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January 2, 2016

When assessing whether or not you have a sick kitten or sick puppy, it is always best to err on the side of caution. In evaluating the health status of a puppy or kitten, some things to consider:

 Attitude

Is your puppy/kitten bright and alert? Does he appear active and playful or dull and depressed? Signs of potential illness could include excessive sleeping and/or no desire for activity. The ears should be erect and bright and a wagging tail is always a positive sign he feels good.

 

December 28, 2015

What can my pets eat this holiday season?

Can dogs eat apples? Are poinsettias poisonous to cats? Are grapes bad for dogs? Tomlyn veterinarian, Dr. Jim Lowe, will answer some of the season’s most popular pet parent questions.

Unlike people, the gastrointestinal tract of animals is not evolved to need a different type of meal multiple times a day as humans are accustomed to. The pH and microbial flora within a dog or cat’s gut is customized to digesting and assimilating the nutrients contained in a consistent ration.

December 7, 2015

Our four-legged companions are family members, and as such, we wish them to be included in all activities around the holiday season.  Some precautions should be taken, however, as the festive season can present new hazards in the life of your pet.

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