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Which Cats are Hypoallergenic?

Most people think their allergic reactions to cats come from the animals’ fur. In reality, the source of the allergy originates in the saliva of the cat. When cats grooms themselves, allergens are transmitted throughout their coats and shed around the house. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic cat. However, there…

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Cat Sounds: What Do They Mean?

Every cat owner knows that cats are good at vocalizing their needs. Some cats talk more than others, but you know your cat wants something when he starts meowing. He might want to go outside, or maybe he is hungry. But beyond the typical plaintive “meow,” cats have plenty to say. Your cat will offer…

cat is sick

5 Signs Your Cat is Sick

Some cats seem almost smart enough to talk – in fact, many of them have no problem vocalizing their needs. But cats in pain tend to do the opposite. They may grow quiet and reclusive. Therefore, it’s a good idea for you to know your cat’s habits and be aware of subtle changes in your…

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Halloween Safety Tips

By Dr. Bruce Little Halloween is almost here! While Halloween is a joyous and thrilling time of year for us, it can create a lot of stress and anxiety for our pets. The constant doorbell ringing and strangely dressed people, with lots of scary costumes and elevated and unusual noises, can stress out many dogs and…

anxiety in dogs

Anxiety in Dogs and Cats

By Dr. Bruce Little Fear and anxiety in pets can come from many different sources. Pets can become fearful of people, sounds, sights, and other pets, either within your home or out in public. The cause can usually can be traced back to inadequate handling and exposure during the first few months of their lives….

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What Are Veterinary Technicians?

Next week, October 14-20, is National Veterinary Technician Week! Veterinary technicians are the people in scrubs who assist veterinarians while maintaining the well-being of the patients. They have a demanding job that requires a lot of versatility. Some of their duties include, but are not limited to: Initial exam of an animal to determine the…

bearded dragon lizard

What Are Bearded Dragons?

The Bearded Dragon is like a primeval character that would be a welcome pet for any “Game of Thrones” fan. This friendly Australian lizard has a gentle nature, and his spiky skin is quite soft. Bearded dragons are easy to keep, because they like a wide variety of foods and they remain small in size….