FCVC Blog - We Talk Pets

Keeping pet owners in the know

Prepping Pets for Memorial Day

Our pets love summer just as much as we do! It’s the best time of year to be out and about, enjoying all that the season has to offer, including picnics, hikes, swimming, running or just enjoying a nap in the backyard with your fur babies. While these are all great activities, I’ve got some tips to offer for a safe and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend.

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After the microchip – Pet GPS trackers

Dog owners want to keep their four-legged best friends safe. That’s why they train them to stay in their yard, keep them on leashes when going for a walk, and take them to the vet regularly for checkups and care. But, let’s be honest. Even the most loving dog owners have lost their pet at one point and experienced nearly unbearable fear and anxiety.

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Lost Dog! Oh, no! But Wait, Is He Microchipped?

There are many ways to protect your pet. To keep them from being lost. One of the tried and tested methods is microchipping your pet. Here we look at the three main benefits of microchipping your pet and an extra level of protection to keep your dog safe.

3 Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet

Scans Save Lives
When your dog gets lost, it can become frightened. Occasionally causing it to dash into dangerous, unfamiliar territories. This often means that ID tags fall off in the chaos.

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Are You a Fan of Simon’s Cat?

Simon’s Cat is popular with millions worldwide. Have you seen this full color version of “Off to the Vet”?
All of us who have tried to get a cat ready for a trip to the vet can relate! We love our cats, but they don’t always make it easy to care for them.

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You, Your Pets and RV Travel

Summer is here, and it’s time to start planning your vacation. If you’re wanting to take your pets along with you this year, consider hitting the road in a recreational vehicle (or RV). You won’t be alone, Kevin Broom, director of media relations for the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association,says: “According to our spring survey of RV owners (completed in April), 61 percent of RVers travel with pets.” He adds that survey data shows that about 90 percent tote their dogs, while 14 percent are accompanied by their cats.

Any time you’re traveling with pets, of course, there are safety concerns to consider.

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Have You Scheduled Your Pet Friend Visit to the Vet?

Bringing your dog or cat to the veterinarian’s office on a regular basis can ward off serious illness and help to avoid high bills later.

Your dog can’t tell you in words that his teeth hurt, nor can your cat confide that her leg doesn’t feel right. Fortunately, information like that—and much more—can be determined during a pet’s physical exam.

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Why Do Dogs Woof or Cats Meow?

Dogs and cats seem to have plenty to say. Dogs whine, bark, howl, and growl; cats meow, purr, hiss, and yowl. Are they trying to tell us something? Some scientists think they are. Many believe it is highly likely that pets, because they depend on us, have evolved communication systems that function to manipulate and control our behavior.

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Tips for Traveling With Your Pet Friends This Summer

We all need a vacation once in a while. But for pet owners, the thoughts of leaving our furry friends behind—even for a few days—can filled our vacation with worry. That is, if you can even bring yourself to leave your pets in the first place.

If that sounds like you, you’re not alone. A recent survey from Nature’s Recipe found two-thirds of pet parents nationwide wish they could take their dog on every trip. Because of the hassle of bringing your best friend along, however, nearly half of pet parents avoid traveling with their pooches.

It doesn’t have to be that way though.

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Do you have a favorite – “If I fits…”?

Take heart feline enthusiasts. Your cat’s continued indifference toward her new Deluxe Scratch DJ Deck may be disappointing, but there is an object that’s pretty much guaranteed to pique her interest. That object, as the Internet has so thoroughly documented, is a box. Any box, really. Big boxes, small boxes, irregularly shaped boxes—it doesn’t matter. Place one on the ground, a chair, or a bookshelf and watch as Admiral Snuggles quickly commandeers it.

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PetSmart Reaches Milestone of 8 Million Adopted Pets

We are so impressed by those who choose to adopt pets!

Potential Pet Parents Can Keep Pet Adoption Momentum Going by Helping Local Pets in Need Find Loving Homes

PHOENIX – May 17, 2018 — With the help of nearly 4,000 animal welfare partners across North America, PetSmart and PetSmart Charities today announced they reached an unprecedented milestone of 8 million pet adoptions since 1994.

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Is a reptile right for your family?

Reptiles can make excellent pets but sometimes inexperienced owners are overwhelmed when they realize how expensive and difficult some reptiles are to care for. Unfortunately, many owners go home from pet stores with incomplete and even incorrect information on the proper care of their chosen reptiles.

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2018 Pet Expo May 19th

Full Circle Veterinary Care will be participating in the Pet Expo on Saturday, May 19th, 11a - 4pm at the Milliken Athletic Complex. Come see us as well as all the other pet related vendors. There will be fun for kids with a bounce house as...

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Hiking tips for you and your pet

Warm weather is a natural draw for getting out and enjoying the bounties of summer before the next cold arrives in the fall. And naturally, our dogs want to get out and enjoy the warm weather, too.

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Keep your dog safe at the lake or pool this summer

Many dogs love a trip to the lake, river or ocean, and many others love to go boating. But preventing accidents that could injure your dog? That’s up to you. Even dogs who swim well can drown, just as people who are good swimmers sometimes do. People and dogs both often overestimate their skills, and they frequently don’t give enough respect to the water and the weather.

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Carrier Training for Cats

Many people have experienced the stress of trying to get a cat into a carrier to go to the vet. But it doesn’t have to be traumatic for you or your cat.

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Is Your Pet Having a Neuro Exam? What to expect…

Other than seizures, we often mistake neurological changes in pets for other medical problems. We assume a pet who won’t eat feels sick to her stomach – not that she can’t eat. In older pets especially, we assume lameness or weakness stem from arthritis, orthopedic...

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Causal effect – Dental problems in Cats and Dogs

Dental problems in dogs and cats can cause or be caused by other health problems. Pet dental problems can be similar to those in people, although cavities are less common in pets. These problems can include periodontal disease, tumors in the mouth, infected teeth, and...

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Don’t Miss Signs of Neurologic Disease in Your Cat

Don't miss these signs of neurologic disease in your cat. A wide variety of nervous system conditions can put your cat's life at risk. Here's what to look for. Although it’s only the size of a golf ball, your cat’s brain is just about as complex and, when it comes to...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Take Care of Your Pet’s Teeth

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! To celebrate, we've pulled together some of our best dental-health articles for cats and dogs, which you can page through below, as well as the top reasons caring for your pet's teeth is so important. Here are our top...

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Periodontal Disease Fact

Fact: 80% of dogs have periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years of age. It’s important to know that there are multiple stages of pet periodontal disease and without proper veterinary dental exam, cleaning and radiographs, there is no way to know if...

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What happens at a pet dental cleaning?

Eighty-five percent of all pets have periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years of age. Dental disease can result in bad breath, painful chewing, and tooth loss. Bacteria under the gum can travel to the heart, kidneys, and liver. A professional dental cleaning...

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Why Does My Dog Fall Down?

In dogs, falling can be a sign of something serious... Little kids love spinning in place until they fall down. But when we're talking about our dogs, there's really no good reason for loss of balance. So why do dogs fall down? Is it possible to treat loss of balance?...

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