Summer Safety: Steer Clear of Summer Pet Toxins

Rocklin_iStock_000020168970_LargeSummer is a great time to be out and about, and who better to share the season with than your pets? With all the fun activities of the summer months, though, come some unique hazards. Ingestion of various toxins happen a lot during this time of year, so it’s best to learn what common summer pet toxins are out there so that you can steer your pet clear. Continue…

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Not A Day Goes By: Grieving and Coping With Pet Loss

Mourning doves perched on a sign in a pet cemetery, Andrade, California.Due to the potent combination of constant companionship and total dependency, many  bereaved pet owners struggle when a pet passes away. Whether unexpectedly or sudden, a pet’s death can shake a person to the very core, and the choppy waters of grief can be challenging (at best) to navigate.

We understand that everyone handles grief and pet loss differently and, in honor of World Pet Memorial Day on June 14, we hope to help any individuals or families struggling to cope. Continue…

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Best Week Ever: Pet Appreciation Week

Rocklin_iStock_000048979668_LargeThe first week of June marks one of the most important weeks we can think of, and Pet Appreciation Week never fails to disappoint. This valuable time is bracketed by reflection, pampering, and maybe even new adventures. In case you’re looking for inspiration, we have brainstormed some ideas to make this Pet Appreciation Week memorable – for you and your pet. Continue…

A Preventable Problem: Exploring Heartworm Disease

Rocklin_iStock_000013832378_Large (2)Although it may seem like the topic of parasites and heartworm disease comes up frequently in veterinary medicine, there is good reason. So many preventable diseases and compromises to pet health occur each year because preventive measures were not taken. Adding to this, there are still several misconceptions about how parasites spread illnesses and the exposure or risk factors involved. Continue…