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  • Fun Facts About Siamese Cats

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    April 6th is National Siamese Cat Day! Known for being charismatic and talkative, these cute cats have some very loyal fans. A vet lists some fun facts about these remarkable felines below. What’s In A Name? The name Siamese cat translates to wichien-matt which means “moon diamond.” That’s a purrfect moniker for these pretty cats! History Siamese cats originated in Thailand, which was once known as Siam. Some stories say that they were first raised … Read More »

  • Quarantining With Fido

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    Quarantining With Fido We’re living through an unprecedented time, as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads out over the world. Man’s Best Friend can be a great source of comfort in these scary times. Read on as a local veterinarian offers some tips on quarantining with Fido. Exercise Even if you’ve been ordered to self-isolate, you can—and should—still walk your dog. The fresh air, sunlight, and exercise is good for both you and your furry friend, and … Read More »

  • COVID-19 Safety and Precaution message from Dogwood Animal Hospital

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    In an attempt to decrease close interactions in our hospital and follow CDC guidelines for Social Distancing to keep everyone safe, we will be taking every precaution possible. Curbside assistance will be provided for any and all purchase of products or veterinary services. These procedures have been put in place So that Constant Contact of door handles, countertops, pens, Etc., can be eliminated. Our goal is to continue to care for our communities’ pets by … Read More »

  • Does Your Cat Have a Cold?

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    Did you know that our feline friends can get their own version of colds or flus? In many cases, cats just feel a bit stuffy and tired for a few days, and then recover on their own. However, kitty colds can develop into upper respiratory infections, or URIs. These can be extremely dangerous! Senior cats and kittens are especially at risk, because of their weaker immune systems. A vet discusses cat colds below. Warning Signs … Read More »

  • The Benefits of Antioxidants for Dogs

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    You’ve definitely heard of antioxidants before. They’re found in many human foods and offer us many health benefits. The question is, do antioxidants offer those same benefits for our canine companions? The answer is yes—antioxidants are important for keeping your pup happy and healthy throughout their life. Let’s take a look at some of the major benefits of antioxidants for dogs. They Keep Food Fresh Antioxidants do just what their name suggests: battle oxidation. Oxidation … Read More »

  • Can My Pets Be Allergic to Each Other?

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    As you probably know, your dog or cat can be allergic to many things. Dust, dirt, fleas, mold, pollen, ingredients in their food, certain materials like rubber or plastic… the list goes on and on. But can dogs and cats themselves can be allergic to each other? And if they are, what do you do about it? Can Dogs and Cats Be Allergic to Each Other? Yes, dogs and cats can be allergic to each … Read More »

  • Doggy Paw Care Tips

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    Have you looked at your pet’s feet lately? Fido’s paws are crucial to his health and well-being. After all, without them he couldn’t run after his favorite toy or jump for joy to greet you! Read on as a local Grayson, GA vet offers some helpful tips on keeping your dog’s furry feet healthy. Keep Those Claws Clipped Overgrown nails can be very problematic for our canine companions! For one thing, they’re quite uncomfortable to … Read More »

  • 7 Things Your Cat Wants To Know Right Meow

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    Did you know that January 22nd is Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day? If not, you aren’t alone. This cute kitty holiday may not be very well known, but we’re pretty sure that Fluffy won’t lose any sleep over that. If your pet could ask questions, what do you think she’d want to know about? A Grayson, GA vet offers some suggestions below. Why Can’t I Play With That? Kitties are quite formidable little hunters in … Read More »

  • 4 Ways That Great Nutrition Benefits Your Pet

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    Everyone knows that nutrition is important for any animal companion. When your pet receives the right combination of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and water on a daily basis, they stay healthy—it’s that simple. But what specifically does good nutrition do for our pets? How does it benefit them? Let’s take a closer look at some of the important benefits of nutrition for your pet. Skin and Fur Health Did you know that a pet … Read More »

  • 6 Essential Supplies for a New Kitten

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    Are you about to bring a kitten into your home? Congratulations on your new addition! It’s important that you make sure your little furball has everything she needs to stay happy and healthy as she gets acclimated to her new surroundings. Here are six essential supplies for a new kitten: Litter Box Every cat needs a litter box in which to do their business every day. Make sure your kitten’s box is large enough so … Read More »