Pet Tips

There are a number of helpful sites on the internet for both new pet owners and experienced pet owners. 
NOTE:  These links are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to take the place of proper Veterinary care.  If your animal is sick please call your Veterinarian.


Declawing Cats:  More than just a Manicure!  if you are considering declawing your cat, please read this.  It will only take a moment and it will give you valuable information before making this life altering choice.

Excited kitten

Bringing Your New Cat Home:  Congratulations! You have a new cat. No doubt you’re looking forward to years of happy companionship. But what do you do now?
Introducing Your New Cat to other Pets:  Wouldn’t it be nice if all it took to introduce a new cat to your resident pet were a brief handshake and a couple of “HELLO, My Name is….”
Feline Diabetes:  So, you just got the news from the vet. Your fuzzy darling has diabetes! Insulin shots, Pet Meds, blood testing, sugar values, infections…life as you know it is over…..or is it?


Bringing Your New dog Home:  The key to helping your new dog make a successful adjustment to your home is being prepared and being patient. It can take anywhere from two days to two months for you and your pet to adjust to each other.

Peanut the dog

Introducing Your New Dog to Other Pets: From “the leader of the pack” to “the top dog,” plenty of simplistic metaphors come from the canine world. But relationships between canines can be pretty complex, beginning with the very first meeting.
Dr. Sohpia Yin:  The Art and Science of Animal Behavior.  The positive approach bringing the human and companion animal bond together.

Health and Behavior

Cocoa Shell Mulch is Highly Toxic to Dogs and Cats: As spring approaches, people will start to tend their lawns and gardens. Many will consider using cocoa bean mulch as a fertilizer. Made from spent cocoa beans used in chocolate production, cocoa bean mulch is organic, deters slugs and snails, and gives a garden an appealing chocolate smell. However, it also attracts dogs, who can easily be poisoned by eating the mulch.
Top 10 Pet Poisons of 2011: If you have any reason to suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or the Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.
Purchasing Pet Drugs Online: Buyer Beware FDA has found companies that sell unapproved pet drugs and counterfeit pet products, make fraudulent claims, dispense prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, and sell expired drugs.
Choosing a Veterinarian: There are many factors to consider when choosing a vet. These guidelines can help you find a vet who will keep you happy and your pet healthy for years to come.

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet: There are many compelling reasons to spay or neuter your pet. Find out why spaying and neutering are good for you, your pet, and your community.