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How to remove a tick

If your dog spends a lot of time outside, especially during the warmer months, doing routine tick checks should become a daily habit.   Even if your dog is on a tick preventative, this is not always completely effective in stopping a tick from latching on.   On average, it takes 24-48 hours for an infection to transmit to your dog from a tick, so finding and removing a tick is important.
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Movie night – staff favorites!

Sometimes enjoying a quiet night at home watching a movie is just what we all need after a long week. I took a poll of the staff at Blum Animal Hospital about their favorite animal movies, and here are some of the results. While most people have heard of The Lion King, Marley and Me, and Homeward Bound these movies are ones that may not be familiar but are certainly worth watching!
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When it’s good to be chippy!

At least once or twice a week we get calls about people who have lost their pets and our lost pet board is always full.  It’s crucial to try and reunite owner and pet in a timely manner. One of the easiest ways to do this is by having your pet microchipped.
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Don’t be salty – winter tips for your dog!

With the slippery ice, lots of people and businesses are putting out salt to help prevent people from slipping. Although this is helpful for us, it is not so helpful for our furry family members. Salt or ice melts can cause irritation to your pet’s paws and be harmful if they ingest it.
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Keeping Your Pet Safe on the 4th

Independence Day is right around the corner and while you and your family are having fun, your pet might be feeling a little uncomfortable. Noise anxiety can arise from many different factors, including past experiences involving with thunderstorms, a genetic predisposition, age or hearing loss. No matter the cause, it’s important to relieve your pet’s stress. Below are a couple tips and products that can help you do just that!
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