Summer Health Tips for your Pet

While illness and injury can happen all year round, some problems are more prevalent seasonally. Below are a few items to keep in mind as we enter the summer season.   Too Hot to Trot Walking barefoot across asphalt, concrete or sand on a hot sunny day can be extremely painful. Your pet’s paws are just as sensitive to this heat as your bare feet are. So it is best to avoid these surfaces if possible. This can be done by walking your pet during the cooler morning and evening hours or walking on grass or cooler surfaces.   Keep
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Is your pet fit or overweight?

Obesity has become the biggest nutritional disease afflicting pets in North America. Accordingly a 2016 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention: 54% of dogs and 59% of cats are overweight or obese. Furthermore overweight animals have become the new norm. Owners often ask veterinarians and staff if their pet is underweight, when actually they are a perfect weight.  Most of us know that extra weight on our pets leads to other medical issues just like it does in people. However most people simply don’t realize that an extra pound on their pet is not equivalent to an extra pound on
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Dental Home Care in 3 Easy Steps

 We all know that dental home care is important for our pets, but brushing their teeth on a daily basis can seem like such a cumbersome task that we just can’t find the time for but that’s not the case.  Taking care of your pets teeth is quite simple all you need is some gauze, a toothbrush, pet friendly toothpaste and 5 minutes.  Here are three easy steps to make dental home care seem like a less daunting task, and some tips and tricks to help you complete them:   STEP 1  – Massage gum line with gauze square First
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