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Keeping Pets Safe in the Summer

101 on Microchipping Pets

Sarah Wooten, DVM
Microchipping can potentially save your pet’s life, so why would you wait? For pets that aren’t microchipped, there’s no better day than today for pet parents to get it done. Here’s how they work and some reasons why you should microchip your dog.… Read More
Lauren Jones, VMD
Losing a pet is more common than people realize. Around 15% of pet parents will lose their cat within the first five years after adopting their pet. It happens in the blink of an eye, despite your best intentions. As part of an emergency plan, it is… Read More
Sarah Wooten, DVM
Reviewed and updated for accuracy on April 14,2020, by Dr. Lindsey Naimoli, DVM Pet microchips save lives. A microchip provides permanent identification for your pet that links them to you, no matter where they end up. If your dog is lost, any… Read More

May is National Pet Month

Catherine Rowan-Collier, DVM
Dogs have the emotional capacity of a 2- to 2.5-year-old child, so they can experience emotions like joy, fear, and anger. But, like many toddlers, your dog lacks the vocabulary to tell you how they feel, so it’s up to you to learn how your dog… Read More
Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
You’ve probably seen cats being hugged, kissed, and carried, and still looking totally content with life. And then there’s the opposite scenario—a kitty that doesn’t hesitate to take a swipe at you if you just try to pet them or walk by them too… Read More
Lauren Jones, VMD
Hamsters are small, stocky rodents that can make excellent pets if given appropriate care and veterinary treatment. The average hamster lifespan is relatively short, around 1-2 years, but they can live up to 5 years. Hamsters are typically nocturnal… Read More