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February is “Responsible Pet Owner” Month

How do we view responsible pet ownership? While there isn’t an exact definition for it the AKC gives each of us a great starting point for how we view pet ownership: “Owning a dog is not just a privilege-it’s a responsibility.” Whether you own a dog or a cat one thing is for sure, owning […]


Training Your Cat?

January is all about training your pet. When people think of training, they usually think about dogs…and often about house breaking. But what about cats? Usually in cases of housetraining problems with cats or kittens, there was something neglected in the social and dietary management aspects of pet care. We recommend the following in regards […]


Pet Safety During the Holidays

Christmas and New Years are fast approaching- many festivities will commence that include our furry family members. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe from dangerous holiday decor and unhealthy treats! Holiday Decorations and Toxic Plants: Christmas Trees: They can fall over if a pet climbs on them or tries to play with […]


Senior Pet Wellness

Comprehensive physical examinations are an important tool in providing a long, quality life for your animal. Pet’s age 5-7 times faster than humans, can’t talk, and often hide early signs of disease. One year represents 5-10% of the pet’s life span, whereas, one year only represents a very small percentage of the average life of […]


October is Walk Your Pet To Fitness Month!

Getting fit is not just for October but now is as good a time as any to continue a fit lifestyle – for ourselves as well as our pets. We understand that keeping fit is not just about loosing weight- it is about living a healthy, active lifestyle that includes a balanced, nutritious diet and […]


Let’s Talk Demodex!

Demodetic Mange, also called “Red Mange,” is a non-contagious skin disease that has been around as long as there have been dogs and veterinarians. In some cases it is one of the most difficult medical conditions to manage successfully. It is caused by a tiny parasite, which lives in the hair follicles and skin glands […]


Helping Paws Military Appreciation Day

The Helping Paws Military Appreciation Day at the Crosby will be held October 17, 2017! This second annual fundraiser featuring the world famous Crosby Golf Club is right around the corner! Helping Paws Foundation needs Sponsors as well as Volunteers for this event!


It’s July 4th!

Many people enjoy the booming sounds and flashing lights of fireworks, but they can be terrifying and overwhelming for pets, and hazardous. On the Fourth of July, so many pets are frightened and try to escape the sights and sounds that animal shelters around the nation report a dramatic increase in lost pets during the […]


Heat Stroke Can Be Deadly!

It is summer and school is out, the weather warms up and we have more opportunities to interact with our pets. Because it gets hot we need to concern ourselves with heatstroke. Heatstroke occurs when normal body mechanisms cannot keep the body’s temperature in a safe range. Animals cannot sweat and get overheated easily. A […]


The Facts About Microchipping Your Pet

Every year, pets are lost – and without identification, 90 percent of them are never returned to their owners. Proper and permanent identification is the only way to ensure the return of a lost dog or cat to the rightful owner. While collars and ID tags are a good start but they can easily be […]


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