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COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, we are experiencing processing and shipping delays for some of our orders. We recommend placing your orders earlier than needed so that you do not run out of food or prescription medications.

ATTENTION: For the health and safety of our clients, patients and staff we have revised our policies and procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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We understand that taking care of a pet can be overwhelming. There are so many questions, so many unknowns. That’s why we’re here. We want to take the mystery out of pet care. Check this space for tricks of the trade from our vets!

Update on Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2)

New fatal diseases that spread easily are scary for pet owners. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Virus 2 (RHDV2) is one such disease. It is not a new virus, but it is… Read more

I Want to Take My Dog for a Run. Should I?

No doubt about it: dogs need and – benefit from – regular exercise. For a lot of pup parents, the preferred mode of exercise is a nice, leisurely walk or… Read more

Back to Work or School?

Back-to-school season or going back to work after COVID-19 restrictions may be stressful for pets. They are used to a lot of extra attention and probably more exercise, so they… Read more

Exotic Pets and You – A Match?

Exotic pets–from parakeets to geckos to hedgehogs–can make wonderful companions! Unfortunately, many are purchased on a whim. Take your time when choosing an exotic pet—for their sake and yours. Most… Read more

What can I do with my cat who nips me to tell me he’s hungry?

There are many reasons cats bite or nip, and it’s important to be aware of what your cat is trying to communicate. At an instinctual level, cats know if they… Read more

My dog gained 10 pounds even though she exercises; should I put her on a diet?

A few initial thoughts: like in people, maintenance of a healthy dog’s weight is a matter of calories in equaling calories out. As puppies mature into adult dogs, their calorie… Read more

My dog bites her front paws and is scooting on her butt; should I contact her vet about these allergy symptoms?

Scooting -- when a dog drags its anus along the ground -- is almost always a sign something is irritating your dog. What's behind that irritation can range from infection… Read more

Adventure Training for Dogs: How can I train my dog to go paddle boarding with me? Should I purchase a life jacket for him?

Thanks for your questions! Before teaching your dog an activity like paddle boarding, you should find out just how strong a swimmer he is. It’s important to build on skills… Read more

Immunization helps protect pets against deadly diseases; are your pet’s vaccinations up to date?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, created to remind people how important it is to keep their vaccinations up to date. But that advice isn’t just for humans—it’s vital for… Read more

Giardia Is No Joke! How can my pet get giardia?

Pronounced jee-ARE-dee-ya, it’s not a worm, bacteria, or virus—just a simple, one-celled parasite that can make your pet (and you) feel terrible. It’s also pretty common. While infected pets may not… Read more

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