FCVC Blog - We Talk Pets

Keeping pet owners in the know
Is a reptile right for your family?

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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Hiking tips for you and your pet

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

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

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…

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

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 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

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

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?

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?

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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Are Pet-Safe Ice Melts Completely Safe?

Are Pet-Safe Ice Melts Completely Safe? The short answer is no, pet-safe ice melts are not completely safe. While some ice melts are “safer” for pets than others, they all carry some risk. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center classifies all ice melt products as...

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Signs of Neurologic Disease in Cats

Signs of Neurologic Disease in Cats

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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Groundhog Day…Brrr!

Groundhog Day…Brrr!

The groundhog hath spoken! Welcome to six more weeks of winter. This morning, Punxsutawny Phil scurried out of his little marmot hole and saw his shadow. This omen indicates a longer winter. Great.

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Client Appreciation Day! Wednesdays

Client Appreciation Day! Wednesdays

Special Clients deserve a Special Day for all of us to say "Thank You" for your business! Save on these services the 1st Wednesday of the month: Office Visit $40.00 (Discounted from $50) Technician Fee     Discounted to only $15.00  Questions? Ask us! Call today for...

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Economy Minded

Multiple Animal Households - No Problem! DiscountsOffered! for Senior citizens, Disabled individuals, and Students, too.

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Vaccinate Pets: Rabies Awareness Alert

Vaccinate Pets: Rabies Awareness Alert

Authorities are warning people not to touch or go near wild animals and to have your pets and livestock vaccinated. Any mammal, including humans, can contract rabies and the risk increases when pets and domestic animals are not vaccinated.

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