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6 Resolutions Your Pet Really Needs You To Stick To This Year

  We all know the drill with New Year’s Resolutions. We make them with the best intentions of really following through this year, and by February most of us have let them slide. But when it comes to the health and happiness of our pets, there are some resolutions we should be sure we stay […]

Is Feline Leukemia A Cancer Or A Virus, And Is It Contagious?

Feline Leukemia is often a confusing subject because of its name. In humans, leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow, but in cats leukemia is actually a virus. However, it can also lead to cancer in cats. It’s important to understand feline leukemia because it’s highly contagious and is one […]

“Help! I Think My Indoor Cat Has Fleas—Is That Possible?”

The title of this blog post is an actual text message that a friend of PetWellClinic® received from one of her coworkers. This coworker had noticed that her family’s cat had been itching and licking herself much more than usual, but she figured it was dry skin. But then she noticed dark brown specks on […]

What You Need To Know If A New Pet Is On Your Christmas List

  Imagine Christmas morning as the children shriek with delight when they discover a new pet under the twinkling Christmas tree. It seems like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting, but unfortunately the reality is often not as idyllic. There’s a reason shelters often see a surge of surrendered pets after the holidays as […]

Tips To Pet Proof Your Christmas Tree & More

  “Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches—” to scratch and climb on if you happen to be a cat, that is. From a cat’s perspective, a Christmas tree is a glorious new jungle gym to pounce and climb on, which often becomes an annual holiday dilemma for cat owners. And […]

Don’t Let The Cooler Temperatures Fool You Into Skipping Flea & Tick Treatments

As temperatures start to fall, many pet owners are tempted to think that it’s ok to take a break from making sure their pets are protected with flea, tick, and heartworm prevention products. They assume that the colder temperatures shut down all flea and tick breeding activity but unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Our relatively […]

5 Signs Your Pet Could Have Diabetes

It’s National Pet Diabetes Month, and you’re not alone if you didn’t know that your dog or cat could develop the disease. Many owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too, and often have many questions when they learn their dog or cat is diabetic. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to seizures, a coma, […]