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12 Feb 2015

The Psychology of Human-Animal Bonding: Why Do We Love Our Pets So Much?

Most of us treat our pets like members of the family: we enjoy their company and we do everything we can to ensure their happiness and wellbeing, including providing them with veterinary care and emergency veterinary services
30 Jan 2015

Common Household Dangers for Pets

Our pets are not humans. They don’t process information about the foreign objects inside and outside of your home the way we do. Consequently, they cannot always assess whether or not they are dangerous. The truth is
13 Jan 2015

Tips for Administering Pet Medication

Pets love to eat. They will eat almost anything you put in front of them, no matter how gross, old, or inedible it may be. But pets don’t often enjoy eating their medication. Medication tends to be
23 Dec 2014

4 Common Dog Owner Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

For many dog owners, adding a dog to the family ranks among life’s most rewarding decisions.  Dogs are unconditionally loving, intelligent and fun animals that add a great deal of joy and happiness to your life. However, many
29 Nov 2014

Pet Toxins and How to Avoid Them

As a veterinary hospital, we regularly respond to pets that have been exposed to toxins. Many people think that because animals, especially dogs, seem to eat anything they can find, that they have hardy stomachs. But pets
19 Nov 2014

How to Interpret What Your Pet is Telling You

Animals don’t show what they’re feeling the same way humans do. For certain monkeys, for example, a smile is actually a form of aggression. Through millions of years of evolution, every animal has developed its own form
23 Oct 2014

Can We Catch Ebola (And Other Infectious Diseases) From Our Pets?

If you’ve surfed the internet or turned on the television in the past few months, you’ve seen the Ebola scare. Even before it hit the US, the spread of this deadly disease has put everyone on watch,