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Dog Days of Summer Dog Swim Event!

August 15, 2017

The date of the annual “Dog Days of Summer” special event will be Thursday August 17 from 5:30-7:00 pm. The fee is $5 per dog with up to 3 humans. Humans by themselves are not allowed for this special event.
All proceeds will go to support the Waverly Bark Park.

Event Rules:
Only well-mannered dogs and their (well-mannered) handlers are allowed to participate.
Dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior will be asked to leave with no refund given.
Current vaccinations including Rabies and Parvo/Distemper is required.
Each dog must be accompanied by a responsible adult handler age 16. Limit one dog at a time per handler.
For their safety, children under age 8 will not be admitted through the gate.
No dogs in heat, or under 1-year old. Clean up after your dogs! (And take them out of pool area to poop.) Bags are provided. Dogs must wear flat buckle/snap collars when they are off-leash (No prong, choke or training collars will be allowed except to walk dogs to the entrance gate of pool). Full body harnesses and dog life vests are okay.
All dogs must be off leash once admitted.
Lifeguards will be on duty for humans but will not assist dogs.
Anyone entering the pool area will be required to sign a release of liability form. For more information call Leisure Services at 352-6263 or the Municipal Pool at 352-6249.


Pet’s for Adoption!

August 14, 2017

Meet Sheldon!  Sheldon is one of five kittens born at our clinic to a mother that was brought in as a stray.  Our technician Sarah, along with help from her daughter Charlie, hand raised the litter.  We are happy to report that all of the kittens have been adopted as of today.  However, mom (April) is still waiting for her forever home!  If you are interested in April, please give us a call!




Doggie Language!

August 10, 2017


International Cat Day!

August 8, 2017

Today is International Cat Day!  Here are ten fun ways you can celebrate with your cat!



International Assistance Dog Week!

August 7, 2017

Have you ever seen a pup wearing one of the iconic colored vests that indicates that he or she is a service dog or service dog in training? Perhaps you noticed that the animal was not allowed to be pet or played with by strangers. That is because the dogs wearing these vests are trained to help individuals with disabilities, whether it is helping the visually impaired navigate the street, assisting veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or people with like conditions cope with day to day activities, or aiding individuals who cannot hear and need physical contact to lead them to a particular sound.  The goals of this week (International Assistance Dog Week) are simple: to honor assistance dogs, to raise awareness and educate the public about assistance dogs, to honor puppy trainers, and to recognize heroic acts by assistance dogs.






Canine Allergy Injection

August 4, 2017

Finally a canine specific once a month injection for treatment and control of allergies!  Often times we do not realize how uncomfortable our pets with skin sensitivities really are.  For more information, check out this short video!



Happy DOGust!!

August 1, 2017

Today is DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs!  The North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, declared August 1 as a birthday for all the shelter animals whose birthdays are unknown. Happy DOGust!!


Feline Senior Care

July 25, 2017
“Oh boy, oh boy! I can’t stop eating, and yet I seem to be slimming down—how lucky am I!” If your older cat could make this boast, it’s really not a good thing. He or she could have diabetes, hyperthyroidism or kidney disease. Bring your cat in today and we’ll investigate!

Training Tip!

July 24, 2017

Training tip for the week!  If your dog scratches you or jumps on you or others, don’t push it down. Instead, fold your arms and turn away. Attention withdrawal is one of the best ways to correct aggressive dogs’ behaviors because often they’re trying to manipulate you into interaction.

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Canine Ear Infections

July 21, 2017

Did you know that most dogs get infections in their ears because of allergies to environmental irritants—and it’s the allergic reaction that makes their ears so itchy. Once a dog starts scratching, the ear canal lining gets damaged, and yeast and bacteria take over. Let us take a look before it gets serious!