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Am I Ready for a pet?

Thinking about getting a new puppy or kitten? Planning ahead can make the experience a much better one for you and your family. The first step should be researching the type of pet that would work best for you. Look at your lifestyle and your home. If you are in a small apartment, a large breed dog with a lot of energy may not be the best fit. How [...]

What is a Veterinary Technician?

Do you know the difference between a veterinary technician and a veterinary assistant? Veterinary Technicians are in integral part of the veterinary team. They work under the direction and supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Their job is to improve the welfare of dogs, cats, exotic pets, lab animals, farm animals and zoo animals by assisting in their healthcare. The role of a veterinary technician is a combination of skills [...]

Zoonotic Diseases

    The health benefits of having a pet are numerous, but having pets can also come with some risks. There are certain diseases and illnesses that can come from our pet cat or dog. They are known as zoonotic diseases. The good news is that the risk is relatively low and there are ways to prevent them. The CDC compiled a list of the most common zoonotic [...]

Pet Nutrition

Two questions that pet owners often have are: What is the best diet for my pet? How much should I feed my pet? The answer depends on your pet. Each pet is different. Not just cats vs. dogs different. Each dog is different from the next. So, it really is a good conversation to have with your pet’s veterinarian.   However, some basic information can be helpful to get [...]