KEEPING THE HOLIDAYS HAPPY

A great deal of planning goes into the celebrations that make the month of December a whirlwind of food, family, friends and festivities!  Keeping the holidays happy and memorable takes a little extra effort for those of us with pets. Nothing dampens the holiday spirit like a sick pet, especially when the humans in their lives realize it could have been prevented. Being prepared will make it easier for you to get help quickly should you be faced with a medical emergency. Since most veterinary offices close over the holidays, talk to your veterinarian about where you should go for
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A CAUTIONARY TALE…

Driving to work, in the pouring rain, a Vet Tech spotted a tiny Yorkie shivering, wet, and obviously alone.  Everything about the scene pointed to a dog in trouble.  Pulling to the curb, and opening the door in an attempt to attract the dog, she was surprised at how quickly the little guy hopped in.  He wasn’t wearing a collar, and had no identifying tags.  She was hoping he had been microchipped.  She took him to her Veterinary Hospital to scan for a chip, and was excited to find one.  Now, she’d only need to check the registry, and this
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THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES…

Chances are, we’ve all hit rough patches in life that drag us down, and sap our spirit.  It isn’t uncommon for our furry little friends to mirror our demeanor…they seem to be anxious when we’re anxious, depressed when we’re depressed.  While they have no idea what’s going on in our lives, they know that their best friend isn’t the same, and things have become very different in their world.  Some pets work through life’s interruptions better than others.  They switch their attention from us to other forms of entertainment…playing with toys, looking out the window, licking their paws, chewing things
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Pet Safety for Stormy Weather

Every pet parent knows that when a storm is coming, it could spell disaster—not just for your lawn furniture, but your pets, too! Many pets are more sensitive to the changes in the weather than we are, and they don’t always understand that those loud booms and flashes of light can’t hurt them when they’re safely inside. While we can try to keep them calm, often our soothing words fall on deaf ears. Luckily, we have some advice on ways you can prepare for the storm and suffer minimal pet breakdowns!   Keeping Calm When Seeking Shelter As with so
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