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  • How to Stop Your Cat From Keeping You Up at Night

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    Does your cat often wake you in the middle of the night?  Kitty may be adorable when she plays with her favorite toys, but her antics are probably not as cute when you’re trying to sleep. Below, you’ll learn a few tricks to help stop a nocturnal feline from keeping you up at night. Playtime Playing is good for your cat in many ways, both mentally and physically. Play sessions give your furball a chance … Read More »

  • Spotlight on Canine Freestyle Dance

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    Janet always thought her border collie Athena resembled a canine Ginger Rogers. This athletic four-year-old dog excelled in her obedience class. She’s also quite a ham, spinning and jumping for the sheer joy of it. Although she doesn’t know it, Athena’s a good candidate for canine freestyle dance. This fast-growing competitive sport enables a human-canine team to create an entertaining musical routine showcasing the duo’s movement and communication skills. As with any high-energy activity, Athena’s … Read More »

  • Disaster Preparation Tips for Pet Owners

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    Every year, natural disasters and other emergencies, such as fires, threaten the homes and lives of thousands, if not millions, of people, as well as their beloved pets. As a responsible pet owner, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep your furry friend safe during an emergency. While we hope you’ll never have to put this planning to use, we do urge all of our clients to take a few moments to prepare … Read More »

  • Spotlight on Service Dog Contributions

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    We have a tremendous respect for service dogs. From terriers and cocker spaniels to golden retrievers and German shepherds, these remarkable canines have helped many people enjoy more rewarding lives. Although the dogs’ tasks vary, they all stay calm and focused regardless of the situation around them. When visiting your veterinarian, you might have observed a service dog quietly awaiting his appointment. Seeing-Eye Dogs Also known as “guide dogs,” these world-renowned companions have been assisting … Read More »

  • Take a Fun “Staycation” With Your Dog

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    Perhaps you’re planning a different type of vacation this year. You may have enjoyed the balmy beach, the frosty ski slopes, or an energizing weeklong cruise in the past. However, this year brings special circumstances, so you’ll be sticking close to home. But here’s the best part: your furry friend can be your partner for a series of one-day “staycations.” First, bring your dog to the veterinarian for a physical exam and checkup to make sure … Read More »

  • Fluffy’s First Trip to the Vet

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    Are you going to be bringing a new kitten into your home soon? Congratulations! You are certainly in for plenty of adorable moments as your furry new friend learns the do’s and don’ts of being a housecat. As a responsible pet owner, you’ll need to be sure that your furball gets proper veterinary care. One of the first things you’ll want to do is to set up the little one’s initial vet appointment. A local … Read More »

  • How to Soothe a Nervous Dog

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    Is your canine friend prone to nervousness and anxiety? Just like people, dogs all have their own personalities. Some are very calm, while others are more anxious. If you’re trying to help a nervous pup overcome his fears, you’ll need to figure out what he is frightened of, so you can determine the best course of action. That said, there are some things that can be helpful to many timid dogs. Here are a few … Read More »

  • Anxiety in Cats

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    Is your cat easily frightened and often nervous? Kitties all have their own individual personalities. While some are quite fearless, others can be timid and anxious. If your feline friend is one of the latter, read on for some great tips for dealing with anxiety from  Perimeter Veterinary Center in Shawnee, KS. Causes of Feline Anxiety There are many possible causes for feline anxiety. Cats are quite emotional, and can be traumatized by major life … Read More »

  • Fun Ways to Exercise Your Dog Indoors

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    If you have a canine pal, we’re guessing you’ve got quite a few doggy walking sessions under your belt. Taking a nice, relaxing stroll with your pet can be a great way to start and end a long day. When the weather gets cold, however, you may want to keep those walks short and sweet. This can make it a bit tricky to keep your pooch active, and make sure he is getting enough exercise. … Read More »

  • New Year’s Resolutions from Frisky Cats

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    As we exchange our 2015 calendars for new ones, many of us are making resolutions. If you have a cat, your feisty feline pal may very well try to play with your pen as you’re writing down your new goals. Kitties certainly can be quite mischievous! If Fluffy were to set resolutions, what would those be? Below, a Shawnee, KS vet lists some possible resolutions playful cats might make. I Will Knock Things Off The … Read More »

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