How to Assist and Not Assist During Normal Birthing

Posted by Carlos Aguiar on Saturday, July 25, 2015 In : Birthing 


The vast majority of dogs and cats that give birth to normal, healthy puppies and kittens can do so without any assistance. Rarely, one may have trouble that will require a veterinarian’s intervention. The goal is to provide help to the mother when necessary, but to avoid getting in the way, adding discomfort, or harming the newborns.

Once the puppies and kittens are born, it is important to monitor their health. The top priority is to ensure that each newborn is receiving adequate...

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Posted by Carlos Aguiar on Friday, May 1, 2015 In : kittens 

How to Syringe-Feed, Tube-Feed, or Bottle-Feed a Pet


“Syringe feeding” means giving food and water with an oral syringe to a pet that is unwilling or unable to eat on his or her own. It is a method of nutritional support used when a temporary illness or health problem compromises the appetite, and nutritional deficiency becomes possible. Syringe feeding can help provide minimal nutrition until a pet’s normal appetite and energy return.

“Tube feeding” is passing a small rubbe...

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6 ways to keep your new puppy healthy

Posted by Carlos Aguiar on Saturday, March 7, 2015 In : new puppy 
  1. DIET-quality puppy food, that is balanced and has all the nutrients needed for a growing dog. Feed 3 times a day or free choice.
  2. BEHAVIOR- talk with a dog trainer about aggression or destructive behaviors. This is the number 1 reason that owners have to give up their pets.
  3. DENTAL CARE- get your new puppy to like having his teeth cleaned. Use appropriate toothpaste and brush to keep the mouth healthy.
  5. PARASITE PREVENTION AND VACCINATION- monthly deworming to prevent heartwor...

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Preventive care checklist

Posted by Carlos Aguiar on Saturday, December 28, 2013

Holiday Season is Finally Here!!
Have you finished all your gift shopping yet? Not if you haven't crossed your pets off your list! Thank them for their unconditional love this year by investing in their health. Here are some ideas for your most beloved dogs and cats:

Holiday gifts for your pets

Advantix II
Topical flea and tick preventative for dogs only

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C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse for dogs and cats
Prevent dental disease with this convenient rinse, will prevent periodontal disease and tooth d...

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November newsletter

Posted by Carlos Aguiar on Monday, November 18, 2013 In : diet 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Turkey Day is one of our favorite American traditions. What could be better than an entire day dedicate to food, family, and football? In honor of Thanksgiving gluttony, I will take a moment to remind you that, while an occasional extra treat is okay, it is extremely important to monitor your pet's diet to avoid obesity. Obesity in pets contributes to the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, certain cancers, hypertension, and immune dysfunct...

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Buying cheap internet medication from unknown online pharmacies can make your pets sick

Posted by Carlos Aguiar on Monday, November 18, 2013
You should be aware of counterfeit internet prescription drugs.  If you buy from online drug stores that are not certified by the National Board of Pharmacy you could be at risk of causing great harm to yourself or your pet.

 This "60 minute" special explains the problem of counterfeit drugs sold by shady websites. LINK

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