How Will the Solar Eclipse Affect My Pets?

How Will the Solar Eclipse Affect My Pets? Although there is little evidence to confirm the effects the eclipse will have on pets, here are tips to keep your pets safe: Animals may confuse the change in the light levels as nighttime and implement their pre-bedtime behaviors. Pets, especially dogs, often mimic people.  If everyone […]

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August 15th is Check the Chip Day

Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen. However, a microchip will only work if the information linked to the chip is correct.  Learn more about microchips… Why should you microchip? 1 in 3 pets get lost at least once in their lifetime Over […]

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Why Should I Vaccinate My Pet?

Pet owners in Hoover, Vestavia, Birmingham and the area, are you asking yourself, “Why should I vaccinate my pet?” Vaccinations are the top weapon against many viral and bacterial infections in pets. Millions of dog & cat lives have been saved through vaccines. Vaccines are safe and well-tolerated by most pets. Vaccines help your pet live […]

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Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?

Hoover/Vestavia cat owners – Have we seen your cat lately?  Common Incorrect Cat Myths: Cats are naturally healthier with less problems than dogs Feline health problems come from outside and don’t affect indoor cats Cats will display visible signs of illness Cats are self-sufficient and do not need veterinary care like dogs Cats are no more […]

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4th of July Pet Safety Tips

Fourth of July traditions like fireworks and picnics can be frightening and dangerous for pets. Take precautions to keep your pets safe before, during and after July 4th festivities. More pets go missing on July 4th than any other time of year – don’t let it happen to your family! July 4th Pet Safety Tips […]

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Simple Tests – So Many Results

Simple tests.  So many results. Pets can’t say tell us how they’re feeling—it’s usually how they look or act that tells you something is wrong. You play a key role in helping your pet combat illness and stay as healthy as possible. Annual (and bi-annual as the pet ages) exams and blood tests are the […]

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WARNINGS: Rabies Confirmed In Our Area

WARNING: RABIES CONFIRMED IN OUR AREA!  The Shelby County Department of Public Health has confirmed two separate incidences of rabies in Shelby County near Oak Mountain and Indian Springs. One cat and one raccoon that was killed by a dog both tested positive for rabies within the past two weeks. Rabies vaccinations are REQUIRED by […]

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