3 Signs Your Dog Needs Veterinary Care Immediately

24 January 2017
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A dog can bring fun, love, and excitement to your home and family's life, but most people are not prepared for the overwhelming amount of care this new family member will need. From feeding and training to exercising and grooming, it is easy to see the challenges of pet ownership. However, with proper care and discipline, your dog can be a companion for many years to come. Unfortunately, even with proper care, your dog may develop certain conditions that can be painful and life-threatening. Read More 

Signs Your Pet Might Be Having A Vaccine Reaction

14 October 2016
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Vaccinating your pet is a critical responsibility of pet ownership. Without this protection against transmittable diseases, your furry friend is susceptible to a host of illnesses, some of which can become life-threatening. But every once in a while, dogs and cats can have allergic reactions to vaccines—reactions that are easy to treat, if you know what to look for and you address them right away. If your pet was just vaccinated and things seem a little " Read More 

Tips for Bottle Feeding and Caring for Newborn Puppies

11 February 2016
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While most newborn puppies have their mother to nurse, nurture, and raise them until they're able to get around on their own, it doesn't always work out that way. If you're taking in abandoned puppies in their first couple of days of life, it's important that you understand the details of their necessary care. Start with a visit to an emergency vet clinic to have the pups evaluated and to obtain a feeding and care schedule. Read More 

Slimming Down The Tubby Tabby: A Guide To Feline Fitness

14 December 2015
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If you believe your domestic cat has become overweight and needs to slim down, help your feline friend lose weight with a sensible diet and exercise plan. There are several ways you can help your kitty shed the extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight. The first step should be to obtain a thorough feline examination by a veterinarian at a local clinic like Howard County Animal Hospital. The vet can rule out health issues that exist before recommending a sensible diet. Read More 

Get Hip With Dysplasia Education: The 101 On Hip Dysplasia In Dogs

13 November 2015
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If you have brought a dog into your home, you may consider your dog an actual member of the family. Unfortunately, dogs cannot communicate certain aches and pains they are experiencing, so you will need to pay close attention to visible signs. Considering that hip dysplasia affects an estimated 20 to 40 percent of large-breed dogs, understanding the signs of this disorder is key to preventing discomfort, severe pain, and lameness. Read More