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Ask the Vet: Why Do Dogs Lick Their Wounds?

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Dogs | Comments Off on Ask the Vet: Why Do Dogs Lick Their Wounds?

Ask the Vet: Why Do Dogs Lick Their Wounds?

When a dog has some sort of wound or injury, it is simply an instinct for them to repeatedly lick the affected area. This action is similar to humans’ tendency to rub an injured area — our way to soothe ourselves at the moment — which is exactly what injured dogs are doing when they lick their wounds. The act of licking distracts the injured dog from the pain of the wound, but it is ultimately not productive for your furry friend’s healing process. Keep reading to learn more about the risks of allowing your dog to lick its...

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Sunset Veterinary Clinic Statement Regarding COVID-19

Posted by on Apr 22, 2020 in Cats, Dogs | 0 comments

At this time, SVC remains committed to continuing to provide the highest quality veterinary services to your pets while keeping our clients, staff, and families healthy and safe. Please know that in addition to our normal cleaning and sanitation protocols, we are also taking the following steps.

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Heartworm Prevention: The Key to Saving Your Pet’s Heart

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Cats, Dogs, Guides | Comments Off on Heartworm Prevention: The Key to Saving Your Pet’s Heart

Heartworm Prevention: The Key to Saving Your Pet’s Heart

Our pets play such an integral part in our lives, offering love and friendship through each stage of our journey together. According to a recent research study by the American Pet Products Association, 68% of US households have at least one pet with approximately 90 million dogs and 94 million cats being the primary pets for these owners. Yet, even with all that dedicated focus on our pets, there are still diseases that have not yet been fully eradicated such as heartworm. As veterinarians, heartworm disease is one of the most...

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Pet Spotlight: Meet Ivey, The Talented Feline in the Cat Pawsitive Program

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Cats, Pet Spotlight | 0 comments

When Ivey first came to the shelter, she loved to try to trick visitors into giving her treats. She was always friendly and engaged and now loves to climb to the highest heights of her current foster family's condo to snooze in the sunshine. Ivey was the ideal candidate for the Cat Pawsitive program.

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How to Make a Your Very Own Pet First Aid Kit

Posted by on Mar 6, 2020 in Cats, Dogs | 0 comments

If you want to make sure your pets will be safe no matter where you are or what you’re doing, one of the best steps you can take is setting up a pet first aid kit. Here’s how to do it: How to Make a Pet First Aid Kit Step 1: Gather the essential items. Your pet care first aid kit should include: Emergency numbers, including numbers for your veterinarian and animal poison controlLeash and collarHand sanitizer and liquid dishwashing fluid for bathingIce packRubber glovesGauze/strips of clean cloth (non-stick)...

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In the News: Saving Shelter Cats with a High-Five

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in Cats, Fun Stuff, In The News | 0 comments

When visiting an animal shelter, it can be heart-wrenching to know that not all of the loving cats, dogs, and other pets will be lucky enough to be adopted into warm homes. Often, though, this is simply because each animal’s unique and special personality doesn’t have a chance to shine through.

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How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)

Posted by on Jan 31, 2020 in Cats | 0 comments

We all know that ancient Egyptians loved and honored cats — but were they really the first humans to domesticate this animal? As it turns out, no. In 2001, French archeologists found a burial site in Cyprus from 9,500 years ago that included a man and an 8-month old cat — obviously buried together to show the closeness of man and animal. So, how did that burial site get there? Who were the first to domesticate cats?

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The Ultimate Vet-Prepared Guide to Your Dog’s First Year

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Dogs, Guides, Pet Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

The first year with a new furry friend is an exciting time, full of laughter and fun -- and plenty of love! This quick guide will help ensure that you don't leave anything to chance with your new canine companion!

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Common Cat Injuries and What to Do About Them

Posted by on Jan 17, 2020 in Cats | 0 comments

Several common injuries befall cats fairly regularly. If you have a cat, you may have encountered any number of these. To help you know what to do right away if your cat is hurt at home, we’ve created a list of the most common cat injuries and what to do to treat them.

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Meet Some of the World’s Smartest Dog Breeds

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 in Dogs | 0 comments

All dog breeds have excellent qualities that make them unique and special. Still, some dog breeds are particularly known for their intelligence. These dogs make great pets for anyone with kids or other pets, especially. They’re able to easily blend into the family, follow orders well, and provide comfort and stability for everyone.

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