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The Value of Nutrition for Your Pets

When it is that time again to go to the doctor for an annual check-up or medication refill, we drag our feet and may procrastinate slightly. The topics come up: do you smoke? Are you getting enough sleep? How often are you exercising? And finally: Are you getting enough nutrition in your diet? This question

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Choosing the right pet food

Your pet’s food is an important factor in their health and wellbeing. This is something you need to be conscious of when you initially add a new member to the family, but also as your pet ages. Take it from some of the best Philly veterinarians, just like people, our pets need to be on

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Dental Health and Your Pet

We all want that pearly white smile, but we all dread a visit with the dentist. Despite the dread, and sometimes anxiety, we make the appointment and we go get a dental exam and cleaning. As children, we are told to brush and floss twice daily, and to rinse our mouth so that our teeth

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2020 Summer Safety Guide for Your Pets

As we enter the summer months during a very strange and scary time in our world, we must consider potential hazards for our pets. Due to the current health crisis, specifically COVID-19, business, group social outings, and community/live events are postponed or forbidden. We are spending more time at home, whether we are getting around

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How To Cope With Pet Allergies

Many people suffer from allergies, whether they have a food allergy, seasonal allergies, or a pet allergy. Proteins found in your pet’s urine and dander can cause a reaction for some people, which can lead to various signs and symptoms. Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and visible rash/hives are a few common signs and symptoms.

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Aging Pets

As we age, it seems as though day to day tasks get a little more difficult, or it may be that we take two or three medications now, instead of just that daily once-a-day vitamin. Our bones ache a little more in the winter time and it takes us just a few seconds longer to

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Your Pets Health in 2020

Welcoming the New Year means new challenges, embracing opportunities and working to achieve goals. Many people make a New Year’s Resolution to live a healthier life; this may entail a better diet, more exercise, and losing some unwanted weight. Not only should we as humans aspire to be the best version of ourselves, but we

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Understand Your Pets Fear

Our practice is committed to low stress handling techniques. Here’s why — and how you can help reduce your pets stress. Anytime your pet feels threatened, whether that threat is real or imagined, changes occur immediately within his or her body to prepare for fight or flight. These changes occur because your pet’s nervous system

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How to Handle Food Guarding

What is food guarding? When a dog becomes very defensive while eating food, chewing on a bone or toy, or eating a treat, we call it food guarding. It can also be called food aggression, resource aggression or resource guarding. While the exact cause of food guarding has not been determined, one theory suggests that