How Long is a Cat in Heat?

By January 25, 2018 0 Comments

Estrus in the queen (female cat) is defined as the time during the reproductive cycle when she displays interest in mating. Estrus begins when the queen allows the male to mount and breed, and ends when her receptive behavior ceases. In cats, mating behavior is required to induce ovulating. Domestic cats usually reach sexual maturity…

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How Much Does it Cost to Microchip my Pet?

By January 10, 2018 0 Comments

I had some questions recently about microchips for dogs and cats. I answered a question last week about if it hurts and have had some new questions about the cost. The average cost to have a microchip implanted is around $60 to $70, which is a one–time fee and often includes registration in a pet…

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Does it Hurt to Get a Microchip?

Many clients ask us – does it hurt my dog or cat to get a microchip? In general, It won’t hurt any more than a routine vaccination – having a microchip implanted doesn’t even require anesthetic. The procedure is similar to administering a vaccine or a routine shot. The microchip comes preloaded in a sterile…

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My Pet Drank Christmas Tree Water. Is That Harmful?

Keep pets away from Christmas tree water! The water can be stagnant or contain bacteria. Trees can leak sap and the water can contain fertilizers that leak from the tree to the water. Christmas trees are fertilized to make them grow faster. They also are sprayed to keep the pests and blight off them with…

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My Dog or Cat Drank Antifreeze. What Should I Do?

Ethylene glycol toxicosis is a type of poisoning that occurs after ingestion of antifreeze or other fluids containing the ingredient ethylene glycol. Ethylene glycol itself is not toxic, but it is metabolized in the animal’s body to several extremely toxic chemicals that are responsible for its lethal effects. Ethylene glycol poisoning results in nervous system…

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