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What Goes in Your Pet First Aid Kit?

You don’t have to be a Scout to know that being prepared for an emergency is a smart idea. After all, you probably have bandages, topical ointments, and other items for human first aid needs. Why not prepare something similar for your pets?


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Pet Photography Tips to Take Your Pet Photos to the Next Level

Does this sound familiar? You want to capture your pet’s cuteness on camera but by the time you get the camera ready, they’ve turned their head, or left the room! It’s tricky to get your pet to pose for the camera, but with these tips, you’ll capture more of those perfect moments, whether you’re grabbing the shots with your iPhone or a DSLR.

For the best results you’ll want to pay attention to a variety of factors:


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Pets Make Us Happy: The Mental Benefits of Pet Companionship

As a pet lover, you know your pet makes you happy. But you may be surprised to hear that science agrees that those warm feelings can lift your mood and even lower your blood pressure!

In fact, the positives are such that pets are now invited into all sorts of therapy settings, such as hospitals, to soothe and calm the patients. There’s even a name for it: “pet therapy.”


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Curious about pet insurance? Little Gracie is our patient, here is her Trupanion Story:

Hello,
My name is Gracie. I am a 9 1/2 month old beagle girl.
My mom says my good looks make up for all the mischief I seem to get myself into. As with most beagles, my nose is always to the ground as I explore my world.
One time I managed to pop some wood caps off of the furniture and swallowed them. Mom had no idea what I had done until it was to late. I didn't feel well and had to go see my friends at Sylvan Vet for treatment.


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Vaccination: Finding the Right Protocol for Your Pet

Over the past several years, veterinary professionals have paid a great deal of attention to pet vaccination protocols. With new vaccines and other developments, many veterinarians have updated their protocols as well. For example, some vaccines are now given every three years rather than annually. Of course, the vaccines given also depend on a particular pet’s risk and exposure.

We continually assess the need for the vaccines we recommend and tailor a vaccin e protocol around each pet’s individual lifestyle.


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National Poison Prevention Week 2018 is March 18-24!

Is your home hazard-free? For pets, it may not be as safe as you think. National Poison Prevention Week is the perfect time for pet owners to educate themselves about these potential dangers, including common household products and plants.

Dogs and cats are curious, checking out their environments with direct contact and taste. This is why you should be diligent in preventing poisoning in your best pet pals. Here’s what to watch out for, plus further information about treatment for pet poisoning:


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