What are Pet Pheromone Diffusers?


Have you heard or seen of calming pet pheromone diffusers? Maybe a pheromone spray or collar? You may have seen them as an option to buy for your home, or you could know because they are used at this clinic, or maybe the entire concept is completely new to you. Whatever your background, this blog…

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How To Potty Train a Puppy Fast

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Teaching your puppy how to go potty correctly is one of the first big things you train your new family member to do. There are many things to think about and do to make the potty training process easier for you and your pup. When should I begin puppy potty training? It’s recommended to start…

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Getting to Know Dr. Kristin Hook, Medical Director

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Off the Clock In her spare time, Dr. Hook can often be found in her garden, running with her dogs, or watching her kids’ activities. Her favorite sport is rugby, because of the endurance, toughness and athleticism used. These insights make it no surprise that her spirit animal is a dog (of which she has…

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How Can Heartworms Be Prevented?

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Have you heard the term “heartworm” but don’t really know what it is? This post will help you learn the truth about this potentially deadly parasite. What are the signs that my dog has heartworms? Symptoms of heartworm in dogs depend on how many heartworms they are hosting, how active your dog is, and if…

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Is it Normal for Cats to Hide?


Have you ever wondered why your cat hides in such weird places? Or how come they seem to hide from us all day? The good news is, this is normal feline behavior. Cats hide instinctively. It is natural for them to cozy up in small, dark places. Should I ever worry about my cat hiding?…

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How Can I Prevent Fleas and Ticks?


There is nothing worse than seeing your pet scratching more than usual – that pang of fear you feel as you wonder, “Oh no…is it fleas?” This blog is to answer the most common questions (and clear up some misconceptions) about fleas and ticks. What are fleas and ticks? Flea is a common term for…

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How to Protect Your Pet this 4th of July


The 4th of July is a fun and exciting time for us humans to spend with friends and family. Our pets, on the other hand, may have a different experience. In addition to feeling overwhelming or scary for many animals, it can also be dangerous. Keeping them in mind while planning for this holiday will…

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Is It Safe to Take Dogs Camping?

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It is camping season! We know you’re itching to get out of the house this summer…but let’s make sure your pet (and other family members) don’t end up itching after going on that trip. How can I prepare for my camping trip? 1) Check the pet policy. Most places post their pet policy online, but…

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What Does it Mean if a Veterinarian is Fear Free Certified?


It is no secret that many animals are not thrilled to go to the vet. That is why we became Fear Free Certified : to help dogs and cats (and their owners) in the Quad-Cities to feel comfortable and confident in coming to the veterinarian. We strive to make all experiences with us as easy…

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How Often Should I Take My Dog to the Vet?

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Wouldn’t it be great if simply observing our dogs would let us know instantly if they were healthy or sick? Unfortunately, dogs can’t tell us when they are feeling ill. For that reason, owners need to be proactive. Getting your loved one regular checkups by a professional is the best way to provide a quality…

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