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What a topic to talk about for Valentine’s Day, huh? While the thought of heartworms isn’t very romantic, we feel it’s an important subject to discuss to help prevent this disease in the pets we love so much! Being the middle of winter, we’ve also had some clients ask if heartworm prevention is still needed in the colder months when mosquitoes (heartworm transmitters) aren’t as prevalent. We’re here to tell you why… Read More

The sweet smells of the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the comforting air of cookies, candies, and confections baking away in our homes. However, many of our favorite seasonal indulgences contain chocolate or cocoa, making them not-so-friendly treats for our pets. Chocolate consists of two chemical compounds that are toxic to dogs – theobromine and caffeine. Theobromine is particularly harmful because dogs metabolize this compound much more slowly than humans. A… Read More

We want to wish everyone- including all of our extra-lovable furry friends- a very Happy Valentine’s Weekend! Did you know that February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month?  What better way to share the love in your home this Valentine’s weekend than by a adopting a cute rabbit or exotic animal.   Rabbits and other exotic animals can be wonderful companions and family pets; however they do require special care to keep them… Read More