Archive for October, 2017

Halloween Safety Tips!

October 30, 2017

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let’s face it, it can be a downright nightmare. Forgo the stress and dangers this year by following these 10 easy tips!

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Tracking Your Dog’s Distance On A Walk!

October 26, 2017

This is awesome! GPS reveals dogs cover twice as much ground on walks as us lazy humans!

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National Pet Wellness Month!

October 23, 2017

October is National Pet Wellness Month and it’s a great reminder that preventive care is the easiest way to help pets live longer and healthier lives!  Pets should visit the veterinarian at least once a year. Annual exams are a great opportunity to check on the overall health.  Vaccination status and program most appropriate for your pet will also be reviewed at this time.  Have we seen your pet this year?!



National Veterinary Technician Week

October 17, 2017

This week is National Veterinary Technician Week and we are honored to have Sarah (Best of the Best 2017) as a technician at our clinic.   Sarah lives in Shell Rock with her husband Chris and daughter Charlie.  Her furry family members include Neville a golden retriever, Peggy a black lab mix, her three cats Jarvis, Edna and Walle, Stewie a rabbit and Poppy a hamster.  Thank you Sarah for all you do, you are truly the best!

Today is National Feral Cat Day! 

October 16, 2017

Today is National Feral Cat Day!  The day aims to help put an end to these cats being put down and reduce the number of unneutered cats.  Learn how small actions can make a big impact! 




Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!

October 12, 2017

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and there are more dogs in need than ever. Check out the articles here for great information on adopting a dog, a dog adoption checklist, tips for the first thirty days of dog adoption and more!  And even if you are not looking to adopt, find out other ways you can help pets in need!

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Canine Body Language

October 5, 2017

Did you know your dog’s body may be telling you what they are thinking?!


Unsafe Pet Products

October 3, 2017

Here are five unsafe pet products you may be using right now!



National Walk Your Dog Week! 

October 2, 2017

This month is National Walk Your Dog Week!  Did you know 40 percent of dogs, a total of about 17 million in the United States alone, are overweight?  If you walk your dog just 30 minutes a day, you (and your dog) will meet national recommendations for heart health. Make the pledge to start walking your dog for at least 30 minutes a day for a week and email us to share your experience and the changes you notice in your dog and yourself in just seven days!