Media: October 2020

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Baloo's Story

We adopted Baloo! We’ve wanted to get a dog forever and when Mattie brought Baloo back from the Humane Society we were instantly in love. He is a perfect dog for us and we are so happy that we went when we did. He stuck out to us on the website right away and he’s still making us fall in love with him! What a big sweetheart. (:

Why do I need to vaccinate my puppy or kitten?

Why do I need to vaccinate my puppy or kitten?

by Paul Chapin, DVM
Puppies and kittens need vaccinations, just like children, to protect them from many dangerous, infectious diseases. When puppies and kittens are born, their immune systems have not fully developed yet and they are unable to fight off infections on their own. Fortunately, they receive temporary immunity from their mother through normal nursing.

Gastric Dilation-Volvulus

Gastric Dilatation (GD) or “Bloat” is a condition in dogs where the stomach becomes dilated and distended due to the accumulation of gas or fluid. The abdomen is generally distended and uncomfortable, but the condition is easily treated by emptying the stomach. This is a much less serious condition than the main topic here, Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV), in which the stomach fills with gas or fluid then flips on itself, trapping the gas and/or fluid inside. 

Lulu's Story

Lulu was the first time I adopted a pet of my very own and I think I was just as nervous as she was! When I got her she was scared and aggressive and would hoard food and toys and wasn’t potty trained. We worked and worked and I even helped socialize her by bringing her to work with me, they love when she comes to the office and so does she! Lulu has so much spunk and personality and is the best cuddler and has so much love to give always! She loves to follow me around and check up on me when she thinks I’ve been in the kitchen or shower too long!