Why Do I need to Use Flea Treatment in the Winter?

Each fall many pet owners question whether they really need to give their cat or dog flea/tick/ and heartworm prevention medicine throughout the winter. We recommend year round flea/tick and HWP. Here are some facts: Fleas can live outdoors in temperatures as low as 33 degrees F. for up to 5 days (long enough to…

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How Long is a Cat in Heat?

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 Long Does Pregnancy Last with a Dog or Cat?

Our wonderful receptionist told me they have had a couple phone calls about how long dogs and cats are pregnant. I’ll answer it now. Gestation lasts about 60-63 days for dogs and cats. Gestation longer than 70 is considered abnormal. If you have additional questions about pregnancy in dogs or cats, please call us.

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How Long do Microchips Last?

By January 14, 2018 0 Comments

How long do microchips in dogs work? Microchips are designed to work for 25 years.

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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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