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  • How Your Dog Cools Himself Down

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    The human body cools itself down during hot weather or vigorous exercise using one method: sweating. As the sweat on your skin evaporates, it cools you down. But your dog, of course, is covered in fur. So how do our canine companions’ bodies cool themselves in the summer months? Panting Panting is your dog’s primary way of cooling off. When your pup pants, moisture starts to evaporate from their tongue, as well as from the … Read More »

  • Your Child’s First Pet

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    Has your little one been asking for a pet? These can be tricky waters to navigate! Being around pets offers some definite benefits for kids. However, there are plenty of things to consider before deciding to bring an animal into your household. Read on as a Lawrenceville, GA vet offers a few pointers for deciding when to get your young one a pet. Advantages One thing we know for sure: pets can be a wonderful … Read More »

  • Pet Preparation Tips

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    June is National Pet Preparedness Month. Many of us have learned quite a bit about being prepared for disasters over the last few months. However, even though the coronavirus has been the biggest topic this year, there is also always the possibility of things like tornados, floods, fires, and hurricanes. Read on as a Lawrenceville, GA vet offers some tips on getting your pet ready for these unexpected emergencies. Bag Have an emergency bag ready … Read More »

  • Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs

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    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! Lyme disease is a serious disease that can afflict both people and pets. As you may know, the disease is spread through ticks, which are unfortunately spreading throughout North America. Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause some very serious—and potentially life-threatening—issues, such as kidney failure and heart trouble. A veterinarian offers some prevention tips below. Landscaping Ticks love to lurk in long grasses, leaf litter, and piles of debris, … Read More »

  • We are back to normal operating hours!

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    We are pleased to be able to announce that we will be back to normal business hours starting on Friday, May 8th. We will be open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 7:30am to 5:30pm Thursday & Saturday: 8am to noon For the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and employees, we will still be operating all appointments with curbside service. We understand that you may have delayed routine veterinary care during our shelter-in-place order. We are committed … Read More »

  • Poison Ivy and Pets

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    For humans, one of the bad parts about spending time outside during warm weather is the risk of coming into contact with poison ivy, oak, or sumac. Did you know that these plants can also affect our pets? It’s not extremely common for pets to develop a reaction to poison ivy, but it’s entirely possible. Read on to find out more. How to Spot Poison Ivy When you know how to spot poison ivy, oak, … Read More »

  • Tips For Working From Home With Cats

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    Tips For Working From Home With Cats Have you suddenly found yourself working from home due to the coronavirus? If you have a kitty, it’s probably safe to say that your pet won’t mind having his or her human around more than usual. Of course, finding yourself with a feline coworker can be a bit challenging. Here are some tips from your local vet on working with a kitty. Adjust Your Screen Lock Time Cats … Read More »

  • How to Introduce Two Dogs

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    At some point or another, your dog will almost certainly meet another dog. It might be because you’re adopting a second pup to add to your family, or simply because you’re passing another dog during a walk. But in either case, you’ll want to know how to introduce two dogs properly so that everything goes smoothly. Here are a few guidelines: Take Things Slow Rule number one: take it slow. Tossing two dogs together and … Read More »

  • Homeschooling? 6 Ways Your Pet Can Help!

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    Homeschooling? 6 Ways Your Pet Can Help! As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, many people are suddenly finding themselves homeschooling their kids. This unexpected change can be a bit daunting, especially if you’ve never been in a teaching or training position. One thing that has been heartwarming is seeing so many people offering assistance with this. Celebrities are streaming themselves reading childrens’ books; zoos and museums offering virtual tours; and local businesses are offering resources. As … Read More »

  • 6 Ways Your Pet Can Help You Through The Coronavirus Pandemic

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    6 Ways Your Pet Can Help You Through The Coronavirus Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed almost every aspect of our lives, and in a very short time. Understandably, many people are frightened and uneasy now, as lockdowns and quarantine restrictions roll out across the country. Aside from washing our hands, self-isolation and social distancing are the best things we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As it turns out, people … Read More »