The Importance of Heartworm Prevention in Pets

Summer is upon us, and with summer comes those pesky mosquitos! What many people don’t realize is that those tiny little bugs can transmit heartworms: foot-long worms that affect the heart, lungs, and blood vessels in pets.

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Emma’s Meow Memo: 5 Ways to Pamper Your Pet

Meet Emma, the cutest, sweetest, and fluffiest cat around (according to her mom, Social Media Assistant Melissa, that is). Emma is here to share five of her meow-worthy feline favorites, and since she turns two years old this month, she knows what she is talking about!

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7 Healthy Choices for Healthy Pets

When was the last time that you required medical attention of some sort? Consider for a moment the multitude of steps that you probably took and the many choices that you made in an effort to resolve your issue. Did you talk to a loved one about the problem? Did you research a potential solution online? Did you consult with your family doctor, drive to your local drugstore to buy medication, or consider lifestyle changes that may help?

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A Day in the Life of a Vet Tech

Getting started in the veterinary field wasn’t planned, but it is definitely right where I belong. I can’t imagine doing anything else.

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5 Things to Consider When Adopting a Cat

Every year between the months of March and November, thousands of kittens are born to feral cats and unaltered family pets. Throughout these months, animal shelters commonly become overwhelmed during this “kitten season.”

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How to Kitten-Proof Your Home

Being naturally curious and playful by nature may have something to do with the old saying that “cats have nine lives.” When bringing a new kitten (or kittens) into the home, it is necessary to do some kitten-proofing to ensure your new feline friend stays safe and healthy.

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Emergency Preparedness with Pets

Disasters and emergencies are usually surprises, leaving us with little time to prepare for the worst. Sometimes these situations may require us to evacuate our homes for a few hours, days, or even permanently. In a time of emergency, health is our most important asset, and the same can be said for our pets. For preparedness, keeping an evacuation pack, or “evac pack” on hand is a proactive way to keep pets healthy and safe in case of emergency.

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