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Rigby the dogHi, guys. It's Rigby.

I’m back and just in time for February which is National Pet Dental Health month!

Every year, I go see the doggy doctor for my regular checkup and, every year, they tell me how shiny and great my teeth look, until this year. My mom brushes my teeth for me every day. It’s actually my favorite nightly routine because it tastes soooo good - but I just turned five and I guess just brushing my teeth isn’t cutting it anymore.

dog Rigby with sunglassesHello! It's Rigby, here to say happy November!

It doesn’t get much better than October, Halloween, and treats but I’m sooo glad it’s November and Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away. Bring on the turkey! Shhhh, don’t tell my mom. November is also Diabetes Awareness Month and Adoption Awareness Month!

We use Zipwhip, a texting platform that's connected to our landline phone to help us get in touch with our clients. 

In addition to calling, emailing, and faxing us, you can now text us at (704) 596-7387.

Bringing a New Pet Home

In this interview with Fox46 News, Dr. Gold talks about things to remember when bringing a new pet home.

Check out the full video here.

Pet Vaccinations - Why are they important?

Dr. Gold discusses Rabies and the importance of keeping your pet vaccinated!

To watch the video, please click here.

With the temperatures already warming up and the grass peeking out, spring is fast approaching!

flea tick prevention petsBe ready for warm weather pests and start (or continue) prevention now. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitos all come with their own detrimental effects on your pets.

1. Fleas are a common and irritating parasite we encounter pretty much year-round in our area. With such a warm, tepid winter, they are sure to be emerging soon in droves. The adult flea you may see scampering across Fluffy’s belly during a quick belly rub represents only 5% of the flea population in Fluffy’s environment... your house. Flea eggs, larva, and pupae often go unseen and unnoticed until they hatch into adults. A single adult female flea can produce 40 to 50 eggs per day!

If your pet contracts fleas, it’s important to treat your pet and its environment. It often takes up to 3 months to completely control a flea infestation and it is best to seek the help of an exterminator for the environment. In addition to the incessant itching and secondary skin infections many pets suffer from when infested with fleas, fleas also carry a number of diseases including mycoplasma, bartonella, and even tapeworms! With a severe enough infection, fleas can actually cause anemia. To get ahead of these nasty invaders, we recommend keeping your pet on year-round flea prevention.