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What does a healthy pet look like?


Your dog runs and plays or your cat chases his tail. Both pets seem healthy, but how do you really know if your pet is a healthy pet? “There are many factors that go into our pet’s overall health and wellness,” said Joni Lindquist, DVM, veterinarian with Elk Creek Animal Hospital.  “Perhaps the most important […]



Tips for Adopting a Pet


Adopting a new pet is an exciting time, for both you and the pet. Rescuing a pet from a shelter is even more rewarding – you are saving the life of a loving dog or cat while also bringing joy to your home. Although, it can take some time and patience for both you and […]



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10 Strange Behaviors of Cats and Dogs


Do you think your pet acts strange? You are not alone! Whether your dog dances in circles before he lays down or your cat prefers sleeping in a box, the peculiar habits our pets have sometimes just leave us scratching our heads. These are just two examples of strange behavior many cats and dogs exhibit. […]



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Emergency Preparedness Tips for You and Your Pet


September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Flash flooding, tornadoes, fires, ice storms and power outages, all disasters you need to be prepare for, yet hope never happen.  Do you have a plan in place for you and your family when that happens?  Does that plan include your pet?  When it comes to a disaster, the […]







Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats


Alternative medicine is growing in popularity, and acupuncture for dogs and cats is on the rise. Acupuncture, a treatment used on horses and even cattle since the early 1900’s, is rising to become a commonplace veterinary treatment for dogs and cats. What is acupuncture? Merriam-Webster defines acupuncture as: “An originally Chinese practice of inserting fine […]



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Summer Pet Safety Tips


Protect your pet during the dog days of summer with these summer pet safety tips. Summer has officially arrived! Sunshine, hot temperatures and rising humidity are here to stay! How is your pet handling the warmer weather and are you keeping a watchful eye on your furry family member? Warmer weather on our pets can […]



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Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips


PetFirst offers tips for keeping dogs and cats safe this Independence weekend. The Fourth of July means fun and festivities abound! Independence Day is often celebrated with an abundance of barbeque, fireworks, and a host of friends and family. This US holiday is no celebration for dogs though; the sound of fireworks causes many dogs […]