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Beat the Heat

It’s heating up outside here in Eastern NC! As summer approaches, it’s important to remember just how much the heat can affect your dog. These are some of our best tips to help keep your pup cool this summer: Always walk early in the morning or later in the evening when the temperature is cooler & avoid overexertion on hot, humid days. Never ever leave your dog in a hot car. Temperatures can rise to…

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The Truth About Flea & Tick Prevention

It’s warming up outside and you don’t want your pet to get fleas or ticks. You decide to pick up a spot-on treatment or a prescription for a chewable prevention. As you go to use the product, you notice the warnings on the box stating the product is toxic to humans. But, wait— If it’s toxic to me, isn’t it toxic to my pet? The truth is that these conventional flea and tick preventions are…

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Beneficial Herbs for Dogs & Cats

Herbs provide natural relief from common ailments our furry friends may struggle with. Often, conventional medicines are not necessary for treating minor health conditions. These are some of our favorite beneficial herbs for dogs & cats: Hawthorne Berry: Helps improve the general function of the heart. Can steady & strengthen a weak or irregular heartbeat. Slippery Elm: Coats the stomach & reduces inflammation for issues related to diarrhea, constipation, & colitis. Kelp: This sea plant,…

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Common Plants Toxic To Dogs & Cats

Spring is officially here and it is important to remember that some of the beautiful blooms we enjoy with the warmer weather are toxic to our furry friends. These are just some of the common plants that are dangerous for cats & dogs to ingest. We recommend keeping houseplants out of reach and never leaving your pets unattended outdoors to avoid exposure. In the event your pet ingests a toxic plant, contact your veterinarian or…

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