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Do’s and Don’ts for Leaving Your Dog Alone When You Return to Work

Quarantine has been your dog’s dream come true—sleeping late, lunchtime walks, and snoozing at your feet while you master Zoom meetings top their list of favorites. But, as things return to a new version of normal, you may find yourself preparing to go back to work. While you have loved spending every moment with your [...]

How Regular Veterinary Care Solves Common Cat Problems

Although cats are commonly considered fiercely independent and generally low-maintenance, they still require regular veterinary care to remain healthy, like their canine counterparts. Cats are regarded as low-maintenance because their ability to hide pain or illness is highly honed, but they can suffer silently without routine veterinary attention. Your cat may be quietly hiding painful [...]

Summer Hazards: How to Protect Your Pet from Danger

Summertime is full of exciting and enjoyable events, such as cookouts and fireworks displays, and lazy days spent soaking up the sun’s rays. While you naturally want to include your furry pal in everything you do, you must take proper precautions to keep them safe from common summer pet hazards.  Protect your pet from the [...]

FAQs About Fleas and Ticks

Every pet owner shudders when they imagine fleas and ticks crawling over their furry friend—and possibly themself. These blood-sucking critters are a constant threat, and keeping your pet safe and healthy includes waging a year-round battle to keep them at bay. Fleas and ticks are already out in full force, so don’t let your guard [...]

5 Most Common Cancers in Pets

Pets are living longer than ever nowadays, thanks to quality nutrition, proper exercise, and routine preventive care. Yet, with an increased lifespan comes an increased chance for cancer, as well as other age-related diseases. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), approximately one in four dogs will develop cancer, and almost half of all [...]

10 Facts Every Pet Owner Needs to Know About Heartworm Disease

You likely have heard about heartworm disease, but perhaps assume that it does not affect Kansas pets, that your dog is not at risk, or prevention is an unnecessary expense. Unfortunately, pets die each year from this easily preventable disease, and every pet owner should be aware of the following ten facts, to protect their [...]

How to Keep Your Pet Safe from the Poisons in Your Home

As you break out the cleaning chemicals to tackle spring cleaning, and fertilizers to add green growth to your lawn, your pet has increased accessibility to harmful household products. To help raise awareness of dangerous pet toxins in the home, March has been designated as Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. Understanding what poisons are hiding [...]

Hypothermia and Your Pet

As winter’s coldest months approach, Kansas pets are at risk for life-threatening hypothermia. Don’t let your pet fall victim to this preventable condition—know how to recognize hypothermia signs, how to respond if you think your pet is affected, and how to prevent your pet from becoming dangerously cold. What is hypothermia in pets? Your pet’s [...]

What You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Dental Health

There is nothing better than curling up with your beloved pet after a long, hard day and enjoying a good snuggle. But, when you lean in close and your dog reaches out to plant a sloppy kiss on your cheek, do you recoil in disgust? What is that terrible odor? Could your dog have eaten [...]

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