july 4th pet safety tips

July 4th Pet Safety Tips

July 4th 2018 is almost upon us! Barbecues, outdoor celebrations, and of course, fireworks. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a 2016 survey reported that 44 percent of owners said their dogs showed signs of noise aversion, the term used to describe the fear and anxiety dogs experience during loud noise. Dogs suffering…

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Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Pet ownership comes with a lot of responsibility, but it isn’t without its rewards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, as well as feelings of loneliness. Here are just some of the positive health impacts of owning a pet: Reduction of Stress Pets…

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The Benefits of Pets in the Workplace

June 22 is Bring Your Dog to Work Day! Launched in 1999 by Pet Sitters International (PSI), it’s an annual event celebrated on the Friday after Father’s Day.  Are you bringing your dog to work? Over the past few years more and more businesses have embraced the concept of a pet-friendly workplace. Think it’s crazy?…

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Emergency Vet Visits: Know the Signs

As you know, pets need routine veterinary care for vaccinations, parasite control, dental care and grooming. But of course, pets can sometimes encounter health issues outside of their regular checkups, which may even necessitate an emergency veterinary visit. Many emergencies can be prevented by keeping your pet safe and removing all toxic substances out of…

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Mobile Veterinarians: 3 Advantages

Mobile veterinarians are a new concept for most pet owners. These are veterinarians who make house calls. They might have one car or a fleet, and some may also have traditional facilities. Many traveling clinics are outfitted with state-of-the-art technology and can do everything from blood tests to spay and neuter surgery. There are even…