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Tips for Adopting a Rescued Bird

January 15, 2021

January is Adopt A Rescued Bird Month! If you’re considering bringing a new pet into your home, please think about adopting a bird. Our feathered friends make wonderful pets and companions! A local Pasadena, MD vet offers some advice on this below. Do Some Research Did you know that there are 370 known species of parrots alone? A parakeet is going to have slightly different care needs than an African grey, while a finch will … Read More »

Holiday Care for Exotics

December 15, 2020

Happy Holidays! Do you have a hedgehog, chinchilla, or another exotic pet? These little guys are very cute. However, this time of year can be dangerous to them. A Pasadena, MD veterinarian discusses keeping your exotic pet healthy and happy during the holidays below. Decorations Who says you can’t have some fun with your pet’s cage or tank? Give your little buddy a comfy seasonal throw blanket or pillow. You may also be able to … Read More »

Adopt a Senior Dog

November 01, 2020

November is Adopt A Senior Dog Month! Older dogs make wonderful pets. Unfortunately, they often have a very hard time getting adopted. Many people just pass them over in favor of puppies. If you’re ready to bring a new canine companion into your life, don’t overlook that distinguished older pooch. He may turn out to be the best pet you’ve ever had! A Pasadena, MD vet discusses adopting an older dog in this article. Benefits … Read More »

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Halloween With Kitties

October 15, 2020

Halloween is coming up quickly. Many of our feline patients are feeling extra frisky lately, as the temperatures cool. This can be a dangerous time of year for kitties! You’ll want to take a few simple precautions to keep your furry buddy happy, healthy, and purring. A Pasadena, MD vet discusses Halloween cat care below. Hazards Just like any other holiday, Halloween poses some specific dangers to pets. Candles and fireplaces are one concern. It’s … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Helping Your Shelter Dog Get Settled

October 01, 2020

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! If you’re planning to adopt a dog soon, please consider going through a shelter. Giving a cute canine a loving retirement home is a very rewarding experience, and a great way to find your new pooch. Here, a Pasadena, MD vet discusses helping Fido adjust to his new life.  Setup Before bringing Fido home, have all of his doggy necessities, such as food, bedding, and toys, ready and … Read More »

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Household Hazards for Birds

September 15, 2020

September 17th is National Pet Bird Day! Birds are cute, fun, and affectionate, and they form very strong bonds with their humans. However, they do have some very specific care needs. One thing that is very important for new bird owners to realize is that our feathered friends have some very unique safety concerns. A Pasadena, MD veterinarian lists some key ones below.  Fans Fans are extremely hazardous to our feathered pals. Before letting Polly … Read More »

Home Schooling With Dogs

September 01, 2020

Have you joined the ranks of people home schooling their kids this year? This has been a huge change for a lot of people. Many parents, children, and teachers are looking forward to returning to traditional schools. On a brighter note, quite a few of our canine companions are absolutely delighted to be spending more time with their humans. What do you do when there’s a pooch in the classroom? Read on for some tips … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Making Ice Cream for Fido

August 01, 2020

Summer is here! One of our favorite things about the warm weather? Ice cream! Our canine patients are also very fond of snacks. Want to spoil your dog a bit? Why not make Fido his own ice cream? A Pasadena, MD vet offers some tips on making this frozen treat for your furry friend in this article. Precautions Never give Fido regular ice cream. Many dogs are lactose intolerant. Your pooch could get sick after … Read More »

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Meet Maryland’s State Cat: The Calico!

July 15, 2020

Did you know that we have an official state cat? Our favorite feline isn’t a breed … we actually chose the Calico as our mascot. A local Pasadena, MD vet discusses these cute kitties below. Voting Fluffy In Back in 2001, Marylanders chose calico kitties to be our spokescat. Why did Fluffy get this dubious distinction? The main reason was because her colors matched those of our beloved state bird, the Oriole. (Needless to say, … Read More »

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6 Things You Learn When You Adopt a Ferret

July 01, 2020

Have you been considering getting a pet ferret? These little guys are super cute and fun pets. They’re also a handful, both literally and figuratively! Here, a Pasadena, MD vet lists some things first-time ferret owners sometimes learn the hard way. Ferrets Have Sticky Paws You may have heard this one already. Ferrets love to snatch ‘treasures’ and hoard them. Of course, to ferrets, anything within paws’ reach is fair game. Your tiny pet may … Read More »

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