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May Update About COVID-19

We wanted to share excerpts from three different sources that discuss the current state of COVID-19 and how it pertains to companion animals and veterinary clinics.  We have provided short excerpts here, for the full articles please see the links included below.

University of Wisconsin Confirms Cats Can Become Infected and Transmit COVID-19

excerpt from the UW article dated 5/13/2020

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COVID-19 and What it Means for Veterinary Village

Veterinary Village will continue to provide services with the utmost care and responsibility set forth by our state and governing organizations.  We are continually increasing awareness with our team as changes are happening rapidly.  We have escalated our cleaning to include products approved by the CDC to use against COVID-19.  We are currently planning to remain open with a slight variation in our current hours.  We would like to share with you some aspects that would affect your interactions with Veterinary Village.

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Coronavirus News 3/12/2020

With the rapid spread of both news and COVID-19 disease from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it’s hard to know where to turn for information. Many of you are as concerned about your pets as you are about your human family. We know how you feel! You want the facts to help keep your whole family – furry, feathered, scaly, or human – safe.

We want to take a moment to assure you that the safety and wellbeing of our clients, pets, and team members remain our highest priority.

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Coronavirus in Humans and Animals

CoronavirusThe news is filled with breaking stories about the spread of a novel Coronavirus, dubbed CoVID-19.  This is a scary disease, and recent news reports have led to many questions from pet owners and travelers alike. The disease is named “coronavirus” as the virus appears to be crown-like in electron microscope images.

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Safety Tips for Pets at Christmas

There are so many things that change in your home during the holidays! Packages coming to the door, lots of new people in and out, decorations, big meals with special food, wrapped gifts, and best of all a new tree in the main part of your home. As much fun as this can be, it can also pose some stress and risks to your pets.

How can you enjoy the holidays and activities as well as keep your pets safe? Here are some important tips:


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Preparing Your Pet For Moving

Moving can be a stressful experience for you and your family, so don’t forget it can also be a stressful time for your pet. Pets can get used to a routine and what’s familiar. They also sense when their family is stressed and can pick up on your feelings. Therefore, it's vital to stay in tune with your dog or cat's demeanor and behavior during your packing, moving, and unpacking process.

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When to Sleep with Your Pet (and When You Shouldn't)

If you sleep with your pet, you’re not alone, literally. Nearly 56 percent of dog owners sleep with their pet and nearly 50 percent of those sleep with the dog on the bed. As the statistics show, sleeping with a pet isn’t for everyone. Who knows, you may have been contemplating adding a furry friend to your bedroom for a while. Before you make the decision, take a look at a few of the pros and cons to decide if a new bedmate is right for you.

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Protecting Your Pets from Common Poisons

Most people think of bleach or rat poison when they think of household toxins. If that’s you, you’re right. Yet, there are many other less obvious items that could pose a hazard.

Take sugar-free gum for instance. Did you know that it contains xylitol, which can cause liver failure in your dog? The popular sugar substitute is also in certain brands of toothpaste and sweetener packets for coffee and tea. Yet, it can be deadly to your dog.

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Can Wildlife Make Your Pet Sick?

If your pet spends time in the great outdoors, you may not give much thought to who he shares that space with—but you should. From deer and coyotes to foxes, skunks, bats, and raccoons, wild animals can pose a serious threat as they carry a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to pets and people. 

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Recognizing Signs of Pain in Your Pet

Pain is a clinically significant symptom that can adversely affect an animal’s quality of life—and the first step in treating it is recognizing and acknowledging it.

Our pets share the same anatomical and biochemical pain pathways that we do; therefore, we can expect their level of discomfort with certain conditions to be similar to ours. Unfortunately, they cannot tell us with words how they feel or where they hurt, but they can give us clues about their level of discomfort.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Lumps and Bumps

You’re petting your cat or bathing your dog when—wait, what’s that?

Finding a lump or bump on your pet can be a worrisome experience, but don’t panic. Masses of all kinds, from harmless skin growths to malignant tumors, are fairly common. While most are benign, it’s always better to err on the side of caution by following these steps.

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5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for You and Your Pet

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and who better to spend it with than your pet? Whether it’s a hitting the road for a day hike or staying in and snuggling on the couch, spending some one-on-one time with your pet provides numerous benefits for both of you, including reduced stress and anxiety and increased opportunities for exercise and socialization.

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What Are Worms, Anyway?

If you’re a pet owner, you know that deworming is an important step in your dog or cat's preventive care protocol. But what exactly are you preventing?

Typically referred to simply as “worms,” there are four main types of intestinal parasites that are common in pets—and they’re not just creepy, they’re harmful. Here’s what to watch out for.

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Loving Your Pet: Dos and Don’ts

It’s February, and that means love is in the air—but are you loving your pet the right way? Here are five dos and don’ts to help you show your furry valentine some love this month and all year long.

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What Is Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)?

Is your cat urinating outside the litter box? Don’t get mad—get him to the vet!

Feline lower urinary tract disease, also known as feline urologic syndrome (FUS) or feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC), is a general term for a variety of conditions affecting the bladder and urethra.

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4 Keys to a Healthy Heart

Did you know that heart-healthy lifestyle tips for humans apply to pets, too? In light of American Heart Month, we’ve compiled a list of things you and your furry friend can do together to keep your tickers in top shape.

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Taking Care of Your Dog’s Paws

Your four-legged friend’s feet play an important role in his daily life. They provide insulation to keep him warm in cold temperatures, contain sweat glands to cool him off in the heat, absorb shock, provide traction and balance, bear the majority of his weight, and allow him to run to greet you at the end of a long day.

Unfortunately, this means they also endure a lot of wear and tear. Watch out for these paw problems—and catch any issues early by regularly checking your dog’s digits.

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