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2023 Travel Tips for Your Dog and Cat
The best advice for 2023 vacation

3 min read “Toby is a well-traveled terrier,” says Codee, a Veterinary Care Professional. “He enjoys road trips and long car rides. When I first adopted Toby, I taught him to stay put in his car seat that is attached to the back seat of the car. It has a safety strap...

Why are Dental X-Rays Important for Your Pet?
Images reveal what’s happening below the gum line

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Our New Year’s Resolutions – A note from 2 pets ✏️
(5 ways to love us more in ‘23)

Read: 1.5 min It’s us—Juniper & Raja. You might have seen us on the Goodheart magnet. We’re Goodheart pets and official mascots. 😊  We’ve noticed this time each year that you make a list of ways to improve your life. It seems like a great idea! On behalf of your...

Pet-proof your holiday decor
How to keep your cats and dogs off the Naughty List

1 min read Decorated Christmas trees and a fully lit menorah or kinara are showstoppers. Ornaments, lights, and seasonal scents add to the festive feeling of the season. They also seem like shiny new playthings to your curious pet. When decorating your home for the...

A Feast for All Beasts
Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Pet

1 min read Charlie Brown always shared Thanksgiving with Snoopy. If you plan carefully, your pets can join in on the holiday too. Some human foods are unsafe for pets. Yet, plain ingredients (or single ingredients) are fine. Avoid a Thanksgiving trip to the ER with...

Routine lab tests keep your cat or dog in their prime
We recommend the best ones below

1.5 min read Routine labs on Kevin, an 8-year-old Pekingese Mix, revealed a high white blood cell count. Dr Cassie Jensen tested him to find out why this was elevated and found an often life-threatening tumor on his adrenal gland. We removed it and his blood levels...

If You Are Facing the Loss of Your Pet
When your pet dies, we are here with answers and support

2min read   Sean’s older cat Gracie limped with pain. She began to bump into walls and urinate in the living room. Then, when Sean’s younger cat began to groom Gracie, he realized it was time to prepare for her death. Our cats and dogs are family, so it’s...

6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies
Dogs suffer more often than cats

2 min read Four-year-old Odin suffers from allergies triggered by chicken (note: food allergies are the rarest kinds of dog allergies) and the environment. His mom, Hospital Manager Christine Dolce, says Odin’s itchiness gets in the way of his life. “He stops playing...

Pet Allergies Happen All Year Long
Know the triggers to prevent suffering

1 min read Allergens are small particles that our bodies might react to. Allergens enter a pet’s body through their skin, ears, and nose. Dogs can suffer from allergies all year long. Year-round triggers include: -Environmental elements: grass, cedar, mold, pollen....

Protect Your Pup From Heat Exhaustion
Keep your cool pet from turning into a hot dog this summer

1.5 min read Heat stroke happens fast. Keep your pets cool and avoid dangerous outcomes. If your cat or dog is affected by heat, don’t wait. Keep our phone number handy and get them to the vet ASAP. Here are 3 ways to keep your 4-legged friend safe while outdoors. #1:...
4 Halloween Treats to Keep from Your Pet

4 Halloween Treats to Keep from Your Pet

10/19/2021 | 2 min read Staying safe on Halloween doesn’t need to be tricky.  Celebrate the spookiest night of the year by keeping your pet away from these hazards:  #1: Candy bags and wrappers  Bags and wrappers can be as dangerous to your pet as the treats they...

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How to Recognize Pain in Your Cat

How to Recognize Pain in Your Cat

Even though house cats have been domesticated for 10,000 years, their instincts still tell them to hide their vulnerabilities.  Cats are stoic. This trait can make it hard to know when they're in pain.  Your cat may experience pain for many reasons: joint issues,...

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