Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ticks Laugh at Polar Vortex

Many people assume that ticks die after the first frost. No such luck! Deer ticks, the carriers of Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, begin seriously feeding in October. They attach to hosts throughout the winter whenever the temperature gets just above … Continue reading

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Pleasant Vet Visits for Cats

How to transport your cat to the vet with less stress – for them and for you! Providing regular health care for your cat is essential to a longer, healthier and more comfortable life for them. However, many cats get … Continue reading

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The Most Common Health Problem for Dogs & Cats

The most common disease affecting quality-of-life and longevity for our pets is excessive body weight. Over half of our pets are overweight with about 30% being obese. Excess weight contributes to problems like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, … Continue reading

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What is Complementary Medicine?

While Western medicine is still the main stay of health care in the U.S., physicians and veterinarians recognize that Eastern medicine can also play an important role in improving healing and enhancing quality of life for many patients. Acupuncture is … Continue reading

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I’m embarrassed to talk to my veterinarian about my pet’s behavior. I’m afraid that I’m the cause of the problem!

A variety of factors play a role in the development of behavior problems, including a pet’s genetics, early experiences, and environment. While you can certainly worsen a pet’s behavior problem with inappropriate training methods, it is highly unlikely that you … Continue reading

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Do You Anthropomorphise?

It means applying human traits to animals. We also tend to turn the tables by using dog and cat traits to describe human actions:  Look what the cat dragged in. Curiosity killed the cat. When the cat’s away, the mice … Continue reading

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How Does AAHA Help My Pets?

American Animal Hospital Association Assuring consistently high- quality medical and surgical care is what the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) does best! By inspecting and accrediting participating hospitals, AAHA promotes excellence in veterinary care. Companion Animal Hospital (CAH) has received … Continue reading

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