Top 9 Most Important Shots Every Puppy Needs in Matthews, NC

When you have a new puppy in the family, it’s important to keep up with all of her vet care and health requirements. It can be overwhelming trying to remember all the shots she needs, but her well-being depends on her receiving them in a timely fashion. Although your vet in Matthews will give you much more information about your puppy’s required shots as well as those that are strongly recommended, it’s important to brush up on that information on your own as well. Common and Essential Puppy Shots in Matthews, NC In the list below, we’ll guide you through
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Why We Love Cats

At Caring Hearts Animal Hospital, it is no secret we love cats.  Our resident clinic cat Maddox is always here sharing his good vibes, head butts and kitty purrs with our team and the occasional lucky clients.  That is why we are pumped that September is Happy Cat Month!  This is a time to make sure our cats are living their best lives.  Cats have given so much to humans over the ages.  From companionship to pest control they make our lives better.  Now it is our turn to make sure they are healthy and happy. Here are some interesting
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Why Vaccination is Important to Pets and Humans – Some History

Vaccination against disease has a long and fascinating history in human and animal health. The first record of inoculation of humans began in 1000 CE (BC for us old schoolers) when the Chinese used a technique called variolation to protect them against smallpox. It was also practiced in Turkey and Africa before spreading to Europe and the Americas. In 1796 Edward Jenner innovated this by using cowpox material to create immunity to smallpox and after 200 years of medical and technological changes, eventually smallpox was eradicated. If you want to explore more check out this website.   What is the
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Ways Pet Owners Can Save Money on Pet Care

  It may seem odd that a veterinarian is offering advice on how to not spend money on pets but here me out. All vets want their patients to live long healthy lives. It is why we do what we do. Sometimes that is not possible due to inherited conditions or traumatic injuries. However, for most pets, the best way to save money is to do a few simple preventive measures.   First, keep your pets roaming limited to your yard or leash walks Animals get into mischief, just like toddlers, when left to their own devices. As human as
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When Pet Parents are Staying at Home

I am sure you have seen the funny memes.  Dogs super excited to have companionship all day and cats secretly wishing all these people would leave the house.  We have too.  But the truth is, our pet’s lives are as disrupted as ours. As a Fear Free Certified Practice, pet behavior and reducing stress has always been at the forefront of all we do.  Because of that knowledge, we thought we could share some tips on keeping your pets happier during these stressful times. Tip #1: Routine is key  Pets are creatures of habit.  They wake up asking to “go
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