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Easter lilies and cats don’t mix

If you suspect your cat may have ingested any part of a lily, it is imperative that you take it to a veterinarian immediately for emergency care, and tell the vet of your suspicions. If caught in time, the problems can be arrested and renal function restored; if not, permanent kidney damage can result and death becomes likely.

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Parasites of spring and summer

As the warmer weather of spring brings the outdoors back to life with flowers and animals, the parasites that feed on those animals also make their presence known. Unfortunately, these parasites are numerous and would love to make your pet their new home. The good news is that parasites and their ill effects can be combated and treated and in many cases are preventable.

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Coping with the death of a pet

The death of a pet is often painful to the owner who faces both the loss of a companion and the process of dealing with the grief following that companion's passing, but you have to grieve before the healing process can begin.

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Fleas

Warm weather is coming and with warm weather comes fleas. The best way to fight these pesky parasites is to know your enemy. Here are some facts to help you understand what you are up against when it comes to protecting against and treating your pet for fleas.

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What is a “Dental”?

Often we tell our clients that their pet needs a "dental". This can be a confusing term as it can mean different things to different people. When we recommend a dental, what do we mean?

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Agility Dogs

It is often said that "a busy lad is a happy lad." That rings true for dogs as well. You've probably seen it on Animal Planet-- dogs running through tunnels and over teeter-totters at break-neck speed. This is a wonderful canine sport called 'Agility'. With time, patience, and most any dog, you could be running

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