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Scratching and more scratching...

By Jennifer Herne, LVT The weather is getting cooler which means you can stop your flea preventative, right? No! You should not stop. I have had many...

 

Parvovirus; when and why do puppies need to be vaccinated?

By Jennifer Herne, LVT I feel one of the most preventable diseases is parvovirus. This is an intestinal infection that shows as bloody diarrhea and...

 

Guinea Pigs

By Jennifer Herne, LVT It is always a good idea to research a pet before you acquire that specific kind of animal. Before choosing a pet you should...

 

Pet Emergencies

We are all more active outdoors in the summertime and this can lead to more injuries to our pets. You can be prepared for injuries to your pet by...

 

Beat the Heat!

By Jennifer Herne, LVT In the winter, dog fur is great protection against the cold, but in the summertime it can be a problem, not just for the thick...

 

Grass Eating Dog?

By Jennifer Herne, LVT You probably have seen your dog chomping down on some nice green grass at some point in their lives. They aren't cows so why...

 

Dog Bite Prevention

Compiled by Jennifer Herne, LVT Did you know that 50 percent of all children in the United States will be bitten by a dog before their 12th birthday?...

 

Cat Carrier Nightmares??!!

By Jennifer Herne, LVT You have 20 minutes to get your cat to the vet and Fluffy is giving you a hard time, clawing and biting and growling. Yes, it...

 

Lyme Disease

By Jennifer Herne, LVT I have been noticing that a lot of people are sharing information about ticks. I have always been fascinated with ticks and...

 

Tips for Healthy Pets in the Summer

By Jennifer Herne, LVT I think that summer is finally here and it is important to remember that our pets can suffer the same issues we do in the heat...

 

More Top Tips for healthy animals

By Jennifer Herne, LVT Continued from last week... The last 3 tips for a healthy pet are: 8. Pets need dental health too. Most of us have regular...

 

More Top Tips for healthy animals

By Jennifer Herne, LVT Continued from last week... 5. Maintaining a healthy weight. Just as humans are healthier by keeping weight off, animals also b...

 

Top tips veterinary professionals want you to know (and do)

By Jennifer Herne, LVT 1. Regular exams. It is very important to get your pet to the vet at least once per year. Just as we humans should have a yearl...

 

Heartworm Awareness Month

By Jennifer Herne, LVT Spring has arrived and April is Heartworm Awareness Month. Heartworm is a preventable, but serious and potentially fatal...

 

Springtime and Your Pet

By Jennifer Herne, LVT Spring has arrived and your pet is probably just as excited as you are. Though spring brings us fresh air, sunshine and cool...

 

What is Rabies?

By Jennifer Herne, LVT Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. The virus is secreted in saliva and is usually...

 

The Winter Blues

By Jennifer Herne, LVT We are getting closer to Spring each day now, my cat is starting to go outside more often but the last month or so she hasn't...

 

Pets Need Dental Care, Too!

By Jennifer Herne, LVT Don't turn your head to your pets' stinky breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk. Periodontal disease is fairly...

 

Every Season is Flea Season

By Jennifer Herne, LVT Have you ever been to a flea circus? Well, hopefully you don't live in a flea circus. You might think this is an off-season...

 

Why do cats purr?

By Jennifer Herne, LVT I have often wondered why cats purr, as a vet tech I have seen cats in many different situations, fear, anxiety and contentment...

 

Ho-Ho- UH-OH!

By Jennifer Herne, LVT Pet safety during the holidays is probably not on your mind, but here are a few things to keep in mind during this time of...

 

A Healthy Puppy Starts with a Healthy Mother Dog

By Jennifer Herne, LVT You might wonder why it is so important to vaccinate and deworm your dog. I have given lots of information on when to...

 

Don't leave your pet out in the cold!

By Jennifer Herne, LVT As winter starts to settle in, pet owners face some challenges. We have to deal with cold, wind and snow. One tip that is easy...

 

Cold feet?

By Jennifer Herne, LVT The weather is starting to get colder so your pet is probably getting reluctant to go out and do their business. What can you...

 

Senior Pet Care

By Jennifer Herne, LVT Pets are living longer than ever now due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits. One consequence of this is that pets,...

 

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