Update on the Canine Flu from Dr. Wagner

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments

As you may have been hearing in the news, there is a local outbreak of the canine influenza virus, also known as the canine flu. Some hospitals in Columbus have diagnosed dozens of patients. Symptoms of the flu include coughing, nasal discharge, lethargy, lack of appetite, and or fever and fatal pneumonia. It has been…

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How Long is a Dog in Heat?

By November 3, 2017 0 Comments

Intact female dogs (commonly called bitches) reach sexual maturity (puberty) between 4 to 18 months of age, at which time they experience their first estrus. There is a tremendous variability in the maturation age between breeds, and even within a breed of dog. Several major phases compose the estrous cycle. Variations in the level of normal…

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Tips to Keep Your Dog and Cat Safe on Halloween

By October 30, 2017 0 Comments
Halloween dog in costumer safety tips

Keep your pet safe during Halloween. Although humans love Halloween this isn’t always the case for dogs and cats. Many pets normally friendly with strangers can become fearful, protective and scared. Below are some tips to help keep your dog and cat safe during this Halloween holiday. Keep your dog or cat inside and confined….

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I Found a Bat in My House. Who do I call?

By October 24, 2017 0 Comments

Sometimes a bat may go off course and accidentally find its way into a home. This is no cause for alarm. Stay calm, and follow these steps to remove it safely and humanely. The bat may be first seen flying around a room early in the evening, landing on curtains or furniture and then taking…

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What’s the Difference Between a $200 Spay vs. a $2000 Spay?

What’s the difference between a $200 spay vs. a $2000 spay? This is a great question and the answer is …..when you do it. Let us explain. There are many good reasons to spay a dog or cat. These include trying to minimize the terrible pet overpopulation problem, the increased risk of breast cancer in…

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