Over the Counter Flea & Tick Control Toxicity

  Always check with your Veterinarian before using any flea & tick product! The products are sold in major supermarkets and pet supply stores. They’re meant to get rid of fleas and ticks on your pets. But after looking closely through government data, NBC Los Angeles found thousands of reported pet illnesses and deaths that…

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It’s National Cat Day October 29th

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FDA Facts: Jerky Pet Treat

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/NewsEvents/Newsroom/FactSheets/UCM371715.pdf  

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Jerky treats leave nearly 600 dogs dead in ‘mysterious outbreak’, FDA says

Federal health officials are warning pet owners to be cautious about feeding their dogs jerky treats as they continue to investigate a treat-related illnesses that has left nearly 600 dogs dead and sickened more than 3,000 others. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an alert to consumers about the illnesses and deaths tied to…

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Halloween Dangers to Dogs & Cats: 24/7 Animal Poison Control Center 800-213-6680

During the week of Halloween, calls to the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline increase by 12 percent, making it the call center’s busiest time of year.   “Each year we experience a sharp increase in calls around Halloween, especially during the weekends surrounding the holiday,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “Most…

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Who rules in your house? Here’s a fun little video about cats who steal the dog’s bed.

http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2013/10/cats-stealing-dog-beds-compilation.html

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It’s Veterinary Technician Week

It’s National Veterinary Technician Week! What does a veterinary technician do? We’re glad you asked, check out this video about our great techs and assistants. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnxBWwNbYFI

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5 Tips to De-stressing Your Cat’s Vet Visit

“Chloe, why do you always hide under the part of the bed I can’t reach? I’ll have to use the broom to get you out and into that darn carrier. We have to be at the veterinarian’s office in 20 minutes!” You’re not alone if you can identify with the above scenario. Getting your cat…

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Canine Circovirus FAQ

Canine circovirus infections have been documented in dogs with vomiting and diarrhea. The distribution of the virus in the U.S. is not yet known, but dogs infected with circovirus have been reported in California and circovirus may be associated with recent illness and death of dogs in Ohio.   Q: What are circoviruses? A: Circoviruses…

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Video: Why Does My Cat… Meow?

http://www.vetstreet.com/cats/video-why-does-my-cat-meow#1_gxdm754a

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