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Hug Your Cat Day

May 15, 2020

May 30th is International Hug Your Cat Day! Our feline friends are definitely very huggable. Fluffy fits perfectly into your arms or on your lap, and often starts purring as soon as you touch her. A local Pasadena, MD vet discusses some of the do’s and don’ts of hugging cats below. Benefits of Hugging Cats Did you know that cuddling your feline pal is very good for you? Hugging a purring kitty can be very … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Signs You Might Be a Reptile Person

May 01, 2020

Reptiles are not as popular as dogs and cats, but they definitely have some devoted fans. Here, a Pasadena, MD vet lists a few indications that you might be a reptile lover.  You Like Staying Indoors There are some definite benefits to walking Fido, aside from simple sanitation purposes. However, some people just prefer to stay in once they get home. You don’t really have to worry about walking your reptile. You Enjoy Quiet Reptiles … Read More »

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

April 15, 2020

Spring is here! At this time, people are rolling up their sleeves for some deep cleaning. Don’t forget about your pet’s things! Read on for some great spring cleaning tips for pet parents from a local Pasadena, MD veterinarian. Fur Busting At this time of year, many of our furry patients are changing from their winter coats into summer outfits … and leaving fur everywhere. A squeegee, rubber dish glove, or damp sponge will all … Read More »

Heartworm in Cats

April 01, 2020

April is Heartworm Awareness Month! You may know that heartworms pose a serious—and potentially fatal—risk to dogs. However, these dangerous parasites are also dangerous to our feline friends! A Pasadena, MD vet discusses heartworm in cats below. Basics Heartworms are not directly transmitted from pet to pet. The mosquito has apparently volunteered to spread these horrible worms. The worms are in larval form when a dog or cat contracts them. However, they soon start growing. … Read More »

Puppyproofing Tips

March 15, 2020

Are you a new puppy owner? Congratulations! You’re definitely in for some adorable moments this year. One thing you’ll need to do is take steps to make your home safe for your canine buddy. As little Fido starts teething, he’ll instinctively want to chew on things to soothe his aching jaws. This is a serious safety issue with puppies. Your pet could be in big trouble if he swallows something unsafe! Here, a Pasadena, MD … Read More »

Tips for Adopting a Rescued Guinea Pig

March 01, 2020

March is Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month! If you’re looking for a pet that is small in size but big in personality, look no further! These adorable little furballs—also known as cavies—make really cute and fun little pets. Here, a Pasadena, MD vet offers tips on adopting a rescued Guinea pig. Consider Getting Buddies Guinea pigs are very sociable, and can get quite sad and lonely with no buddies to play with or snuggle … Read More »

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Walk Your Dog Day

February 15, 2020

There’s a pretty fun pet holiday around the corner. February 22nd is Walk Your Dog Day! Even if you have a yard for Fido to run and play in, he’ll still benefit from regular walks. A Pasadena, MD vet discusses walking your canine pal below. Benefits Walks are beneficial for Fido for several reasons. If you don’t have a yard, they are obviously necessary for sanitary reasons. Those daily strolls also give your pup a … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Fun Facts About Hedgehogs

February 01, 2020

February 2nd is Hedgehog Day! These cute little guys are becoming quite popular as pets, and definitely deserve to be celebrated. Here, a Pasadena, MD vet lists some things you probably didn’t know about Hedgie. Hedgehogs Are Loners Although there is a term for a group of hedgehogs—an array—it isn’t used much. These guys are quite solitary by nature, and only pair up to mate. Hedgehogs In Art Hedgehogs are not native to America. They … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, General

Teaching Your Cat Not To Bite

January 15, 2020

Does your kitty sometimes like to play rough? Is Fluffy trying to practice her attack skills on you? This may be cute, but it can also be dangerous. Read on as a local Pasadena, MD vet offers some tips on teaching Fluffy to play nice. Just Say No When your cat bites you, tell her ‘No’ in a firm, disapproving tone. You can use another phrase, such as ‘Don’t bite’ or ‘No teeth.’ Just be … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

New Year’s Resolutions For Confused Dogs

January 01, 2020

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already over. As we move on into 2020, many people are focusing on their goals for the coming year. We suspect that some of our canine buddies will spend a good chunk of 2020 trying to figure some things out. Read on as a Pasadena, MD vet lists some things Fido may try to sort out this year. What Is That Little Red Dot? Whoever … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

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