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In the service industry, it is common to have a policy in regards to how they handle canceled appointments/bookings. Pet sitters, dog walkers, dentists and hair stylists are a few examples of providers who have these types of policies. My policy was included in the paperwork sent to you for your consultation. It contains guidelines to let […]

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Do you know which items in your house could be potentially hazardous to your pets? While the following is not an all-inclusive list, it will give you a good idea of how many items could be a danger or should be questioned before bringing into your home. Common toxic items in your home Low toxicity […]

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Zoonotic diseases are those that people can get from animals. Some examples of zoonosis are rabies, ringworm, cat-scratch fever, rat bite fever, salmonellosis, giardia, leptospirosis and worms. Salmonellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium salmonella. While Salmonella is present in cats and dogs, there are no reported cases of humans contracting Salmonellosis from cats. There is a high […]

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Scary Facts about Flea Medicine While it can be tempting to use commercial flea treatments, many of these are loaded with chemicals. They are so harmful in fact that the employees of the manufacturer must wear protective clothing & respirators. Pet Flea collars will be phased out over the next year or two per an […]

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Originally written Feb. 2008, reposted June 2013 Pet waste is an environmental hazard It is a warm spring day and you decide to indulge yourself by taking a walk barefoot in the grass. As you stroll along you feel like your in “heaven” and then you step in a pile of dog feces. Ugh crap! […]

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Vaccine duration: how long does immunity last? Recently I have had many inquiries on my website for the duration of vaccines & schedules. Rabies is valid for 3 years Specifically, I am seeing phrases about rabies 2 year or yearly rabies. Please know rabies vaccines are valid for 3 years in all 50 states! Why […]

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Eco-friendly Pet Collars & Green Dog Leashes In a previous article, we spoke about the possible negative health effects of pet collars. In it, I recommend walking your dog by a harness to keep prevent neck & spine injury. I do believe dog collars should be worn but for the purpose of attaching your pets id tag. […]

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Christmas pet safety tips

Published on December 18, 2012 by in Blog, Tips

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Are your Christmas decorations safe for your pet(s)? The decorations that make Christmas so festive can pose a danger to your pet. Besides ingesting or getting tangled in some decorations, pets go missing more often because doors are being left open or pets slip past visitors. A few precautionary steps can help ring in the […]

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No more annual rabies vaccination required Thanks to The Rabies Challenge Fund there have been many changes in state rabies laws across the country.  The most recent being the State of Alabama passing a 3-year law with medical exemption clause and Rhode Island’s Rabies Control Board passing a 3-year protocol with a medical exemption.   […]

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Originally published Jan. 2009, reposted Nov. 2012 If you’re wondering what reverse sneezing is, what causes it or how to stop it, you have come to the right place. I will also share below how I reduced my dog’s reverse sneezing down to 1x per year and how these same principles have reduced his cancer […]

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