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Holiday Hazards

It’s a holly, jolly holiday season, but this time of year can be dangerous for our pets. There are so many wonderful traditions this time of year, and we want you to continue those… safely. Here are a few holiday hazards to avoid so your furry companions feel merry and bright the whole holiday season…

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Recognizing Signs of Holiday Stress

With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to take our pet’s comfort with all the holiday happenings into account. While many of us feel the stresses and pressures of the holiday season, so can our pets! Today we’re discussing how to recognize these signs of stress in your furry friends and how to treat…

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Fall Safety For Your Pets

Fall is a wonderful time of year, but also a dangerous one. Happy Tails Emergency Clinic will be here when things go wrong, but we’ve put together these tips so hopefully, they don’t have to. Steer Clear of Mushrooms Fall and spring are mushroom seasons. While 99% of mushrooms have little or no toxicity, the…

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Is Smoking is Harmful to Pets?

The short answer is yes, pets that inhale smoke are at risk for more health problems and cell damage. Secondhand smoke is the same for pets as it is for humans, even walking into another room within your home can cause issues for your pets. According to Professor Clare Knottenbelt of the University of Glasgow,…

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Halloween Health Tips

We love this time of year, with the cooler weather and pumpkins popping up everywhere. We want you and your furry friends to enjoy Halloween together and ensure safety for everyone. The first thing to know about Halloween is that it breaks your pets’ routine – and they hate that. If you keep that in…

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Why Does My Cat Throw Up?

If you have a cat, chances are good that you’ve seen her vomit from time to time. It can be unnerving to see your sweet kitty vomiting. What’s even scarier is realizing that your cat has eaten something that may be harmful to their health, including toxic plants or household cleaners. But how much vomiting…

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4 Trash Can Dangers for your Pet

One of the most common problems we see at Happy Tails is GI upset from our companions eating things they shouldn’t! No matter how cute our little trash monsters may be, there are some dangers in the trash to make sure they never get. Pet owners often go to great lengths to feed dogs and…

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Dog Bite Awareness and Prevention

Have you or one of your furry friends ever been bitten by a dog? It can be a traumatizing experience for everyone involved. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a dog bite occurs every 75 seconds in the U.S., and, each day, more than 1,000 people require emergency medical care to…

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What You Need to Know About Feline Infectious Peritonitis

There are so many acronyms in veterinary medicine, it can be hard to keep them all straight. You may have seen FIP, but do you know what this disease is? Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is an incurable and almost always fatal viral infection that primarily affects cats under 2 years of age and over 10…

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3 Ways You and Your Pet Can Volunteer Together

Volunteering in your community is a great way to give back and get involved. If giving back is something you love to do, why not involve the whole family? Even your family pet! There are so many great things you and your pets can do together to volunteer. Here are three ways you can team…

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