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An Engaged Canine is a Well-Behaved Canine ~ Ashley, RVT

A very common reason for people to seek trainers, come to the vet for advice, or even to surrender their dog is destructive behavior. One question I usually lead with is, “Is your dog giving you a hard time, or is it your dog that is having a hard time?” Sometimes we get so caught…

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The Importance of Hobbies ~ Caitlyn, Veterinary Nurse

When you are wrapped up in your work, it’s especially important to remember to take time for your personal hobbies. No matter what type of hobby you choose, you will learn, grow, and you are exposed to new ideas. For me, it’s drawing! I started to doodle and sketch portraits of dogs for fun a…

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The Many Benefits of Having a Cat ~ Kristin, Veterinary Nurse

There are a lot of opinions out there on how cats are good for human health in different ways. Just to name a few: There are so many reasons that cats are so amazing to me. Personally, I’ve always had a deep love and appreciation for cats. From the super cuddly ones who’ve never met…

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The Right Fit ~ Meredith, Veterinary Nurse

Shortly after my daughter Kenleigh was born, I had to put my lab mix Lyza down, but I still had my two cats. It was very important to me that Kenleigh grow up around animals. I didn’t want her to be afraid of them, and I also wanted to be a voice for them. Fast…

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Pre-Adoption Consultations ~ Shana C. Silverstein, DVM, CVA

I recently received a request to chat with a family looking to bring a dog into their home. They own geriatric cats and wanted to make sure that the dog would not be a safety concern for the cats. They had contacted me because they had selected a breed and were strongly considering adopting a…

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Reflections on the Year ~ Talitha, Veterinary Nurse

I am always in awe of and enjoy reflecting on the seasonality of life—how jobs, friendships, pets, and even homes come and go in seasons. One year ago this month, I moved to the Triangle area from a small town in Colorado in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. My first job out of undergrad…

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Cola’s Casa: Surrounded by Puppy Love ~ Tara, Veterinary Nurse

A lot of people already know that pet sitting is a big part of my life. I came across this hobby of mine about two years ago. I was looking to make a little extra spending money but was not in the position to get a second job on top of working full time as…

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Summer: Is Your Dog Overheating? ~Julie, Practice Manager

The hot days of Summer will soon be approaching, and we need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of overheating in our pets. By understanding how our dogs keep cool, we can ensure that they do not overheat, and we can enjoy those dog days of Summer to the fullest. When dogs get…

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Looking for Treats? ~ Amber, Receptionist

A huge question that we get from new dog owners is regarding what chews and treats are safe to give. Whether you are using treats to train your puppy or using them to keep them occupied for a while, (puppy teething is always so fun) you want to make sure that you are giving them…

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Canine Atopic Dermatitis ~ David Kleisch, DVM, MBA

Spring time. Warmer weather, longer days, and gorgeous blooms. Living in North Carolina, we typically group all of these wonderful things with the all too common “allergies”. Everyone knows someone who exhibits allergies, and they are driven by a little substance called the allergen. Allergens are typical harmless substances that are capable of triggering a…

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