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Can My Pets Be Allergic to Each Other?

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As you probably know, your dog or cat can be allergic to many things. Dust, dirt, fleas, mold, pollen, ingredients in their food, certain materials like rubber or plastic… the list goes on and on. But can dogs and cats themselves can be allergic to each other? And if they are, what do you do … Read More »

Understanding AKC Dog Groups

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The puparazzi are getting pretty excited. The Westminster Kennel Show starts February 10th! It’s always fun to see these pampered pooches strutting their stuff! As you may know, dog shows typically divide their furry contestants into breed groups. A veterinarian goes over the AKC’s official groups below. Sporting The sporting group contains some very popular … Read More »

Posted In Dog Care, General Care

Dog Training Mistakes

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January is National Train Your Dog Month! Of course, Fido’s education is important all year long. Training is really what makes the difference between your pooch being a ‘Good dog’ and being, well, a bit unruly. Here, a vet lists some common dog training mistakes. Inconsistency There are many schools of thought when it comes … Read More »

Posted In Behavior, Dog Care

4 Ways That Great Nutrition Benefits Your Pet

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Everyone knows that nutrition is important for any animal companion. When your pet receives the right combination of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and water on a daily basis, they stay healthy—it’s that simple. But what specifically does good nutrition do for our pets? How does it benefit them? Let’s take a closer look at … Read More »

Holiday Gifts for Dogs

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Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Or are you a last-minute panic shopper? Either way, your canine companion may very well get extra excited when you come home with packages. Don’t forget to get something for Fido! Read on as a local Coles County, IL vet lists some great gifts for Man’s Best Friend. … Read More »

Posted In Dog Care, General Care

Keeping Fluffy Out Of The Tree

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The holidays have officially arrived! At this time of year, our feline friends are at their most mischievous. Actually, attacking Christmas trees is one of Fluffy’s favorite seasonal traditions. Read on as a local Coles County, IL vet offers some advice on keeping your playful pet out of your tree. Decorate Carefully Keep your frisky … Read More »

Posted In Behavior, Cat Care
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