A Beginner’s Guide to Pet Ownership

September 15, 2017

Are you ready to adopt a pet?  Let us be your guide! There are many different pets you can choose from, and all have their own unique quirks and responsibilities, so make sure to do your research before getting one so you can appropriately choose one that’s best for your lifestyle. Knowing what’s to come […]

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Helping Your Pets Cope With July 4th

June 30, 2017
Independence Day is thoroughly relished by a majority of Americans, however there is a small fraction of the population that dread this boisterous holiday. Pet owners have always struggled with their pets’ firework anxiety. In some cases the anxiety is so severe that a pet will injure themselves or others. Shelters are flooded with calls [...]

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June 28, 2017
  Many pet owners believe the likelihood of heartworm disease affecting their pet is slim to none. This is a common misconception! Let’s begin with how this parasite infests both dogs, cats, ferrets and a number of wildlife (i.e. wolves, coyotes, foxes and even sea lions). Generally speaking pets acquire heartworms from exposure to a [...]

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Is Smoking Killing Our Pets?

May 31, 2017
  As we know, smoking is the leading cause of heart disease and lung cancer in humans, but how are smokers’ pets affected? In this article we will be talking specifically about the concerns of smoking indoors in the same household as a pet. The consequences for your furry/feathered loved ones can be devastating, precautions [...]

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Dog Breeds Across America

April 7, 2017
Made in AmericaDog Breeds Across America The United States is responsible for a number of breeds recognized globally. Some may be obvious (i.e. Boston Terrier) and some are not so obvious (i.e. Australian Shepard). Selective breeding has been performed in the United States since the birth of this country. Typically, a dog was bred for [...]

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What Makes Ozzie Tick

February 9, 2017
  I'm Ozzie.  I like to stroll in lazily from outside, beckoning Cheryl with a long croak to fill my food bowl before I arrive at her station. I hop up in front of her computer and completely block her view of her work. I purr softly while slowly blinking contently at her. After my [...]

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A Day in the Life of Ozzie

October 31, 2016
It's 5 AM and still dark. Dreams pass through my mind, one eye drifts open lazily as I roll on my back in my bed. I dream of the day I came to Chippens Hill. I was a street-wise cat in roaming the wood in Southington, Connecticut. I approached a woman feeding her own cats [...]

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Don’t Skip Dog Walking

October 19, 2016
How many of us walk our dogs daily? Dog walking is important for your dog’s physical and mental health but it could also be beneficial to your health as well. Some owners have even started to walk their indoor cats! Take time to consider the benefits of dog walking before skipping this activity before or [...]

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Halloween Costume Contest

October 13, 2016
Calling All Halloween Lovers! Send us a photo of your pet in a costume and you could win a $50 gift card to our hospital! To enter: Like our Facebook page and send us a direct message on Facebook with your pet’s photo by Sunday, October 23rd. On Monday the 24th we will post all [...]

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Car Safety for Dogs

September 12, 2016
Statistics show that 80% of dog owners travel with their dog in the car frequently and only 16% use any restraints for their dog. For those of us who take our dogs everywhere we can, it has crossed many of our minds that even in a minor fender bender our furry loved ones can be [...]

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