A healthy mouth means more than just sparkling teeth and fresh breath; it’s an important part of your pet’s overall health and well being. During your pet’s annual wellness exam, the veterinarian will look inside his/her mouth for visible signs of dental disease like plaque, tartar, gingivitis, and any broken or worn teeth. Based on… Continue reading Dentistry for Your Pet
Did you know that a decade-long study conducted by Purina concluded that Labrador Retrievers fed to their lean body weight lived almost two years longer and required treatment for arthritis three years later than overweight dogs? Unfortunately, over half of dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese and, just like in people,… Continue reading Pets Battle the Bulge, Too!
As a “pet parent,” there are certain precautions you should take to keep your dogs and cats safe this time of year. The following tips should help you enjoy a happy Halloween with your pets. Keep candy out of pets’ reach. Chocolate in all forms can be very dangerous to dogs and cats. Symptoms may… Continue reading Halloween and Your Pets!
Why is it that cats visit the veterinarian much less frequently than dogs do? Is it because they don’t get sick as often . . . or that they don’t need preventive care? The resounding answer is NO! Cats – both outdoor and indoor – need routine health care and vaccinations. However, cat owners tell… Continue reading Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?!
Lily is a 10 year old spayed Chesapeake Bay retriever mix. She was brought to Animal Control at the end of September after her owner passed away. Lily arrived at Animal Control with a skin infection, but has since been treated and is improving. Volunteers report that she has been friendly and has pep in… Continue reading Animal Control Pets of the Week
Did you know: One out of every three pets in the United States will go missing at some point in their lives? Approximately 4.3 million pets enter animal shelters as unidentified strays each year. Of those, only 15% of dogs and 2% of cats are reunited with their owners? Almost 80% of cats reported missing… Continue reading Microchipping Your Pets
Benjamin is a 1 year old kitty who was brought in to Animal Control at the end of September. He was left behind when his previous owners were evicted, so a concerned neighbor brought him in. Benjamin is available to a qualified adopter at no cost during the Fall Special. Lexxi is a 9 year… Continue reading Animal Control Pets of the Week