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Pet-proof your holiday decor
How to keep your cats and dogs off the Naughty List

1 min read Decorated Christmas trees and a fully lit menorah or kinara are showstoppers. Ornaments, lights, and seasonal scents add to the festive feeling of the season. They also seem like shiny new playthings to your curious pet. When decorating your home for the...

A Feast for All Beasts
Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Pet

1 min read Charlie Brown always shared Thanksgiving with Snoopy. If you plan carefully, your pets can join in on the holiday too. Some human foods are unsafe for pets. Yet, plain ingredients (or single ingredients) are fine. Avoid a Thanksgiving trip to the ER with...

Routine lab tests keep your cat or dog in their prime
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1.5 min read When Patrick ate Sago Palm roots this summer, his mom knew she had to rush him to the ER. Sago Palms are toxic to dogs and most attractive (and easy to eat!) when recently dug up.  Luckily, Patrick is now fine and his personality has returned to normal. ...

If You Are Facing the Loss of Your Pet
When your pet dies, we are here with answers and support

2min read     Sean’s older cat Gracie limped with pain. She began to bump into walls and urinate in the living room. Then, when Sean’s younger cat began to groom Gracie, he realized it was time to prepare for her death. Our cats and dogs are family, so it’s...

Does your pet have back-to-school jitters?
Help your pet get back to our regularly scheduled program.

1 min read Chloe started hiding shoes around the house. That’s when her pet parents knew something was up. Saying hello to fall includes a shift in routines   Structured schedules, commitments, and fresh classmates become the new normal. Believe it or not, pets...

6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies
Dogs suffer more often than cats

2 min read Mort the pug suffers from allergies all year long. His mom, Vet Tech Maria, controls his allergies using medicated baths and Cytopoint injections.  Allergies are no joke. And pets can’t tell us how they feel. Yet, they're manageable in most cases. Keep your...

Pet Allergies Happen All Year Long
Know the triggers to prevent suffering

1 min read Allergens are small particles that our bodies might react to. Allergens enter a pet’s body through their skin, ears, and nose. Dogs can suffer from allergies all year long. Year-round triggers include: -Environmental elements: grass, cedar, mold, pollen....

Protect Your Pup From Heat Exhaustion
Keep your cool pet from turning into a hot dog this summer

1.5 min read Active pets can overheat in the sun. You can enjoy summer and protect your pet from the dangers of heatstroke. “I...

Head off a heat emergency
If your pet has heatstroke, stay cool and take these steps

1.5 min read Watch your pet for signs of overheating when outdoors. If you notice them staggering, becoming weak, or collapsing, contact...

Our Careful and Common Sense Approach to Vaccines
We Customize the Plan for Your Dog and Cat

3.5 minute read Firehouse customizes vaccine plans for each pet. We’ll chat at your pet’s yearly check-up. Then, we recommend only the vaccines your pet needs based on your lifestyle and environment. Our advice is conservative and based on common sense. Vaccines are...
5 Tips for Senior Cats  Easy ways to protect your best bud

5 Tips for Senior Cats
Easy ways to protect your best bud

1 min read   Cayli never imagined her cat would end up with just one tooth. Cayli, a vet tech,, wishes she knew the importance of dental care when Midnight was young.  “It wasn’t something I ever really thought about,” says Cayli. Midnight has had all her teeth...

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My pet ate poison. Now what?  The 5 things to do next

My pet ate poison. Now what?
The 5 things to do next

1 min read If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have eaten, don’t panic. Many pets eat toxins. We won’t judge you over the item or substance. Life happens. We’re here to help. Step 1: Find the packaging. It helps to have the product packaging so...

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A Heartwarming Holiday Story: Gator the Puppy Finds a Home

A Heartwarming Holiday Story: Gator the Puppy Finds a Home

2.5 min read Hello, dear readers. We have a heartwarming story to share with you. Just in time for the holidays. Grab your hot cocoa (or iced tea since it’s 75 degrees outside) and gather round. Our tale is about a pup with 2 broken legs, a winning personality, and a...

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