list of common issues dog and cat owners have asked us about. Starting young and being consistent are key, however always remember: you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

Spaying/Neutering

Every year, millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens, are euthanized. The good news is that responsible pet owners can make a difference. By having your dog or cat sterilized, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. The procedure has no effect on a pet’s intelligence or ability to learn, play, work or hunt. Some pets tend to be better behaved following surgical removal of their ovaries or testes, making them more desirable companions.

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Miscellaneous

Here you will find a "jumble" of information that we have either had frequent questions on or common concerns about. Also, don't forget to use your most valuable resource - us!

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How dangerous are they

Heartworms, fleas and ticks, oh my! You hear us say their names but how dangerous are they really?

Get your pet to the Vet!

Read general vaccine and exam guidelines for new puppies and kittens!

Senior pets

Dogs over the age of 8 and cats over 10 should be seen by a Vet every 6 months.

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