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Top ten reasons to neuter your male pet.
Posted Tuesday, June 10, at 2:28 PM
By DR. NORETTE L. UNDERWOOD With all the unwanted pets I want to talk about why you should neuter your male dog. During the next several weeks I will be doing a series on population control and how you can help with this problem. Prevent unwanted litters. Nearly four million pets are euthanized in the United States each year. Often, owners of male dogs fail to realize their pet's contribution to the litters of puppies being born daily. Remember...it takes two to tango...

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Brown Recluse Spider Bites and Your Pet!
Posted Tuesday, June 10, at 2:28 PM

By DR. NORETTE L. UNDERWOOD One bite from a brown recluse spider will probably mean several weeks of pampering for your pet while they heal. Although the wound may appear nasty, your pet will usually recover fully, though you may want to take a trip to the veterinarian to be sure...

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Lily Ingestion Toxicity in Cats
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 11:01 AM

Spring signifies renewal. New green growth and blooming flowers mark a new beginning. Many people will celebrate during this time by adorning their households with flowers and plants. However, cat owners need to beware that some of the most common plants are highly toxic to their beloved feline companions...

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Feeding bones is an expensive gamble
Posted Friday, March 29, at 12:35 PM

No matter if it's a brand new puppy or a senior citizen dog, pet owners love to spoil their canine friends with bones. After all, what's more natural than a dog with a bone? But veterinarians warn that feeding bones is a gamble that could end up creating a very unnatural veterinary bill!...

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What is Responsible Pet Ownership?
Posted Friday, March 8, at 2:38 PM

Pet ownership is a privilege. As an owner you should provide good food, a comfortable and protected area to sleep, and adequate exercise. Keeping your pet updated on needed vaccines, spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted offspring, and making sure your pet's coat is clean and not matted are an important part of pet care. Heartworm, internal parasite and flea prevention are essential in Northeast Arkansas. The above care includes the basic things that your pet should have...

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March is National Poison Prevention Month
Posted Friday, March 1, at 12:57 PM

1. Each year, March is National Poison Prevention Month and to help keep our pets safe, we observe National Animal Poison Prevention Week, March 18th-24th. 2. Each year hundreds of thousands of pets are accidently exposed to a number of potentially harmful products. Helping pet owners understand what products are more likely to cause harm can go a long way to keeping pets safe...

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MRSA in Pets
Posted Friday, February 22, at 3:29 PM

Methicillin resistant infections in people have been an on-going concern for doctors and hospitals. Estimates show that 30-40% of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) organisms cultured from clinical infections are resistant to this antibiotic. 1) MRSA has been termed by the press as a "super-bug". This refers to the resistance this bacteria has against several types of common antibiotics, especially those in the penicillin and cephalosporin families...

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February is Pet Dental Health Month
Posted Friday, January 25, at 1:03 PM

Of all dogs 2 years old or more, 80% have some form of dental disease, and veterinarians say that periodontal disease is the number one diagnosed condition in pets today. When one of my client's two dogs fought over a bone one day, she had to rush her eldest pet, 14-year-old cocker spaniel "Toby" to the hospital. She knew that Toby would have to have a few stitches for the bite wounds on his face, but she was shocked when I was more concerned about the severity of Toby's dental disease...

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Small dogs and housetraining
Posted Friday, January 18, at 1:44 PM

Small dogs are a lot of attitude wrapped up in a tiny package. They're known for their strong personalities and independent nature. Small dogs can be notoriously difficult to train, and some even go years before seemingly forgetting all their training and relapsing...

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Exercise for you and your Pet
Posted Friday, January 11, at 10:19 AM

The holidays are over. That means no more parties, no more elaborate turkey dinners, and no more holiday treats. If you have picked up a few pounds that weren't on your wish list, don't despair; there is a simple solution: Get out and exercise. Given the choice between doing sit-ups and walking your dog, you'd probably grab the leash and head for the door. And why not? Your waistline can't tell the difference. Any physical activity you do on a regular basis will help you slim down and firm up...

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Pet health tips for new year
Posted Friday, January 4, at 2:35 PM

I am not typically one for making New Year's resolutions -- too much stress and expectation. But I do enjoy the feeling of a "fresh start" and the refocusing that the new year brings. Here are some ideas and tips to hopefully enhance the health and add some fun to your pets' lives...

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Please Don't Give Pets As Gifts
Posted Friday, December 21, at 1:09 PM

Christmas Pets: Holiday Impulse Shoppers Beware! It's the season for giving, and we all have good intentions when shopping for truly special gifts for our loved ones. Sometimes, we have visions of them opening a beautiful box with an adorable kitten inside, or of covering their eyes and leading them into a room where a puppy or a cat wearing a big bow is waiting. ...

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Cold weather dangers for pets
Posted Friday, December 14, at 12:54 PM

Although some pets are conditioned to the cold weather, veterinary experts agree that you should bring outdoor pets indoors if the temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Puppies, kittens, and short haired pets should come inside anytime the temperature goes below 40 degrees...

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Veterinary Technicians -- Trusted Partners for Your Pet's Care
Posted Friday, December 7, at 12:01 PM

We all know that your pet's doctor will often ask one of his or her staff members to either help restrain a pet or maybe prepare a specific medication. From preparing laboratory samples to taking x-rays to communicating treatment plans with clients, veterinary technicians and assistants have carved out essential roles in modern animal hospitals...

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Holiday Decorations and Plants Could Create Pet Emergencies
Posted Friday, November 30, at 1:45 PM

All over the country, and the world, people are celebrating the holidays with family and friends. An important part of the celebration is spending time decorating your home with traditional ornaments and plants. Many of these decorations certainly look nice, but they also pose some serious danger to our pets...

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips
Posted Wednesday, November 21, at 4:05 PM

'Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts--but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won't be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink...

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