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Death by Chocolate—Why Pets and Chocolate Don’t Mix

People have been enjoying chocolate for more than 2,000 years. The Latin name for the cacao tree is Theobroma cacao, which translates to “food of the gods.” For anyone who loves chocolate, this name makes perfect sense. You may be tempted to share this delectable treat and let your pet experience the chocolatey goodness, but [...]

By |2021-10-25T00:29:33+00:00October 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Hauntingly Good Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is around the corner. Pumpkin spice scent will fill the air, jack-o’-lanterns will be on every doorstop, and trick-or-treaters will be out in force, dressed in their most outlandish costumes. While this holiday provides hauntingly good fun for children and adults, your pets can be in danger if you don’t take precautions. Our team [...]

By |2021-10-15T23:58:59+00:00October 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Separation Anxiety Anonymous for Pets

Some pets are unaffected by their owner’s comings and goings, while others become significantly distressed when their human is not by their side. A pet who is affected by separation anxiety can experience extreme emotional upset akin to panic, which can be extremely stressful for you and your pet. Our team at Palmer Veterinary Clinic [...]

By |2021-09-27T23:40:37+00:00September 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Tips to Entertain Your Bored Pet

If your pet is bored, they may express their boredom by exhibiting unwanted behaviors. Bored dogs can become destructive, chewing inappropriate objects, or digging holes in your yard. Other signs include overexcitement when they greet you, and constantly panting and pacing. Clues your cat may be suffering from boredom include over-grooming, which may cause hair [...]

By |2021-09-12T21:42:58+00:00September 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rx Success—7 Stress Reducing Strategies for Medicating Your Pet

Does your blood pressure spike when your veterinarian says, “Your pet needs daily medication?” Palmer Veterinary Clinic understands your struggle. Check out our seven stress-reducing strategies for medicating your pet. #1: Don’t be afraid: Express your concerns about medicating your pet Medicating pets can be a challenge for veterinary professionals, too, so let us know [...]

By |2021-08-27T02:39:52+00:00August 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should Your Dog Receive a Leptospirosis Vaccine?

Leptospirosis is a dangerous, life-threatening disease, yet a vaccination for it is not part of the core vaccines every dog routinely receives. Whether your dog should be vaccinated depends on their lifestyle and risk factors. For example, dogs who go camping and hiking should clearly be protected; however, dogs who rarely step foot outside probably [...]

By |2021-07-18T18:21:15+00:00July 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Veterinary Hospice Care—Ensuring Your Pet’s Final Days Are Good

Advances in veterinary medicine and nutrition, combined with owners taking advantage of preventive care, has resulted in pets living longer, healthier lives. Geriatric pets commonly confront debilitating diseases, such as chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, and cancer, which can negatively impact their quality of life in their later years. Our team at Palmer Veterinary [...]

By |2021-06-15T03:49:34+00:00June 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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