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Do you recommend that we have a microchip implanted in our family’s dog? Yes, I would highly recommend having a microchip implanted in your family’s dog.  It is an easy way to permanently identify your dog for the rest of its life.  Although tags on the collar are a popular way to identify your pet, these are not permanent.  Tags on the collar can fall off, the collar can come off, and the writing can wear off making it difficult to read.  Implanting a microchip is an easy and inexpensive way...

It's officially summer time!   We have a few summer fun suggestions for the whole family, including your furry friends. Have a pool & bubble party.  A couple of kiddie pools, some dog friendly bubble solution to use in a bubble machine and sprinklers is all you need for a fun day with your family and pets. This is a win on a very hot summer day. Go on a hike.  Indiana has some great trails that are pet friendly.  Here is a link to Indiana pet friendly hiking trails. Go...

Most of us have first aid kits in our homes; stocked with adhesive bandages, gauze, antibiotic ointment, pain relievers, etc..  but when it comes to our pets and injuries, are you prepared?  Ready made kits are available for purchase, but if you prefer to make your own below are a few suggestions. What should you have in your pet first aid kit? Contact numbers and paperwork:  Veterinarian phone number, 24 hour emergency clinic, poison control hotline (24/7 ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER: (855) 764-7661) copies of vaccines and any other medical records,...

Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment | PetMD Should we vaccinate our dog for Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an infectious tick-borne disease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi .  The bacterium is spread by the Ixodes species of ticks, specifically Ixodes scapularis, which is also known as the common deer tick, and Ixodes pacificus.  Although Lyme disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states, it is thought that there are areas that are more endemic for the disease.  I. scapularis is found in the Midwest and northeast, whereas I. pacificus...

What are some household hazards for a new puppy? Much like a human child, puppies will find their way into every inch of your home. It important for new owners to be aware of hazardous materials found commonly in your household that your puppy can get into that may be harmful to their health. Harmful Foods in the Kitchen: Chocolate, Cocoa Power – contain a substance called Theobromine, which is neurotoxic to dogs Grapes, Raisins – can cause kidney failure Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Chives – can cause anemia in your pet Avocado...

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