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  • Who IS That Masked Man??

  • Preparing Your Pets for Holiday Guests & More The holiday season may be a little different this year, but chances are you’ll be having more people in your home than you’ve had in a while. Even the most extroverted pet can become anxious or frightened by the sudden arrival of new people, and especially if they’re wearing masks. Here are a few tips to keep your pet safe and happy this holiday: Try wearing a mask at home from time … read more

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  • Don’t Let Your Dog Go Viral!

  • Over the past few years you’ve probably heard about the continuing outbreaks of canine influenza (CIV) throughout the country. It’s a highly contagious virus and so far this year, 46 states including Georgia have confirmed cases of the disease. When infected, dogs experience fever, coughing, sneezing and a general unwell feeling. In elderly dogs and those with compromised immune systems, CIV can lead to secondary infections and even death. There are two highly contagious strains of the virus—H3N2 and H3N8—and no dog … read more

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  • On Their Own Again

  • If you’re headed back to work after staying home for COVID-19 precautions, your dog may have some trouble adjusting. After spending long periods of time together, being on their own may be difficult for some pets. Watch for signs of stress and anxiety and try these tips to help them adjust to being alone again: Exercise. With less time for long walks with you, your pup may appreciate doggie daycare or visits from a dog walker to provide stimulation while … read more

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  • Your New Pet’s First Steps are Big Ones.

  • Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations!  A new furry friend is always cause for celebration. Make sure your new family member starts off on the right paw with these helpful pet care reminders: Vaccinations with boosters are especially important for young puppies and kittens as they do not have full immunity from many serious infectious diseases. For example, the parvovirus in dogs and panleukopenia in cats are both deadly gastrointestinal diseases. It’s critical to ensure your puppy or … read more

  • Safe Fun In the Summertime
  • Safe Fun In the Summertime

  • Summer may be a bit low-key this year, but as we venture outside more it’s important to keep your pet safe. Here are a few tips to help: Heat kills! Never leave your pet in a car, even for a quick trip. On a sunny 70-degree day, your car can heat up to over 100 degrees in minutes. Sizzling asphalt will scorch your pet’s paws—so if it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for your pooch. We know that … read more

  • Full Vet Services Are Back!
  • Full Vet Services Are Back!

  • Curbside service still in place  As we head into summer, we want to remind you that for everyone’s safety, we are continuing our COVID-19 curbside drop-off/pick-up protocols: When you arrive at our hospital, call our front desk. A member of our team will come to your car to pick up your pet and take them inside. Please make sure that your pet is on a secure leash or in a carrier. Our team will call you to discuss any findings, your … read more

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